Events

Join us at Busboys and Poets for the “Women of Color and Mass Incarceration: A Community Forum,” Monday, March 10 from 6-8pm. Forum features Nikki Jones, UC-Berkeley; Andrea James, Families for Justice and Healing; Ashley McSwain, Consultants for Change, Inc. See flyer for more info [PDF Flyer]

Rad Jobs for Feminist Grads/This, Too, Is Women’s Studies! Join us for a panel discussion featuring Kim Propeak, Policy Director, Casa of Maryland ; Maddie Barnett, National Campus Organizer, Feminist Majority Foundation; Kathleen St. Villier, Scholars Program Manager, For the Love of Children DC. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 6-8 p.m., 0135 Taliaferro (WMST Multimedia Studio). RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/400724120071243/ “Women’s Activism, New Media and Socio-Political Change: The Case of Egypt and Iran” is a Women’s Studies colloquium, featuring talks by Dr. Sahar Khamis and Dr. Fariba Parsa. It will be held on Friday, December 6th, from 12-1:30pm in the Women’s Studies conference room. RSVP required to Cliffornia Pryor by Wednesday, December 4th at 3pm. See flyer for more details. [PDF Flyer] – See more at: http://wmst.umd.edu/#sthash.V4MLdqAC.dpuf

Please join us for the Fall 2013 Transnational South Asia Colloquium. We are welcoming Dr. Amy Bhatt, whose talk is titled, “Labor Migration, Households, and the ‘Transnational Housewife.’” This event will take place in the Women’s Studies Conference room, Woods 2101, November 15th, from 3-5pm. See flyer for additional details. [PDF Flyer]

Pizza for majors! Please join Dr. Kim and Women’s Studies majors for pizza and conversation on Wednesday, October 30 from 4—5 pm in the Women’s Studies conference room. See flyer for details. [PDF Flyer]

“Women’s Activism, New Media and Socio-Political Change: The Case of Egypt and Iran” is a Women’s Studies colloquium, featuring talks by Dr. Sahar Khamis and Dr. Fariba Parsa. It will be held on Friday, December 6th, from 12-1:30pm in the Women’s Studies conference room. RSVP required to Cliffornia Pryor by November 22nd. See flyer for more details. [PDF Flyer]

Please join us today, October 28th, at 3pm in the Driskell Center for “Before Still…: Alison Saar’s Meditations on the Female Body.” Dr. Jessica Dallow (art historian at University of Alabama-Birmingham) will introduce attendees to the artwork of Alison Saar and highlight how Saar explores identity, materials, and motherhood through representations of the female body. The event includes a lecture, guided gallery walkthrough, and refreshments. Please see flyer for more details. [PDF Flyer]

Come to Looney’s on Thursday, April 18th for lunch or dinner – with the attached flier, a percentage of your bill will go to Triota, the Women’s Studies Honor Society! [PDF Flyer]

Join us for the final speaker of the 2013 Transnational South Asia colloquium. On April 4th at 5:00pm, Abha Sur, Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at MIT, will give a talk titled “Dispersed Radiance: Caste and Gender in Indian Science.” The event will be held in room 4172, A.V. Williams Bldg. See flyer for additional details. [PDF Flyer]

Thinking of majoring, minoring or getting a certificate in Women’s Studies? Join us for an ice cream social, where you can get to know the program and meet the faculty. This event is April 9th, from 4-5pm in the conference room in Woods Hall (2101R). Please RSVP to choward3@umd.edu by April 3rd. [PDF Flyer]

Join us for the second speaker of the 2013 Transnational South Asia colloquium. On March 28th at 3:30pm, Vivek Bald, Associate Professor, MIT and documentary filmmaker, will give a talk titled “Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian Americans.” The event will be held in room 2110, Taliaferro Hall. See flyer for additional details. [PDF Flyer]

“Achieving Workplace Gender Equity: The Art of the Possible – What’s Achievable in the U.S.” is a Women’s Studies sponsored event, in the “Gender, Finance, and Power” lecture series. This lecture will feature Dr. Heidi Hartmann, who is is the President of the Washington-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), a scientific research organization that she founded in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research. The event is on Monday, March 11th, from 4-5:30pm in (0102) Francis Scott Key Hall. For more information, see flyer. [PDF Flyer]

Join us for the first speaker of the 2013 Transnational South Asia colloquium. On March 1st at 4pm, Kamala Visweswaran, Associate Professor, UT-Austin, will discuss the topic”Genocide/Gender.” The talk will be held in the Merill Room 2120, Key Hall. See flyer for additional details. [PDF Flyer]

“Interrupting Violence: Conversations with Ameena Matthews” is an event sponsored by Women’s Studies. Join us on Monday, February 25th, for a full-movie screening of “The Interrupters,” a documentary about the violence interrupters in Chicago, and on Tuesday, the 26th, for “Interrupting Violence: A Critical Discussion,” where Ameena Matthews will be featured on the panel. There will be a rich conversation amongst community activists, authors, and scholars addressing violence within our communities, potential solutions, and the role of gender in the representation and reproduction of violence. See flyer for details. [PDF Flyer]

The Center for East Asian Studies presents, “The Rise of Divorce in East Asia,” a panel discussion, Friday, March 1, 2013, 10:00am-12:30pm, McKeldin Library Special Events Room (Room 6137). Panelists will discuss the rising rate of divorce in China, Japan, and Korea, utilizing both qualitative and quantitative perspectives. Speakers include:  Anthropologist Allison Alexy, University of Virginia; Jing Lin, Professor of Education, University of Maryland; and Sociologist Hyunjoon Park, University of Pennsylvania.  Seung-kyung Kim, Director of the Center for East Asian Studies, will serve as moderator. [PDF Flyer]

Join us for the Spring 2013 Transnational South Asia colloquium. Speakers include Kamala Visweswaran, Associate Professor, UT-Austin, on March 1st; Vivek Bald, Assistant Professor, MIT and documentary filmmaker, on March 28; and Abha Sur, Women’s and Gender Studies, MIT, on April 4th. Please see flyer for additional details regarding topics, times, and locations. [PDF Flyer]

The Center for East Asian Studies’ Friday Lunch Break Series presents Dr. Seung-kyung Kim: “South Korean Feminists’ Bargain: Feminist Discourse and the Movement to Abolish Prostitution,” Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 12-1:30pm, Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. This event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served! If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Denise Shupiko at dshupiko@umd.edu. [PDF Flyer]

Join us for an artist talk and performance by the Baltimore-based artist Ayako Kataoka, whose work explores sound, space, perception, movement, and Japanese mythology. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, 4pm in the Women’s Studies Multimedia Studio, 0135 Taliaferro. [PDF Flyer]

TRIOTA, the Women’s Studies Honor Society, is sponsoring Women’s Studies Grad Night, Thursday, November 15, 7:00 p.m. in the UMD Career Center (3rd floor Hornbake Library).  The evening is designed to bring together graduates of the University of Maryland’s Women’s Studies program and current students for a discussion about graduating with a Women’s Studies degree. In a Q&A format, current students will be asking alumni questions about their experiences related to their degree and how they have used their degree after college. This will be followed by mingling, networking and snacks. Following the event will be a brief information session about applying to graduate school. Students can stick around to learn more about that post-undergrad avenue. [PDF Flyer]

Interested in majoring, minoring, or getting a certificate in Women’s Studies? Come to our ice cream social, Weds Nov 14, 4-5pm in 2101R Woods. [PDF Flyer]

“Reproductive Justice, Race, and the US Elections” will be a forum, moderated by Dr. Ashwini Tambe, held in the Nyumburu Multipurpose Room, October 23rd, from 6-8pm. Please join us for an informative public conversation on the history of reproductive rights in the United States, with an eye on the needs of women of color. This forum will illuminate the problems that underprivileged women face around sexual and reproductive health. Speakers will include Carol McDonald, the Director of Strategic Partnerships, for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, as well as Salina Rivera and Cristina Khan, trip leaders of Alternative Break Puerto Rico. [PDF Flyer]

POC ZINE PROJECT presents Race Riot! Tour, making zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share. Various presenters will discuss activism and community building through materiality. Join us on Saturday, October 6th, from 1-3pm in the Women’s Studies Multimedia Studio, Taliafero 0135. [PDF Flyer]

Join the Department of Women’s Studies in welcoming Ava DuVernay, 2012 Sundance Best Director for her film, Middle of Nowhere, to UMD. She will meet to discuss her films, innovative marketing, and distribution strategies. Thursday, September 20, 2012, 4-5:30pm, Nyumburu Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room, UMD. [PDF Flyer]

Please join the Department of Women’s Studies at the inaugural event in the TD Ameritrade-sponsored lecture series on Gender, Finance and Power, with Dr. Melissa S. Fisher, Visiting Scholar, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University, and Ellen Koplow, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of TD Ameritrade. Monday, September 24, 2012, 3-5pm, Lucille Maurer Leadership Library, 1126 Taliaferro Hall. [PDF Flyer]

Faculty, staff, students and friends are warmly invited to our Fall Gathering, Friday, Sept 14, 2012, 2-4pm, 2101R Woods Hall. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Cliffornia Howard, choward3@umd.edu, no later than Sept 11, 4pm. [PDF Flyer]

Come join us for a traveling art exhibit and lecture: “Feminism Outside the Metropole: Progressivism in the Marathi Magazine Stree, 1930-1965,” by Dr. Ashwini Tambe, Associate Professor, UMCP; Dr. Shruti Tambe, Associate Professor, Univ. of Pune; and Ganesh Vispute, Marathi poet, artist, translator, Pune, India. Thursday, May 10, 2012, 3pm-5pm, Francis Scott Key Hall 1102J (ARHU Dean’s Conference Room), University of Maryland. [PDF Flyer]

Ice Cream Social: Come join the Women’s Studies Department for an afternoon of ice cream and conversation! Monday, April 30, 2012, 4:00pm in 2101R Woods Hall. [PDF Flyer]

The Departments of Women’s Studies and American Studies invite you to a book signing and reception with wine and cheese to celebrate the release of new books by Drs. Katie King (WMST), Jason Farman (AMST), and Jo Paoletti (AMST): Friday, April 27, 2012, 4:00-7:00pm, Knight Hall, Room 3203. [PDF Flyer]

The College of Arts & Humanities presents: A Conversation with Angela Davis, Weds, April 18, 2012, 7pm, Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union, followed by audience Q&A. [PDF Flyer]

Want to learn more about zines, or make your own? A Pop-up Zine Library inhabits the Women’s Studies Multimedia Studio, 0135 Taliaferro, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 9:30am-3:30pm. Co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Department, the WMST Multimedia Studio, and the Curriculum Transformation Project. [PDF Flyer]

Join the Departments of Women’s Studies and American Studies for “Trayvon, Tragedy, and Traumas of the Everyday”: A Community Conversation, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 6pm, 1101 Biosciences Research Building. Vigil immediately to follow, 8:02pm, Nyumburu Cultural Center. Co-sponsored by TRIOTA: UMD’s Women’s Studies Honor Society and the Department of African American Studies. [PDF Flyer]

Save the date – April 1, 2012: International Interdisciplinary Conference on Classical Greek and Roman Literature: Gendered Perspectives in Reading and Reception, sponsored by the Department of Classics at the University of Maryland. [PDF Flyer]

Join us on Tues, March 27, 2012, 106 Key Hall, 6PM for From the Back of the Room (dir. Amy Oden) and Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC (dir. Abby Moser): a screening of excerpts from two recent films on women in music, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers. [PDF Flyer]

The African American Studies Department presents “Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC”: A Civil Rights Forum, March 8, 2012, 2-3:30pm, Multipurpose Room, Nyumburu Cultural Center. [PDF Flyer]

As a part of the Tenth Annual Lecture Series in LGBT Studies, Kara Keeling will speak on Thursday, March 1, 2012, 5:00 p.m., in Ulrich Recital Hall (Tawes Hall) on “The Queer Place of Space:  Afrofuturism and Speculations on ‘Africa’.” Keeling, associate professor of critical studies and American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, is author of The Witch’s Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense and of numerous articles published in journals such as GLQ, Qui Parle, The Black Scholar, and Women and Performance. For the full LGBT Lecture Series schedule spring 2012, see here.

Join us for the next MITH/Digital Humanities & Difference mixer in the WMST Multimedia Studio, 0135 Taliaferro, Monday Feb 27, 2012, 12-1pm. This month we will be reading and discussing articles by Natalia CecireAmanda Philips, and more. All faculty, staff, grad and undergrad students are welcome!

Interested in learning more about Women’s Studies as a Major? Come to our pizza party on Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 4pm, 2101 Woods Hall. [PDF Flyer]

Triota, the women’s studies honor society, will be hosting its annual induction of new members on Thursday, December 8, 2011, in the Maryland Room, Marie Mount Hall. Ceremony begins at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Florence Howe: Teacher, writer, activist, long-time publisher of The Feminist Press, and a founder of the field of Women’s Studies reads from her recent memoir, A Life in Motion, and discusses topics ranging from the art of memoir to activism in the neoliberal university. A reception will follow. December 5, 2011, 3-4:30 PM, 1126 Taliaferro Building. This event is co-sponsored by Women’s Studies, American Studies, English, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the Curriculum Transformation Project. [PDF Flyer]

MITH and the Women’s Studies Multimedia Studio are pleased to announce: the first MITH/Digital Humanities “Gender Mixer” on Monday, December 5, 2011, 12-1pm in 0135 Taliaferro. A collaboration between MITH and the Women’s Studies Multimedia Studio, this is an opportunity for women and others interested in integrating digital humanities with such fields as gender and sexuality studies, critical race, disability, and/or other theories of difference, to find each other on campus and share experiences and support. We encourage faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students at all levels, and all degrees of familiarity with digital humanities and/or digital media, to attend. We will meet regularly as a working group starting in the spring.

Applying to graduate or professional school? Drop by Women’s Studies office between 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2011 – faculty will be available to read your application statement, make suggestions on your c.v., and in general offer advice on your application. Drop in anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m.

Dr. Beth Coleman, Assistant Professor of Writing and New Media at MIT: “Everything is Animated: Pervasive Media and the Networked Subject,” MITH Digital Dialogue hosted in the WMST Multimedia Studio, 0135 Taliaferro, November 15, 2011, 12:30pm

Reading at Charis Books & More in Atlanta, GA, featuring PhD candidate Julie Enszer, Megan Volpert, Batya Weinbaum, and Lisa Dordal. Saturday, November 12, 2011, Time TBD

The University of Maryland was well represented at the National Women’s Studies Association annual meeting in Atlanta, November 10-13, 2011: Professor and Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill is President of NWSA; faculty presenters/moderators included Seung-kyung Kim and Tara Rodgers, with Jeffrey McCune there to add support, as well as Ashwini Tambe, representing Feminist Studies. Lynn Bolles could not attend, but Ph.D. student Katie White presented her paper. Current Ph.D. students presenting their work included Mel Lewis, Robin Epstein, Angel Miles, yh patt, and Yuen-Mei Wong; with Christina Perez and Julie Enszer contributing to the UM presence. Former WMST Ph.D. students, now faculty or staff at a range of  institutions, included Luh Ayu Saraswati, Claire Jen, Heather Rellihan, Laura Logie, and Kimberly Williams. Former certificate students Barbara Shaw and Sandi Patton also presented their work, and current certificate student Maria Velasquez (American Studies) received an award from the Women of Color Caucus for the best student essay.

Sara Marcus reads from and discusses her critically-acclaimed book, Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution, Women’s Studies Multimedia Studio, 0135 Taliaferro, October 11, 2011, 7pm [PDF Flyer]

Mobile Homecoming Project will be in residence at UMD the week of October 10, including a presentation/performance on October 12, 2011, 6:30pm, Ulrich Recital Hall in Tawes. [PDF Flyer]

Women’s Studies announces Fall 2011 events, including campus visits from E. Patrick Johnson, the Mobile Homecoming Project, Sara Marcus, and Florence Howe [PDF Flyer]

Dr. Lynn Bolles and Dr. Michelle Rowley participate in “Conversations across the African Diaspora: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives,” African American Studies Department, April 25, 2011. [PDF Flyer]

Book party celebrating the release of Dr. Michelle Rowley’s new book: Feminist Advocacy and Gender Equity in the Anglophone Caribbean: Envisioning a Politics of Coalition (Routledge, 2010). [PDF Flyer]

“35 Years of Feminist Scholarship” Conference: Dr. Claire Moses honored for 35 years of faculty and editorial service, April 15, 2011. [PDF Flyer]

Doing History, Doing Feminism: Three Decades of Change,” April 14, 2011. The Department of History, the Miller Center for Historical Studies, and the Women’s and Gender History Caucus present a Colloquium featuring a panel discussion with Feminist Studies history editors past and present.

Still Brave Symposium in Celebration of Black Women’s Studies at 25+: Looking Backward to Move Forward, April 23, 2010. [PDF Flyer]

The Department of African American Studies, in collaboration with the Women’s Studies Department, American Studies Department, and Nyumburu Cultural Center, presents a talk by Dr. Bettye Collier-Thomas, March 25th, 2010. [PDF Flyer]

The Consortium on Race, Gender & Ethnicity presents an Intersectional Policy Conference and Book Signing Event for Bonnie Thornton Dill (UMD, Women’s Studies Chair) & Ruth Enid Zambrana (UMD, CRGE Director), April 2, 2009. [PDF Flyer]

Fall 2008 Women’s Studies Undergraduate Professional Development Workshops

Curriculum Transformation Project (CTP) Offers Two Summer Institutes in 2008: Visual Literacy and Diversity [PDF Flyer]

Annual Fall Gathering Combined with a Welcome Reception for Women’s Studies Artist-in-Residence, Rhodessa Jones, September 2007. [PDF Flyer]

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Women’s Studies Department, May 6, 2007 [PDF Flyer]

This Too Is Women’s Studies Series

Filmmaker Annabel Park speaks on Immigration, Activism and New Media, October 29, 2008. [PDF Flyer]

“Eye on the City”: Screening of Chocolate City followed by an excerpt of the performance piece “Cappers” by Anu Yadav and a Q/A with a former community member and co-producer of Chocolate City, Ellie Walton, April 23, 2008. [PDF Flyer]