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“Gender and Science” Lecturer Job Opening in GSWS

The Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies (GSWS) Program at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure-steam lecturer position in the area of gender and science.

Pending budgetary approval, the position will begin in fall 2018 with an initial three-year contract, with the possibility of obtaining renewable three-year contracts after satisfactory performance reviews.

Undergraduate Student Conversation with Gayle Rubin

October 17, 2017 - 2:30pm - 3:45pm

Gayle Rubin is an associate professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. For over three decades her essays have been mandatory readings for entire cohorts of students of gender and sexuality, making her one of the most influential scholars in feminist theory, gay and lesbian studies, sexuality studies and queer studies. A feminist and sex activist, she has also been a prominent advocate for a sex-positive feminism, for the civil rights of sexual minorities, and a defender of sexual diversity.

Graduate Student Conversation with Gayle Rubin

October 16, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Contact for more information and to register. 

Iris Marion Young Award Nominations Open through October 6

Nominations for this year's Iris Marion Young Awards (Staff, Faculty, Graduate, and Undergraduate) are welcome through October 6.  View the Call for Nominations here.

Iris Marion Young Award Ceremony

November 15, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Nominations for this year's Iris Marion Young Awards (Staff, Faculty, Graduate, and Undergraduate) are welcome through October 6.  View the Call for Nominations here.

The awards ceremony will include a moderated discussion among award winners about the themes of community engagement, organizing, and bridging theory and practice. All are welcome to attend this free event. 

Book Release Event: "Set the World on Fire"

March 15, 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Professor Keisha Blain (History)

Sponsored by the Department of History and the Gender, Sexuality, & Women's Studies Program

Please join us for the launch of Keisha Blain's new book, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, February 2018).

Featuring commentary on the book from:

Robert Trent Vinson, Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Associate Professor History and Africana Studies, The College of William and Mary

Spring term '17 graduate seminars:

GSWS2252: Theories of Gender & Sexuality, Prof. Nancy Glazener, Wed. 2:30-5:00

Undergraduate Symposium on Masculinities

The GSWS program held the Undergraduate Symposium on Masculinities on April 21, 2017. Nineteen undergraduate students from the University of Pittsburgh – and one student from Ohio State University – showcased their work on panels and round tables throughout the day. These included “Deconstructing Global Masculinity,” “Images and Interpretations of Masculinities,” “Masculinity and Violence,” “Black Masculinities, Racism, and Whiteness,” and “Masculinity and Privilege.”

GSWS Fall Event Calendar Released

Click here to view a PDF of the GSWS Fall 2017 event lineup.  All events are free and open to the public.  We hope you are able to join us!

Lecture: “Feminist Posthumanism and Life in the Abyss”

January 16, 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Stacy Alaimo

Professor Stacy Alaimo is an internationally recognized scholar of the environmental humanities and gender studies. She has published three monographs: Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (Cornell UP, 2000); Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (Indiana UP, 2010); and Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pressures in Posthuman Times (U of Minnesota P, 2016).

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