Upcoming Events

Thu Sep 21, 2017

Sex Work & Masculinities: Male Sex Workers as a Case for Intersectional Framing - Research Workshop

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
339 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Sex Work Masculinities

Mainstream gender and intersectionalities studies have been slow to enthusiastically embrace looking at the lives of sex workers as places for critical information about sex and gender. Particularly in the case of men involved in sex work, early scholarship that considered them through the lens of disease prevention and deviance have clouded their importance as a population that can provide insight into the expression of race, class and masculinities in the United States. In this paper, I utilize survey and focus group data to consider the way that masculinities and sex work intersect in the lives of a population of African American male survival sex workers. I find that ideas about power, the nature of sex work, and what we mean by “sex workers” increase in nuance and complexity when I use an intersectional frame to study an understudied and undertheorized population. I demonstrate that considering sex workers primarily as people who express gender rather than deviants allows us to expand sex work, masculinities and sexualities studies. Intersectionalities allows research to look for rather than assume difference- suggesting that research into the lives of sex workers will continue to be revitalized by using this paradigm as a theoretical grounding point.…

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Tue Sep 26, 2017

First Year: Unfiltered

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LaFortune Ballroom

First Year Unfiltered Poster Pdf

Join us for an exploration of the Notre Dame experience and Campus resourses.

First Year: Unfiltered

  • Focused on identity and difference on Notre Dame's campus
  • Performed Show Some Skin monologues and student leader panels on resources and campus climate with topics of race, socioeconomic status, sexual assault, and LGBTQ+

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Sun Oct 1, 2017

Because Gender Film Series - "Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches"

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Browning Cinema

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

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Tue Oct 3, 2017

Language Matters: An Ally Workshop

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Student Center conference rooms D, E, and F. Saint Mary's College

Led by Jason Wilkinson, Executive Director of the LGBTQ Center in South Bend, and Dr. Darryl Heller, Director of the Civil Rights Heritage Center

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 4-6:30 p.m.

Student Center conference rooms D, E, and F.

Saint Mary's College

Co-sponsored by the Department of Gender & Women's Studies, the Student Diversity Board, and the Department of Psychological Sciences…

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Fri Oct 6, 2017

Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed - Book Club

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
339 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Living A Feminist Life Cover Pic

In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique—often by naming and calling attention to problems—and how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them. Ahmed also provides her most sustained commentary on the figure of the feminist killjoy introduced in her earlier work while showing how feminists create inventive solutions—such as forming support systems—to survive the shattering experiences of facing the walls of racism and sexism. The killjoy survival kit and killjoy manifesto, with which the book concludes, supply practical tools for how to live a feminist life, thereby strengthening the ties between the inventive creation of feminist theory and living a life that sustains it.…

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Because Gender Film Series - TBA

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Browning Cinema

Because Gender Film Series - TBA

October 6 & 7

 

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Sat Oct 7, 2017

Because Gender Film Series - TBA

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Browning Cinema

Because Gender Film Series - TBA

October 6 & 7

 

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Sun Oct 8, 2017

Because Gender Film Series - "Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika"

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Browning Cinema

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

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Wed Oct 25, 2017

Margaret Atwood Lecture - "The Handmaid's Tale: The Sources"

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
St. Mary's College, McLaughlin Auditorium

Atwood Lecture

On behalf of the Department of Humanistic Studies at Saint Mary's College and as the coordinator of our annual lecture series, I'm pleased to invite you to this year's Christian Culture Lecture. Our 2017 speaker is Margaret Atwood, award-winning writer of more than 40 books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Her lecture, "The Handmaid's Tale

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Fri Nov 3, 2017

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini - Book Club

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
339 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Inferior Book Cover

From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.

Shedding light on controversial research and investigating the ferocious gender wars in biology, psychology and anthropology, Angela Saini takes readers on an eye-opening journey to uncover how women are being rediscovered. She explores what these revelations mean for us as individuals and as a society, revealing an alternative view of science in which women are included, rather than excluded.…

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Tue Nov 7, 2017

Book Signing Party & Benefit Concert

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Legends of Notre Dame Nightclub

Gender And Rock Book Cover

Book signing for Mary Celeste Kearney's new book, Gender and Rock, as well as a benefit concert for a new girls' rock camp in Michiana. Bands TBA. 

 

Tuesday, November 7 at 5pm-8pm

Legends of Notre Dame Nightclub

 

Co-hosted by Music Village and ND's Gender Studies Program and Department of Film, Television & Theatre…

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Wed Nov 15, 2017

Audre Lorde Tribute

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vander Vennet (Student Center lower level) Saint Mary's College

With panelists Dr. Ann Marie Alfonso Short, Dr. Dionne Bremeyer, Dr. Jamie Wagman, and Eli Williams

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7pm

Vander Vennet (Student Center lower level)

Saint Mary's College

Co-sponsored by the Department of Gender & Women's Studies, the Department of English, and the Department of History.…

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