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Archive for March, 2013

Call for Submissions: Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Award 2013

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All WGSS Minors are invited to submit a research paper for the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Award.  This award is coordinated by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program to recognize outstanding work.  Please follow the steps outlined below.

Submit a Research Paper at least 2000 words in length on a topic in any of the following areas: women’s studies, feminist theory, gender studies, queer theory.  

Add a cover sheet that should include the following information:

        –name

        –year of expected graduation

       –essay title

       –campus or off-campus telephone number

      –campus box number

      –email address

     –the course for which the paper was written, the semester the course was taken, and the     name of the professor.

 Please prepare the paper as follows:

       — Put the title of your paper at the top of the first page

       –put the title and page number on all subsequent pages

        –type and double-space the paper

       –do NOT put your name on any page except the cover sheet.

 Submit two (2) copies of your paper (with the cover sheets attached) to Dr. Colleen Arendt’s mailbox, DMH 232.

 DEADLINE:   4:00 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Contact Dr. David Gudelunas, Director of WGSS, with questions.

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“In the Works” WGS Faculty Talk about Current Projects – April 4

In honor of Women’s History Month, WGS faculty will share their current research pertaining to women, gender and sexuality.   Refreshments will be provided!  Join us on April 4, BCC 206 at 6:00 p.m. The following professors will be sharing on their latest research:

Gwendoline Alphonso: “Family, Politics and the State”

Colleen Arendt: “A Rink of One’s Own: Gender, Sport and the Alter Ego in Contemporary Roller Derby”

Anna Lawrence: “Jarena Lee’s Calling: Biography and Storytelling”

Emily Orlando: “Edith Wharton, Women and the Politics of Representation”

WOMEN_2013

 

 

Sponsored by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.

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Havana Today: Continuity and Change

Five Fairfield Upr_havana_cars13niversity professors who visited Havana in January will give their multidisciplinary impressions of contemporary Cuba in “Havana Today: Between Continuity and Change” on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 6 p.m. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the University’s DiMenna-Nyselius Library multimedia room.

Faculty participating in the talk will be: Joy Gordon, Ph.D., professor of politics; Gisela Gil-Egui, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication; Olivia Harriott, Ph.D., associate professor of biology; Ania Aksan, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics; and Giovanni Ruffini, Ph.D., associate professor of history.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is part of the University’s two-year focus on Cities. It is sponsored by the Humanities Institute of the College of Arts & Sciences; the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program; the Public Lectures & Events Committee; the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and the departments of Philosophy, Communication, Biology, Economics, and History.

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Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Alumnae Panel Tonight

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Alumnae Panel

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Tonight we kick off Women’s History Month with the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program Alumnae Career Panel Discussion!

Hear about life after Fairfield as some of our recent graduates share their experiences in the working world. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Orlando.  Refreshments will be provided.

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Women’s History Month!

Please join the Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in celebrating Women’s History Month.  we have many exciting events planned for March and April that you do not want to miss! (Click on the poster below to make it larger.)

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White Rainbow Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion Tomorrow!

MohiniGiriJoin us for the Screening of White Rainbow
Thursday, March 7th at 6pm, BCC Lower Level

The holy city of Vrindavan India, also known as the “City of Widows” harbors nearly 20,000 widows who are abandoned on the streets and flock there in the hopes of finding “Moksha” – Salvation. In Indian society, widows are stigmatized and maligned.  Learn about a little known yet urgent subject and help bring social justice for women and societies worldwide!

For more information on the film, visit http://asiasociety.org/policy/social-issues/human-rights/mohini-giri-indias-voice-voiceless 

Brought to us by the Montage Initiative; Center for Faith and Public Life; International Studies; Peace and Justice Studies; Sociology and Anthropology; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Model United Nations Club

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