Events


JAN
27
Date:
Friday, 27 Jan 2023
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Zoom
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Please join Drs. Sarah Prior and Brooke de Heer as they present on their research:

Reframing Campus Sexual Violence

Drs. Sarah Prior and Brooke de Heer will discuss their recent book Campus Sexual Violence: A State of Institutionalized Sexual Terrorism (2022) and the ways university campuses have struggled to respond to and prevent campus sexual violence.  

Discussion and conversation to follow.

Register here: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E4FHdW1GQl6x9d-V6Raj6A 

Bios:

Sarah Prior (she/they) is an Assistant Professor and the Undergraduate Program Director in the Sociology Department and the Directory of the Liberty Hyde Bailey Scholars Program at Michigan State University. She teaches courses on sex, gender and sexuality; social inequality; youth and society; as well as introductory classes in sociology, social science and women’s and gender studies. Her research focuses on gendered violence, specifically looking at issues surrounding campus sexual violence and the push toward neoliberalism on campuses. She also researches issues of rape culture and consent. Dr. Prior’s work has appeared in academic journals, textbooks, and popular outlets. She is the co-author of the book Campus Sexual Violence: A State of Institutionalized Sexual Terrorism (2022). Her work has appeared in Sociology Compass; Violence Against Women; The Journal of Interpersonal Violence as well as edited volumes including The Moral Panics of Sexuality; Investigating Difference: Human and Cultural Relations in Criminal Justice. 


Brooke de Heer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. Her research agenda focuses on issues of gender and power in sexual violence, with an emphasis on health disparities and inequitable treatment of marginalized victims involved in the criminal justice (CJ) system. Her work seeks to investigate and validate marginalized peoples’ experiences with sexual violence and work to dismantle systems of oppression that create disparate health outcomes for minoritized populations. Her co-authored book entitled "Campus Sexual Violence: A State of Institutionalized Sexual Terrorism" dissects institutional harm created by negligent responses to sexual violence on college campuses. She has been published in Feminist Criminology, Violence Against Women, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Violence and Victims, and American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. She has received funding from the National Congress of American Indians, the Center for Victim Research, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) via the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative. She teaches courses on gendered violence, contemporary issues and the criminal justice system, American courts, and crime and justice. 

JAN
30
Date:
Monday, 30 Jan 2023
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Zoom
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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International Studies & Programs (ISP) and the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) are proud to present "Conversations on Global Gender & Sexuality." This webinar is intended to increase awareness and understanding around global gender and sexuality and will feature faculty and students who will share their experiences, needs and challenges as a part of and/or working with LGBTQIA2S+ global communities. 

Learn more >

FEB
8
Date:
Wednesday, 08 Feb 2023
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center and Online
Department:
Muslim Studies Program
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The 2nd Annual Malcolm and Ann Kerr Muslim Studies Community Lecture
Judith Tucker
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 7:00
Register in advance here.

featuring Judith Tucker Distinguished professor and author

Judith Tucker (PhD, History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University) is Professor Emerita of History at Georgetown University, former Editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies, and former President of the Middle East Studies Association.

303 International Center Hybrid format: In person (open to the public) and livestreamed. Free livestream registration at https://muslimstudies.isp.msu.edu/about/reg-links

FEB
14
Date:
Tuesday, 14 Feb 2023
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
International Center 204
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Join us Tuesday, February 14th from 1-3pm for our Grad Student Teaching Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practice in Women's and Gender Studies.

Presenters:

Hannah Olsen: Pedagogy in Intro to Women's and Gender Studies

https://rcs.msu.edu/graduate-students/hannah-olsen/

Aliya Bizhanova: Pedagogy in Women and Change in Developing Countries

https://rcah.msu.edu/about/people/CLAC-fellows/Bizhanova-Aliya.html

Rebecca Fussell: LGBTQ Studies Pedagogy and Practice

https://people.cal.msu.edu/fussellr/ 

FEB
17
Date:
Friday, 17 Feb 2023
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Zoom
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Details pending---stay tuned!

MAR
16
Date:
Thursday, 16 Mar 2023
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:
Zoom
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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We are pleased to announce WOCI and GenCen's FLOURISH Workshop early career scholars: Jessica Kampanje Phiri, Jessica Martinez Cruz, and Jada Gannaway. Save the date for a public paper workshop featuring senior scholars discussing our selected participants' papers on March 16, 2023.

Registration Link: https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VKx-PiATSeuBteP2X3AS9w

MAR
17
Date:
Friday, 17 Mar 2023
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
Zoom
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Details pending---stay tuned!

MAR
19
Date:
Sunday, 19 Mar 2023
Time:
All day
Location:
Snyder-Phillips Hall, STEM Building, Wells Hall
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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GenCen is excited to be co-sponsoring the groundbreaking 17th Annual Israeli Film Festival with the Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel. The event will take place on March 19 and 21 on MSU's campus, and will include a film focused on Yemenite Israeli singer Shoshana Damari, Israeli women directors discussing their films, and other important features. 

Click here to learn more and see the schedule of events: https://jsp.msu.edu/israeli-film-festival/

APR
18
Date:
Tuesday, 18 Apr 2023
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
JMC Library, Case Hall and Zoom
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00-8:30 pm, JMC Library, Case Hall

The event is both in-person and livestreaming on YouTube: Serling Institute for Jewish Studies

What can we know of one person's story? How can we reconsider who is remembered, and how? How do we better understand the war by unpacking the dissolution of public life for Jews and others demonized and marginalized by Nazis? In this talk we'll look at how narrative is passed to subsequent generations and how subsequent generations address wartime trauma. What responsibility do we have to those whose words we find? How do we find new ways to look at Holocaust narratives? Whose voices were left out in early Holocaust histories?

Years ago, journalist Sarah Wildman came across a cache of letters her refugee grandfather had hidden away from the family during the Second World War and the immediate postwar period. Dozens were from one woman: Valy, Valerie, Scheftel, a fellow medical student, and the woman he left behind when he fled Vienna in the fall of 1938. Wildman set out on a search for that woman's story, combing through archives in Europe and America, through letters and ultimately, interviewing eyewitnesses. In her book, and her talk, Wildman addresses the wounds still open for third generation descendants of the war - victims and perpetrators and bystanders -- and looks for ways to tell a single story in an effort to combat erasure.

Sarah Wildman is the author of Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind. She is currently an editor and writer at the New York Times in Opinion. She was previously an editor at Foreign Policy Magazine, for which she hosted and co-produced the podcast First Person. Sarah has also been on staff at NBC News online, Vox and The New Republic. She has long contributed to a number of other publications and she has received numerous fellowships and awards in support of her work, including a German Marshall Fund Peter R. Weitz Prize for excellence and originality in coverage of Europe, a Milena Jesenska Fellowship in Vienna, and an Arthur F. Burns Fellowship in Germany as well as two Pulitzer Center grants for covering issues shaping Jerusalem and Paris, among others.