Kristen McNutt, recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Research Paper on gender, will present “We're Taking Slut Back: SlutWalks, the Rape Script and the Linguistic Reclamation of Slut.” McNutt is a graduate student in Women's and Gender Studies. The WGS program sponsors the Current Research on Women forum series. Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited for informal presentation and discussion.
Women's and Gender Studies
Dr. Kristin Hoganson, professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will present, “Buying into Empire: U.S. Consumption at the Turn of the Twentieth Century." The lecture will explore this year Women's History Month theme "Women and Global Capitalism."
This panel will address the myriad of immigrant women's experiences in Iowa's workforce, including a variety of topics such as obstacles and successes in gaining employment, negotiating legal status, job specifics, family life and everyday workforce interactions. Audiences will learn from and contribute to the panelists' collective knowledge via conversation and discussion.
The vision of Celebrating Colors: Women - Past, Present and Future is to highlight women’s accomplishments. The celebration will showcase women who have gone before us, to honor women who are setting and accomplishing goals in the present and to encourage young women for the future. There are three phases to the evening. Past: selected students will present on women of the past, their challenges and achievements. Present: selected women from the campus and the community will be honored for their accomplishments, discuss their struggles and offer advice for the future. Future: selected student groups will give their vision and/or mission statements, talk about some of their struggles and/or challenges on campus and in the community, and preview upcoming events.
Maid in America is a documentary about three Latin American immigrant women in Los Angeles, Calif. who left their families behind in order to earn a living caring for other people’s children, as well as cleaning other people’s homes.
The Men in Feminism panel will examine men’s roles as feminists and how men can advocate for women’s rights. The panelists are: Harry Brod, philosophy & world religions; Alan Heisterkamp, Mentors in Violence Prevention program; Mark Rowe-Barth, Substance Abuse & Violence Intervention Services; Adam Livengood, graduate student; and David Pope, undergraduate student.
Dr. Eileen Boris, Hull Professor and chair of the Department of Feminist Studies and an affiliate professor of history and black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present "You Are What You Shop: Women Against the Sweatshops, Past and Present.” The lecture will explore this year's Women's History Month theme, Women and Global Capitalism.
Dr. Wendy Hoofnagle, Languages & Literatures, will present “Chaucer’s ‘tikel-ish Wife of Bath: The Unstable Female Body in the Middle Ages.” The Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch!
Maquilapolis, or “the city of factories” is a documentary about female workers in Tijuana’s assembly factories called the maquiladoras. The film focuses on the personal stories and struggles of these women as they fight to better their living and working conditions.
Dr. Michele Devlin, HPELS, will present “Darfur to Denison: Iowa’s Newest Refugees from Africa and Implications for Women’s Health Professionals.” The Women’s & Gender Studies Program sponsors the Current Research on Women Forum Series. Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to gather for informal presentation and discussion. Bring your lunch!