International Studies & Programs


Upcoming GenCen Events

Please join us for our upcoming events! 

Friday 1/25 - Spring 2019 Colloquia Series - Dr. Kirsten Fermaglich

SS19 Colloquia - Kirsten Fermaglich.jpgPlease join us for our first colloquia for Spring 2019. Dr. Kirsten Fermaglich will be presenting Friday, January 25, from 1:30-3:00pm in 303 International Center. See the flyer for a description of the colloquia, entitled "'I'm the sole provider and care taker:' gender, class and name changing in New York City, 1892-2012."

Friday 2/1 - GenCen Annual Reception

Affiliated faculty members, GenCen award recipients, and members of our various committees are invited to attend our Annual Reception. This year's reception is on Friday, February 1, from 3:00-5:00p.m. Please contact us via email with questions!

Wednesday 2/6 - Sandra Harding: Abbott-Haskin Endowed Lectureship

Sandra Harding Lecture 2019.jpgJoin us for the inaugural installment of the biennial GenCen Abbott-Haskin Lectureship Series. This year's speaker is Dr. Sandra Harding, Distinguished Professor from UCLA who has done groundbreaking work in feminist philosophy. Dr. Harding will be presenting her talk, "Deep Scientific Pluralism: A Latin American Feminist Standpoint" from 3:00-5:00p.m. in room 303 of the International Center on Wednesday, February 6. Read the abstract.

Thursday 2/7 - Inspirational Woman of the Year Award Reception

In honor of our four recipients of the 2019 Inspirational Woman of the Year Award, we are hosting a reception at the Wharton Center on Thursday, February 7 from 5:30-7:30p.m. More details regarding this reception will be coming soon.

Friday 2/15 - Spring 2019 Colloquia Series - Dr. Chezare Warren

More info coming soon!

Tuesday 2/26 - ISP Engaging Beyond Basics

In efforts to continue building an inclusive community, the GenCen and LBGT Resource Center in collaboration with the ISP Dean’s Office are pleased to invite you to “Engaging Beyond Basics”, a seminar/conversation for ISP staff and faculty focused on respectful behaviors in a gender fluid world! This building-wide seminar on 26th of February 2019 will cover definitions of gender fluidity, pronoun usage, and productive behaviors of respecting gender identities.

Attendees are encouraged to participate in QuILL training prior to the event. QuILL: Queer Inclusive Learning and Leadership is a free, self-paced web course available to anyone with an MSUnet ID. The course takes about an hour to complete and is offered through the Office of Regulatory Affairs at MSU along with the MSU LBGT Resource Center. QuILL is interactive, fun, and great as an introduction to LBGTQIA+ identities!

Instructions on accessing QuILL can be found on the LGBT Resource Center’s website here: Accommodations for QuILL can be made by contacting the Resource Center. Any questions can be emailed to lbgtrc(at)

Engaging Beyond Basics will be held on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. It will be facilitated by Oprah Revish, Assistant Director LBGT Resource Center. 

Friday 3/15 - Spring 2019 Colloquia - Dr. Rocío Quispe-Agnoli

More info coming soon!

Friday 3/29 - 5th Biennial Undergraduate Research Showcase

The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) invites MSU undergrad students to present research exploring issues of gender, women, and sexuality locally, nationally, and globally for its fifth biennial undergraduate research conference on Friday, March 29, 2019. The showcase, entitled "New Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality: an Undergraduate Showcase," is designed to inspire undergraduate research on women, gender, and sexuality and contribute to the advancement of a focused learning community for students and faculty. This event will provide an opportunity for undergraduates to present their work on these topics in a professional setting and receive feedback, as well as allow them to connect, network with, and learn from graduate students, faculty, and other undergraduates in similar fields. The event will also feature Keynote Speaker Dr. Jacqueline Rhodes!

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Thursday 4/4 - It's On Us Week of Action - Keynote Speaker: Gail Stern

Dr. Gail Stern is the co-founder of Catharsis Productions, co-author of the non-stranger rape prevention program Sex Signals, and author of the programs, Beat the Blame Game, and Teaching Rape as a Moral Issue

Dr. Stern will be presenting The Canary in the Coal Mine as the keynote for the spring 2019 It's On Us Week of Action. This presentation utilizes the ongoing debate over whether or not rape jokes are appropriate to explore the foundations of rape culture in a meaningful and accessible way. The Canary in the Coal Mine will highlight what factors support sexual violence within popular and military cultures, drawing on research from the fields of moral development education, bystander intervention, and sexual violence prevention education.

Thursday 4/18 - DATE CHANGE - 2nd Annual Graduation Celebration

GenCen's Second Annual Graduation Celebration Flyer.jpgJoin graduating seniors, current students, alumni, and friends in a celebration of the Women's & Gender Studies and LBGTQ & Sexuality Studies programs! Come dressed to celebrate at the Cowles House from 5:00-7:00p.m. Free food, free music, and free LinkedIn headshots! 

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