The University of Delaware’s Center for Global and Area Studies will begin its “Issues in Global Studies” lecture series at 12:30 p.m., Monday
September 10 in 228 Alison Hall.
Each lecture in the series, which continues through December 3, is
free and open to the public. The series also is part of a one-credit course (ARSC300) that is a core course for the minor in global studies. This semester's theme "21st Century Feminisms" addresses key debates within and about feminism as well as the history and practice of feminism, drawing from examples such as voting and reproductive rights for women, civil rights activism, the Stonewall riots, and 'women in development.' The objectives are to bring clarity to thinking about feminism and cultivate an open and inclusive set of ideas about how to address structural oppressions and inequalities in the world.
Lectures will be held weekly on
Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in 228 Alison Hall, EXCEPT OCT. 29 in 206 BROWN LAB. Each lecture will feature a different presenter, from UD and other institutions, focusing on a particular part of the world.
The topics and speakers are as follows, subject to change:
- Sep. 10 "Introduction to 21st Century Feminisms," Lindsay Naylor, Geography, Latin American & Iberian Studies Program
- Sep. 17 Film "We Should All Be Feminists" (Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie TEDx 2013)
- Sep. 24 "Why Are There So Few? On Women in Science" Dana Veron, Geography
- Oct. 1 "Global Feminism and Reproductive Justice" Emerald Christopher Byrd, Women & Gender Studies
- Oct. 8 "Islamic Feminism or Islam vs. Feminism?" Patricia Sloane-White, Anthropology, Women & Gender Studies, Islamic Studies Program, Asian Studies Program
- Oct. 15 "No Shortcut to Change: An Unlikely Path to a More Gender Equitable World" Kara Ellerby, Political Science & International Relations
- Oct. 22 "Reproductive Rights" Kimberly Seals Allers, author of The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding
- Oct. 29 206 BROWN LAB THIS DATE ONLY "Young Women's Perceptions of Traditional and Contemporary Female Beauty Ideals in China" Jaehee Jung, Fashion & Apparel Studies
- Nov. 5 Film "Embrace" (part 1) Body image activist Taryn Brumfitt explores the global issue of body loathing.
- Nov. 12 Film "Embrace" (part 2) Body image activist Taryn Brumfitt explores the global issue of body loathing.
- Nov. 26 "Safe/Sick/Isolated: The Problematic Geographies of the Home" Paul Jackson, Geography
- Dec. 3 "Discussion about original contributions and (re)defining feminisms" Lindsay Naylor, Geography, Latin American & Iberian Studies Program
A flyer is available for download