The GSU Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, in partnership with Faces of Feminism, BlackOUT, and SPEAK, announce their 20th Anniversary Symposium—Transforming Feminist Praxis and Scholarship: 40 Years of Struggle, 20 Years as an Institute, an all-day event taking place on Friday, March 6, in the Troy Moore Library.
The symposium will include three roundtable sessions, as follows:
- 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: WGSS: In the World: with speakers Elizabeth Beck, Chanel Craft Tanner, Yvette Upton, Sesali Bowen, Sumita Dutta, and Hira Mahmood
- 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: WGSS: Polemics and Possibilities: with speakers Kristyn Johnson, Alexis Okeke/Bonita Okonkwo, Veronica Delgado, Mandy Van Devan, Vanessa Faraj, and Faye Stewart
- 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: WGSS: On the Edge: with speakers Amira Jarmakani, Lucas Power, Nathan Frisch, Juliana Ramirez, Sherah Faulkner, Susan Richmond
Following the roundtable, at 5:00 p.m., will be the Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture, “Feminism and Activist Research for Social Justice,” delivered by Janet Jakobsen, Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard.
Jakobsen’s teaching and research interests include feminist theory, queer theory, religion and politics, ethics, activism, and public policy. Her publications include:
- Secularisms (2008; ed. with Ann Pelligrini)
- “Different Differences: Theory and the Practice of Women’s Studies,” in Women’s Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics (2006; ed. Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Agatha Beins)
- “Sex and Freedom” (with Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy), in Regulating Sex (2005; ed. E. Bernstein and L. Schaffner)
- Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (2003, with Ann Pellegrini)
- Interventions: Activists and Academics Respond to Violence (2004; ed. with Elizabeth Castelli)
- “Can Homosexuals End Western Civilization as We Know It?: Family Values in a Global Economy,” in Queer Globalization/Local Homosexualities (2002; ed. Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé and Martin F. Manalansan)
- “‘He Has Wronged America and Women’: Bill Clinton’s Sexual Conservatism,” in Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and the National Interest, (2001; ed. Lisa Duggan and Lauren Gail Berlant)
- “Family Values and Working Alliances: The Question of Hate and Public Policy,” in Welfare Policy: Feminist Critiques (1999; ed. E. Bounds, P. Brubaker and M. Hobgood)
- “Queer Is? Queer Does?: Normativity and Resistance,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 4 (1998) (GSU affiliates only)
- Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics (1998)
The symposium and lecture will take place on Friday, March 6, 2015 in the Troy Moore Library (now located in Room 2343, 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor, on the Georgia State University campus. Parking is available for $7 in the T Deck, entrance located at 43 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303 (click here for directions). This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with questions about this event.