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The Feminist Classroom

Friday, March 30, 2012, 12 noon – 5:00 pm
Thompson Room, Barker Center, Harvard University

two smiling faculty members looking engaged and happy A half-day conference and workshop for graduate students developing a professional teaching profile in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. 

Free and open to graduate students from any department at Harvard and any graduate program at Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies member institutions (BC, BU, Brandeis, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, Simmons, Tufts and UMass Boston).

Conference Schedule – Friday, March 30, 2012

11:30 – 12:00 pm: Registration

12:00 – 1:30 pm:   Lunch and Panel
Incorporating Gender:  Designing and Teaching Courses with a Gendered Lens 

1:45 – 3:15 pm:  Concurrent Workshops

  1. Syllabus and Course Design 101: Learn from pedagogy specialists from the Harvard Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies
  2. Breakout Sessions with Faculty:  Workshop your Syllabus-in-Progress in Small Groups with Gender Studies Faculty Experts**

3:30 – 5:00 pm:  Coffee and Panel

Why We Teach: Feminist Pedagogy in the College Classroom

5:15 – 6:30 pm:  Graduate Student Happy Hour 

Sponsored by the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies 
Harvard Square, location TBA

Lunch provided with registration.

Registration required by March 16, 2012.  To register, email

** Students interested in participating in this workshop must submit a draft syllabus beforehand. To participate, submit your draft by March 16 to

Cosponsored by the Harvard University Committee on Degrees in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies.  

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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