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Playing Off Courts: The Spaces of Adjudicating Family and Violence

Dr. Basu will consider the possibilities and limitations of studying spaces of law through her fieldwork in contemporary Kolkata (India), as well as the ways in which feminist legal reform recommendations are transformed in practice.

This lecture is part of the Geography Department Colloquium Series.

Film Screening: Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines

 

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.

Wonder Women! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Kathleen Hanna and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre.

 

 

Date: 
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Young Library Auditorium
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Why major in Gender and Women's Studies?

Are we “just for women”? Not by a long shot!! Not only do we offer courses specifically about men and masculinity, but every course we teach deals with issues of concern to both women and men. We are, as our name indicates, a gender studies department. Gender can take a dazzling variety of forms across time and culture, and one of our goals is to study that diversity. But everyone—men, women, and those who identify as neither, or both--lives within some system of gender. This has a tremendous impact on our everyday experience, from birth to old age.

Are we here to tell you to wipe off your make-up and burn your bra? Hardly. But you will learn about how those stereotypes of feminists got started, and what women’s movements all over the world have really been about. You will also learn about popular culture, mass media, and the role that they play in shaping our ideas about beauty, fitness, masculinity, femininity, sexuality. And you’ll study this from the perspective of global movements, as well as events in your own backyard.

Is a GWS degree a frill, and of no use in the “real world”? That’s the biggest misconception of all. As the success of past majors shows, a degree in GWS can lead to an amazing range of careers in law, public policy, journalism, education, consumer protection, violence prevention, environmental sustainability, and more. There’s really no career that a GWS degree can’t lead to!

For more information about GWS, visit: gws.as.uky.edu/

Gender and Globalization in Appalachia: Mary Anglin

Mary Anglin, associate professor in UK's Department of Anthropology, discussed the effects of globalization on gender in reference to Appalachian women and Appalachian communities. In order to better understand the region's past and present, studies of women and gender in Appalachia should not be ignored. This field of study encourages new kinds of questions and topics for this specific culture, including the manifestations and consequences of power and documenting the impact of trans/national capital on regional settings. Anglin argues that too little attention has be given to this perspective, despite its potential value to many fields of study.

This podcast is a recording of her lecture on May 21st, 2012, at Shanghai University. The session was part of the Symposium on Globalization, Identity, and Cultural Diversity

Produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

 

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An Outstretched Hand: The Outsource with Allie Huddleston

Did you know UK has an LGBT outreach center? In this podcast, Gender and Women's Studies junior Allie Huddleston, the co-director of UK's LGBT outreach center the OUTsource, tells us what the OUTsource does and how interested students may get involved. If you would like more information about the OUTsource, you can visit their office in the Student Center.

This podcast was produced by Sam Burchett.

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Love/Conjure Blues

Performance Artist and Novelist/Poet, Sharon Bridgforth, reads from her performance novel, Love Conjure/Blues.

GWS Faculty Featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education

Susan Bordo writes "When Fictionalized Facts Matter" for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Immigration Research on Display: Wired Students at the Showcase of Undergraduate Scholars

At the end of each academic year, the Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research hosts the Showcase of Undergraduate ScholarsCristina Alcalde, one of three faculty co-directors at A&S Wired and a professor in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, mentored three Wired students during the past academic year. 

All three students conducted focus-group research. Elizabeth Kunnecke studied differences between perceptions of first and second generation immigrants. Tyler Davoren looked at geographic influences on perceptions of immigrants. Emily VanMeter examined how people’s religious attitudes influenced the way they interacted with immigrants. Their posters were on display on April 25, 2012, in the Ballroom at the Student Center. 

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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Diversity Project Blanket to be Unveiled at Gayla

A blanket of squares representing the Lexington's LGBT community created as part of a UK Gaines Scholar's jury project will be unveiled at the Gayla.

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