What's Up in GWS

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Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

*Check out Susan Bordo's  newest article, " History Lesson For a Young Sanders Supporter" in the Huffington Post.  
*Congratulations to Jenna Goldsmith on being awarded the 2016-2017 Lexington Herald-Leader Fellowship Award and the UK Women's Club Fellowship Award.  Jenna is a doctoral student in English and graduate certificate student in Gender & Women's Studies.  
* Congratualtions to GWS major and AAAS minor Rockia Harris for her SEC Dr. Pepper Education Abroad Award.  Twenty-eight students representing each Southeastern Conference university were chosen to study abroad during the 2015-16 academic year, the result of a contribution to the league by Dr Pepper.  Rockia is one of two UK recipients and will be traveling to South Africa. Read more.  
* This November several GWS faculty and students will participate in the 2015 National Women's Studies Association annual conference:
  • Carol Mason will participate in the roundtable "Campus and Community Battle the Precarity of Women's Personhood".
  • Melissa Stein will give the talk "The Blood Innocent Children: Constructing True Victimhood and Disposable Lives in the 1985 MOVE Police Bombing" as part of the Institutions, Politics, and Worthy/Unworthy Lives panel.
  • Lauren Copeland's  "Resisting Distortion and Creating Community: LGBT Arab Youths Online" will be part of the NWSA poster presentations. 
  • For the Ain't I A?: Fractures, Reconfigurations, and Refusal of Women's Space panel session, Billy Korinko will present "Front and Center: Negotiating Men's Involvement in Feminist Spaces" 
  • MaryAnn Kozlowski will present a talk titled "Beyond 'Thick': Women of Color and Fat Emodiment" for the Fat Activism Futures: Embodiment, Performance, and Radical Media session,
  • For the panel, Orange is the New Black: Queer Characters in the Precarious Prison, Ashley Ruderman will present "Queer Confusion and Lesbian Abjection in 'Orange is the New Black'".
  • Adriana Sisko will present "Going All the Way' Erotic and Affective Legitimacy" as part of the A/Sexuality and Beyond the Masculinist Penetration Imagery session. 
*Melissa Stein was interviewed Sept 2, 2015, about her recently published book, Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934, on the LA-based radio/podcast program, Uprising with Sonali. Check it out here!
* The GWS Fall 2015 newsletter is here.  Check it out!
*GWS major, Mekha McGuire, wrote a piece for the August 17, 2015 edition of The New York Time's "Room for Debate" section that asked college students: What is the most imporant issue to you in the 2016 presidential election.  Read Mekha's piece here.
Cristina Alcalde, Susan Bordo, and Ellen Rosenman, co-editors of Provocations, participated in a guest blog spot for University of California Press and discussed their new book.     
*Karen Tice was an invited panelist at the Czech Women's Congress on Media in Prague on June 20, 2015. The other panelists included: Dorota Warakomska (spokeswoman of Polish Congress of Women,Nele  Laos (co-founder  of the feminist news platform Feministerium,  Estonia), Tereza Matysová  (Senior Press Coordinator at MTG, United  Kingdom), Daiva Cervokiene (freelance journalist, member of the National Journalists‘ Association, Lithuanie Lene Rimestad  (journalistic  associate  professor  at  the  University  of  Southern  Denmark, Denmark), Heide Osteriech (editor of the daily newspaper Die Tageszeitung, Germany).  While in Prague, Dr. Tice was interviewed by Gender & Science faculty from Charles University for their "Journal of Gender, Equal opportunity, and Research."  

*In a new UK Now series called The Books That Shaped Them. UK professors reflect on the books that have impacted their lives and careers.  Our very own Carol Mason is featured!

*Check out GWS' Year in Review, 2014-2015.

*On Friday, May 15, 2015 Srimati Basu participated in the International Day of Families 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. You can read about the commemorative event and listen to individual statements from Dr. Basu and other panelists here.

*Congratulations to GWS graduate certificate student Brittany Cook Barrineau, who has been named as a recipient of the Fulbirght U.S Student Program Scholarship.  UK recipients are among more than 1,900 US citizens who will travel abroad for the 2015-2016 academic year through the Fulbight Program.  Brittany Cook Barrineau, a doctoral student in Geography, will be doing research in Jordan. See the full story at UK Now. 

*Congratulations to the students of the GWS 599 Senior Capstone course, who presented their final capstone projects on May 7, 2015. Pictured below with Professor Melissa Stein.

*Congratulations to GWS affiliated faculty, DaMaris Hill, whose poetry manuscript, Bound, was a semi-finalist in the Crab Orchard Poetry Series Prize. Her chapbook, Visible Textures, is entering production and is set to be released in April, 2015. DaMaris Hill is Assistant Professor of English Creative Writing and African American and Africana Studies.

*GWS invited visiting scholar, Juan Carlos Callirgos, is currently teaching a two-week spring course titled "Men and Masculinites in Latin America".  He is the Coordinator of Anthropology and affiliated faculty with Gender Studies at the Universidad Catolica del Peru.  Dr. Callirgos also presented the talk "The Intricacies of Race and Racism in Peru" on Feb 25, 2015.  Pictured are Ana Liberato, Karen Tice, Juan Carlos Callirgos, Cristina Alcalde, and Monica Diaz.  

*Susan Bordo's "Why Not Just Admit it's fiction" is featured on the front page of the entertainment section of the Huffingtonpost, UK site.  Check out the article!

*Srimati Basu presented at the panel "Masculinities and Culture" at the 2nd MenEngage Global Symposium in New Delhi, India (Nov 10-13, 2014).  

Srimati Basu at the international conference on the Men's Rights Activist movement and its challenges to feminism held at the Peter Wall Institute, UBC. (June 2014)

* Meet GWS' PhD students (Fall 2014): 

*Congratulations to Cristina Alcalde, Susan Bordo, and Ellen Rosenman for completion of their new anthology, Provocations: A Transnational Reader in the History of Feminist Thought.  The first collection of its kind, this reader is historically organized and transnational in scope, highlighting key ideas, transformative moments, and feminist conversations across national and cultural borders. Emphasizing feminist cross-talk, transnational collaborations and influences, and cultural differences in context, this anthology heralds a new approach to studying feminist history.  Provocations includes engaging, historically significant primary sources by writers of many nationalities in numerous genres—from political manifestos to theoretical and cultural analysis to poetry and fiction. These texts range from those of classical antiquity to others composed during the Arab Spring and represent Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Western Europe, and the United States. Provocations' publication date is set for March 2015. 

*In July 2014, Cristina Alcalde was interviewed by El Comercio, the leading newspaper in Peru, about her book La mujer en la violencia [The Woman in the Violence], which was recently published in Spanish by the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos and the Fondo Editorial of the Universidad Católica del Peru. The book focuses on the experiences of multiple forms of violence and resistance of women in Lima, Peru. The interview appears here: http://elcomercio.pe/lima/ciudad/hogar-lugar-mas-peligroso-mujer-noticia-1741595

*  Srimati Basu's new book, The Trouble with Marriage: Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India, will be published by University of California Press in January 2015. The Trouble with Marriage is part of a new global feminist jurisprudence around marriage and violence that looks to law as strategy rather than solution. In this ethnography of family courts and other crime and mediation settings in India, Srimati Basu reevaluates Indian feminist theories of marriage, gender violence, and the role of the state. Basu argues that alternative dispute resolutions, originally designed to empower women in a less adversarial legal environment, have created new subjectivities but have also reinforced oppressive socioeconomic norms that leave women no better off, individually or collectively. This volume examines the extent to which feminist visions of divorce, rape, and domestic violence law in India empower women and finds, paradoxically, that these alternative ideas actually reinforce women’s economic and social inequality. 












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