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Feminist Strategies in the Classroom and Beyond

Saturday, April 9th, 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Mandel Center for the Humanities
Brandeis University

415 South Street, MS 092
Waltham, MA 02453

two smiling faculty members looking engaged and happy The Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies welcomes you to a daylong, multi-disciplinary symposium on Feminist Strategies in the Classroom and Beyond. The symposium seeks to elicit practical advice from faculty members and graduate students across the disciplines - as well as writers and activists - about feminist, hands-on approaches to learning, teaching, knowledge production, and publishing. It will take place at the Mandel Center for the Humanities at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA.

The symposium will include four 90-minute roundtable discussions and will include lunch and netoworking among peers interested in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The roundtable discussion topics and presenters, listed below, were chosen specifically to unite theory and practice from a variety of disciplines and institutions—providing the opportunity to build skills and discuss strategies in feminist pedagogy, research, and praxis.

Please join us on Saturday, April 9th, from 8:30 AM - 5 PM at Brandeis to join in this discussion!  

This event is free. Space is limited and RSVP is required. RSVP to

This event is co-sponsored by the Brandeis University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Mandel Center for the Humanities at Brandeis, the Brandeis University English Department, the Brandeis Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

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Commuter rail transporation summary:

Participants coming from Boston should take the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line leaving from North Station (8:35 AM departure) or Porter Square (8:45 AM departure). Trains leaving at these times will arrive at the Brandeis/Roberts station at 9:03 AM. A 6:02 PM train will return to Boston by 6:29 PM.

There is also a shuttle that goes from Brandeis to Cambridge in the afternoons. It is available to attendees of the event. More information about the shuttle schedule is available here.

Boston/Cambridge Joseph's Shuttle Transportation Service
Fridays and Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.

There is a parking lot right next to the Mandel Center for the Humanities at Brandeis that will be free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to park there.

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9:15 – 9:30: Welcome

9:30 – 11 AM: Roundtable 1: How to do Feminist Scholarship Anywhere

Moderator: Sarah Pinto, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Tufts University

11:15 – 12:45 PM: Roundtable 2: How to Teach Feminism Today

Moderator: Jo Trigilio, Director of Gender and Cultural Studies, Simmons College

12:45 – 1:30 PM: Lunch and networking

1:30 – 3:00 PM: Roundtable 3:  How to Start new Feminist Research

Moderator: Nada Mustafa Ali, Lecturer in Women's and Gender Studies, UMass Boston

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM: Roundtable 4: How to Publish Feminist Scholarship Everywhere

Moderator: Sandy Alexandre, Associate Professor of Literature, MIT

4:45 PM: Closing remarks




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Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14N-211
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-324-2085