Spring 2014 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Events

Spring 2014

What's the T' in LGBT?

February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

We all know what the acronym "LGBT" stands for, but we don't always know what the "T" actually means. Come to this undergrad event to learn about all things trans*! A professional speaker on trans issues, Justin Adkins from Wiliams College will be providing a breakdown of trans* basics, with plenty of time for questions and answers. We'll be talking about questions like:

-what does trans* mean?

-what's the difference between transgender, transsexual, and trans*

-why is T in the acronym with L, G, and B?

The Trans Inclusive Classroom

February 27, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Transgender Cultural Competency

February 27, 2014 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Speaker/Participants: 
Justin Adkins

A fast-paced session in which you will learn practical tools to engage trans* people and create safer spaces.
Get ideas on how to let trans* and LGB (lesbian, gay, bisexual) people know that you are there for them,
that you area safe person to talk to.

 

Work-in-progress discussion with Amber Pabon (Education), Waiting for Black Superman: Black Male Teachers’ Narratives of Resistance and Resilience in the Urban School Context

February 21, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Text for discussion available two weeks in advance through the gender studies portal on my.pitt.edu under My Resources, or from wstudies@pitt.edu.

Colloquium discussion with Prof. Narayan: The Politics of Rescue and the Politics of Forgetting: Exploring the Contemporary Allure of Rescue Agendas in Feminist Politics

February 14, 2014 - 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Colloquium discussion with Prof. Narayan: “The Politics of Rescue and the Politics of Forgetting: Exploring the Contemporary Allure of Rescue Agendas in Feminist Politics,” 602 Cathedral of Learning (Humanities Center). Text for discussion available two weeks in advance through the gender studies portal on my.pitt.edu under My Resources, or from wstudies@pitt.edu.

Steering Committee Meeting

February 14, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am

On the agenda: update on research events for next AY; discussion of draft of GSWS major proposal. 

Microcredit and Third World Women: Panacea for Poverty or Delusional Development?

February 13, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Lecture by Uma Narayan (Vassar), "Microcredit and Third World Women: Panacea for Poverty or Delusional Development?"

Discussion-based colloquium with Prof. Narayan to be held on Friday on a pre-circulated manuscript.

 

Visiting Instructorships in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Application Deadline

February 10, 2014 - 5:00pm

Each year, the Program hires advanced graduate students or recent PhD’s as visiting instructors or visiting lecturers to teach undergraduate courses, including the introductory course, Introduction to Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, or others. Visiting instructors teach 2 courses per term, and visiting lecturers 3 courses per term. These positions are not TF’s-ships and do not include tuition, but include benefits. Students must be enrolled in the certificate program to be eligible (or have completed the certificate).

Visiting Instructorships in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Application Deadline

February 10, 2014 - 5:00pm

Each year, the Program hires advanced graduate students or recent PhD’s as visiting instructors or visiting lecturers to teach undergraduate courses, including the introductory course, Introduction to Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, or others. Visiting instructors teach 2 courses per term, and visiting lecturers 3 courses per term. These positions are not TF’s-ships and do not include tuition, but include benefits. Students must be enrolled in the certificate program to be eligible (or have completed the certificate).

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