Spring 2010 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Events

Spring 2010

"Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics"

March 25, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Speaker/Participants: 
AAUW webcast - streamed by Women's Studies

American Association of University Women (AAUW); webcast streamed by WSP

In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law, and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers?

Drawing upon a large and diverse body of research, AAUW’s report provides compelling evidence of environmental and social barriers—including gender bias, stereotypes, and the climate within college and university science and engineering departments—that continue to limit women’s participation and progress.

 

Presentation of findings will be followed by a discussion among invited experts at the live event on how to move this important research to practice.

"The Problem with Passing"

March 24, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Amy Romanowski (PhD student, French & Women's Studies)

Women's Studies

In Bodies That Matter, Judith Butler claims that gender is a slippery gloss that occurs on the surface of the body.  The resulting messages of masculine/feminine and/or male/female are only made legible via a constant commitment to repeating socialized, normative gender regulations.  For Butler, this engagement is one of which we are never fully aware.  I assert, however, that such a commitment denotes both appeal and agency for Ahmed, protagonist of Tahar Ben Jelloun's L'enfant de sable.  She engages in her imposed masculinity with great verve and feel

"Our Lives, Our Space: Views of Women in a Red-Light District" Korea - photo exhibit

March 19, 2010 - 10:00am - March 23, 2010 - 4:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Sealing Cheng

School of Arts and Sciences, Asian Studies Center, Women's Studies Program, Anthropology, History of Art and Architecture, and Studio Arts

This photographic exhibition includes 40 photographs taken by women in the Yongsan red-light district of Seoul, South Korea, who have worked and lived in the area for as long as 40 years.

The red-light district, located near Yongsan Railway Station in central Seoul, is one of the oldest red-light districts in South Korea.  As part of the urban renewal project, the area was scheduled for demolition by the end of 2009 – now postponed to 2011. These photographs show us how personal histories are written onto the space and architecture of the red-light district, and how it is Home to these women who have lived on the margins of Korean society.

"Our Lives, Our Space: View of Women in a Red-Light District, Korea"

March 18, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Sealing Cheng (Henry Luce Chair, Dept. of Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College)

School of Arts and Sciences, Asian Studies Center, Women’s Studies Program, and the departments of Anthropology, Studio Arts, and History of Art and Architecture

Opening lecture and tour of exhibit

This photographic exhibition includes 40 photographs taken by women in the Yongsan red-light district of Seoul, South Korea, who have worked and lived in the area for as long as 40 years. The red-light district, located near Yongsan Railway Station in central Seoul, is one of the oldest red-light districts in South Korea.  As part of the urban renewal project, the area was scheduled for demolition by the end of 2009 – now postponed to 2011.

"Our Lives, Our Space: Views of Women in a Red-Light District, Korea" - Exhibit opening

March 18, 2010 - 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Sealing Cheng (Henry Luce Chair, Dept. of Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College)

School of Arts and Sciences, Asian Studies Center, Women’s Studies Program, and the departments of Anthropology, Studio Arts, and History of Art and Architecture

Photo exhibit

This photographic exhibition includes 40 photographs taken by women in the Yongsan red-light district of Seoul, South Korea, who have worked and lived in the area for as long as 40 years. The red-light district, located near Yongsan Railway Station in central Seoul, is one of the oldest red-light districts in South Korea.  As part of the urban renewal project, the area was scheduled for demolition by the end of 2009 – now postponed to 2011.

Iris Marion Young Award Ceremony and Reception

March 4, 2010 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Women's Studies Program

Event Invitation

Event program

This event is open to the public, but RSVPs are required.

Iris Marion Young Award recipients will speak with a reception following.

Iris Marion Young Award Lecture - "Visual Democracy"

March 4, 2010 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Linda Gordon (Professor of History, NYU)

Innovation Clinic at GSPIA, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, & Women's Studies

"Dorothea Lange redefined what documentary photography could be in the 1930s, proving that images aimed at social justice could also be art.  Using her images, Gordon argues that Lange was building a visual case for a fuller American democracy, and simultaneously raising critical questions about the failures of American democracy."

Event flier

Event Invitation - RSVP deadline extended to Feb. 23

Event program

Recording of lecture

This event is open to the public, but RSVPs are required. 


L. Gordon

 

 

 

 

 

Professor of History, Dr. Linda Gordon

http://history.fas.nyu.edu/object/lindagordon

http://books.wwnorton.com/books/Author.aspx?ID=5598

A Discussion with Linda Gordon

March 4, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Linda Gordon (Professor of History, NYU)

Women's Studies Program

Come meet with Linda Gordon for an informal talk. 

Event flier

Join us before Linda Gordon's 3 p.m. lecture, "Visual Democracy," at the Twentieth Century Club.

Lunch will be provided.  RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. 

"Changing Perspectives in Development Practice: Overcoming Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt"

February 26, 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Dina El Naggar (Senior External Affairs & Outreach Officer, Integrity Vice Presidency, The World Bank)

For PIA 2331 - "Gender and Development" - International Development and International Affairs Divisions

Presentation to be followed by pizza during a question and answer session.

Event flier

WSP Film Series: "She's a Boy I Knew"

February 25, 2010 - 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Discussant: Frayda Cohen (Visiting Assistant Professor, Women's Studies Program)

Women's Studies Program

"In these tender and difficult moments, She’s a Boy I Knew forces us to question our own assumptions about the role that names, clothing, and anatomy play in our constructions of gender identity.”
-Outcast Films

“Using archival family footage, interviews, phone messages, and hand-drawn animation, Haworth's documentary begins in 2000 with Steven Haworth's decision to come out to his family about his life-long female gender identity. The resulting auto-ethnography is… an emotionally charged account of the individual experiences, struggles, and stakes that her two sisters, mother, father, best friend and wife brought to Gwen's transition." -Outcast Films

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