Book Club

2018-19 Gender Studies Book Club picks

All Book Clubs will meet in 339 O'Shaughnessy from Noon-1:00pm unless otherwise specified. 

Free copies are available to the first 15 attendees (email gender@nd.edu)

Open to Students, Staff and Faculty

Sponsored by the Gender Studies Genevieve D. Willis Endowment for Excellence
 

Afterglow

 

 

Afterglow by Eileen Myles
October 5, 2018
Moderators: Jahan Khajavipour & Sebastian Bostwick 
 

Eloquent Rage

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
November 9, 2018
Moderator: Chamara Moore

 

 

 

TBA
February 22, 2019

Fierce Femmes Book Cover

 

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir
by Kai Cheng Thom
March 22, 2019
Moderators: Danielle (Dani) Green, Marjorie (Margie) Housley

 


Past Gender Studies Book Club picks

Binti Cover

 

 

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
March 23, 2018
Moderator: Eric Lewis, PhD English and Gender Studies Minor

How We Get Free Cover

 

 

How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
February 23, 2018
Moderator: Pamela Butler, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Inferior Book Cover

 

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong by Angela Saini
November 3, 2017
Moderator: Pamela Butler, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Living A Feminist Life Cover Pic

 

Living a Feminist Life by Sara Ahmed
October 6, 2017
Moderator: Pamela Butler, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Redefining Realness

 

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
March 24, 2017
Moderator: Pamela Butler, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

This Bridge Called My Back

 

This Bridge Called My Back edited by Cherrie Moraga and Cloria E. Anzaldua
February 24, 2017
Moderator: Z’étoile Imma, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Bad Feminist Cover

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
November 4, 2016
Moderator: Pamela Butler, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Sex Object Cover

 

Sex Object by Jessica Valenti
October 7, 2016
Moderator: Pamela Butler, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Why She Buys Book Cover

 

Why She Buys by Bridget Brennan
April 14, 2016
Moderator: Bridget Brennan

We Should All Be Feminists

 

We Should all be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
February 26, 2016
Moderator: Abigail Palko, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Sally Heathcote Suffagrette

 

Sally Heathcote: Suffragette by Mary M. Talbot, Kate Charlesworth, Bryan Talbot
November 6, 2015
Moderator: Abigail Palko, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Yes Please Book Cover

 

Yes Please by Amy Poehler
October 2, 2015
Moderator: Abigail Palko, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Blonde Roots

 

Blonde Roots by Bernandine Evaristo
April 10, 2015
Moderator: Jason Ruiz, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies

Zami

 

Zami by Audre Lorde
February 13, 2015
Moderator: Z’étoile Imma, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Grasshopper Jungle bookcover

 

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
November 14, 2014
Moderator: Angel Matos, PhD English and Gender Studies Minor

The Flame Throwers

 

The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
October 3, 2014
Moderator: Kate Marshall, Assistant Professor, Department of English

The Feminine Mystique

 

The Feminine Mystique (50th Anniversary Edition) by Betty Friedan
4 weekend meetings - Spring 2014
Moderator: Abigail Palko, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Two Boys Kissing

 

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
April 11, 2014
Moderator: Abigail Palko, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Man Up Cracking The Code Of Modern Manhood

 

Man Up: Cracking The Code of Modern Manhood by Carlos Andres Gomez
February 21, 2014
Moderator: Abigail Palko, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Are You My Mother

 

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
November 1, 2013
Moderator: Abigail Palko, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Lean In

 

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
September 13, 2013
Moderator: Abigail Palko, Associate Director, Gender Studies Program

Dud Avocado

 

Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy
March 1, 2013
Moderator: Lauren Palomino, Gender Studies undergraduate student

How To Be A Woman

 

How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
February 1, 2013
Moderator: Maria McLeod, Gender Studies undergraduate student

The Salt Eaters

 

The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara
November 2, 2012
Moderator: Nora Goebelbecker, Gender Studies undergraduate student

Tina Fey Bossypants

 

Bossypants by Tina Fey
October 5, 2012
Moderator: Molly Shank, Gender Studies undergraduate student