Each year at the GCWS is packed with events, curriculum development opportunities, and conferences.
Titles and details are added as the events are finalized.
Clash Zones: Identities in (R)evolution
April 5th and 6th, 2013
Stata Center, MIT
32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
The borders and boundaries where political, ethnic, religious, racial, national, and other factions meet are hotbeds for ideological and psychological tensions that affect marginalized gender and sexual identities. Within these "clash zones," anything from eruptive transformations (revolutions) to gradual modifications (evolutions) might occur. This interdisciplinary Women's and Gender studies conference will investigate how frictions produced in these "clash zones" impact individual and communal bodies and alter the identity categories by which we define those bodies. more »
Gender Identity in Children: Formulating a Dynamic, Developmental Model
A lecture by Anne Fausto Sterling
Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Biology and Gender Studies in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University
April 4th, 2013
Building 6 Room 120, MIT Campus
Professor Anne Fausto Sterling will speak about her recent research on gender identity in children. A great divide exists between people who accept biological explanations of human difference and those who reject biology in favor of social explanations. This research project is part of her larger ambitious body of work that attempts to restructure dichotomous conversations--inside the academy, in public discourse, and ultimately in the framing of social policy--in order to enable an understanding of the inseparability of nature/nurture.
Women Take the Reel Film Festival
Screening throughout March
*dates and times vary by location
An annual film festival taking place at colleges and universities across the Boston metro area that features films directed by women and about issues relating to gender, race, sexuality, class and/or feminism. more »
The Graduate Consortium in Women's Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14N-211
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139