News & Events

Each year at the GCWS is packed with events, curriculum development opportunities, and conferences.

Titles and details are added as the events are finalized.

2015-2016 Events

Feminisms Unbound

This Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies (GCWS) initiative, Feminisms Unbound, is an event series featuring debates that focus on feminist concerns, theories, and practices in our contemporary moment.  With four events in the series, it is intended to foster conversations and community among Boston-area feminist intellectuals and activists. The series, in its open configuration, endeavors to allow the greatest measure of engagement across multiple disciplinary trajectories, and a full array of feminist investments.    more »

 

2014-2015 Events

Public Talks by GCWS Dissertation Workshop Participants: Women's and Gender Studies Dissertation Works in Progress

Join the GCWS Workshop for Dissertation Writers in Women's and Gender Studies participants as the workshop students formally present their works in progress. more »


Feminist Pedagogy in a Digital Age: A Workshop on Teaching with Technology

The near-ubiquitous use of use of social media (and particularly networked and mobile communications technology in one form or another) by students and faculty invites questions about how these tools might be used in the classroom to facilitate dialogue and to foster collaborations between students and even across institutions. FemTechNet, a group of feminist academic scholars and teachers located within and beyond academe, has proposed... more »

Women Take the Reel Film Festival 2015

This annual film festival is a collaborative effort among Women's and Gender Studies departments involved in the Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies (as well as select institutions/universities aligned with its mission) that features films directed by women and about issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, class and/or feminism.

The focus is on intellectual investigation of these issues as well as visibility for female directors, and so every film is accompanied by a Q&A and discussion with either the film director, producer, or a faculty member from the film screening's host institution host institution. more »

Power and (In)Visibility

This is a symposium organized by GCWS graduate students that will feature graduate student work in the field of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. This symposium, on Saturday, March 28, 2015, is an interdisciplinary inquiry rooted in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies that explores the simultaneous nature of hyper visibility and invisibility. As intelligibility is relative to (in)visibility, how/why are certain identities (un)intelligible and made invisible or hypervisible? How do the intersections that individuals inhabit become legible through systems of power?   more »

Feminisms Unbound

This Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies (GCWS) initiative, Feminisms Unbound, is an event series featuring debates that focus on feminist concerns, theories, and practices in our contemporary moment.  It is intended to foster conversations and community among Boston-area feminist intellectuals and activists. The series, in its open configuration, endeavors to allow the greatest measure of engagement across multiple disciplinary trajectories, and a full array of feminist investments.    more »

Next in Series:

Sexualities, States, Governance
Wednesday, November 12, 2014: 5:30 – 7:30 PM
Location: The Moore Room, Building 6 Room 321, MIT Campus more »

Gender, Health, and Marginalization

Reproductive Justice and the Abortion Wars: Public Lecture by Loretta Ross

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 7:00 PM more »

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power (2013) Film Screening

w/ Discussion by Dr. Evelynn Hammonds

Wednesday, November 5 @ 7 PM more »

2015 Women Take the Reel Film Festival

 

 

 

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