800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 293031-864-503-5000
Wednesday, March 17, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
What do medical fads, diets and pumpkin spice lattes have in common? They are gendered social phenomena that are sometimes ridiculed as silly women’s concerns. This tendency to dismiss whatever is associated with feminine culture has a long and interesting history. Dr. Lynn Mollenauer from UNC Wilmington will present her research on Cleopatra and pearl medicines as part of a larger project on gender and wonder drugs in early modern France. Boxed lunches will be provided.
Please be on the lookout for an opportunity to RSVP. This event is made possible by funding from the Office of Student Affairs. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, April 6, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Deborah Cohan from USC Beaufort returns for a two-part seminar on self-care techniques described by Abby Seixas in Finding the Deep River Within: A Woman’s Guide to Recovering Balance and Meaning in Everyday Life. These events are made possible by funding from the Office of Student Affairs. All Faculty, Staff and Students are welcome to attend.
Due to the intensive nature of the workshops, participants are asked to be present for the whole two hours each time rather than dropping in for parts of them.
Triota Spring Film SeriesIota, Iota, Iota, or Triota, is the Women’s and Gender Studies honor society. Student leaders will host a three-part film series that will coincide with Black History Month, Women’s History Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Drinks and food will be provided and all films will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.
Who needs Feminism? In the spring of 2012, frustrated by anti-feminism on campus, sixteen Duke students asked Who Needs Feminism? To their surprise, the world answered them. In this lecture, In 2013, USC Upstate participated in this viral visual campaign to tell why we need feminism, too!
Feminism in Hardcover Book Club SelectionThe most recent Feminism in Hardcover book club selection was On Being Included: Racism and
Diversity in Institutional Life, by Sara Ahmed.
Bodies of Knowledge SymposiumThe Symposium renewed and reinforced campus commitment to the principle of respecting sexual diversity, and to the acknowledgement of sexual orientation as a protected category of identity in Upstate’s longstanding Diversity Initiative. The symposium served to maintain and further fuel the energy of the students, faculty and staff who were galvanized to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff.
Nourishing New ResearchThis program provides opportunities for faculty to share in-progress academic work for feedback and support as part of an effort to enrich the intellectual environment at USC Upstate and to foster cross-disciplinary collegiality around a shared interest in Women's and
Fire SymposiumFeaturing Dr. Tricia Rose in February 2009, this event is an especially memorable example of CWGS celebrations of Black History Month. Other outstanding speakers have included Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown on celebrating black girlhoods, Dr. Dianne Johnson on her book Hair Dance(an award-winning children’s book on attitudes toward black hair) and Dr.
Layli Phillips Maparyan on luminosity and “the womanist idea."
Photo GalleriesView various FlickR galleries of past events held by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.
Dates of Interest
Lisa Johnson, Ph.D.
Office: CASB 124
Phone: 864-503-5724Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Women's and Gender Studies
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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