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Global Feminisms Collaborative

GFC Brown Bag

The Global Feminisms Brown Bag Series

2008-2009 Theme: Critical Intersections

The Global Feminisms Collaborative, led by Associate Professor Brooke Ackerly and sponsored by the Center for Ethics, is pleased to announce the continuation of its interdisciplinary seminar series for the 2008-09 academic year.  After a successful inaugural year, we are excited to introduce our new theme, “Critical Intersections.”  We aim to promote the sharing of scholarship in the areas of gender, sexuality, race, class, nation, culture, identity, human rights, and social justice broadly defined in local and global contexts.  Graduate students and faculty from across the university are invited to present works in progress.  Each week, one participant shares a piece of her/his scholarship (theoretical work, findings, methodological innovations) and solicits feedback from the group in a supportive and constructive environment.  Graduate students who attend the meetings on a weekly basis and present research at least once will have the option to receive 1-2 credit hours per semester for their participation.  Contact for more information.

In the spring of 2009, the seminar meets on Mondays from 12:15 to 1:30 in Calhoun 303.  Our meetings this spring run only up through spring break.  All are welcome, and no RSVP is necessary.  

Spring 2009 Schedule


January 26:            Katy Attanasi – Graduate Department of Religion
                                   Constructions of Faith, Violence, and Gender in South African Pentecostal Communities”

February 2:            Brooke Ackerly
                                  “Global Feminisms – What’s That?”
February 9:            CFT joint event: A Conversation on Globalizing Your Curriculum
  **please register in advance**  (
February 16:            TBA
February 23:          Sarah VanHooser - Community Research and Action
  “‘Tell Me your Story’: Understanding Conceptions of Freedom through Oral History Research”