Sulzberger Parlor
Nov 10, 2010 | 6:30PM

Current Cravings, Strange Desires, and Frightening Things: The Effect of the Frontal Lobe and Amygdala on Affect and Actions

Elisabeth A. Murray

Dr. Elisabeth Murray’s laboratory studies the neural basis of learning, memory, emotion and action. One topic of particular interest is the neural bases of decision-making. What motivates us to make choices? How do our emotional responses lead to certain decisions over others? Examining the neural circuits critical for affective processing and the way in which […]

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biology, emotion, science

Nov 9, 2010 | 12:00PM

The Arts of Healing: The Work of Quilts in Grief

Lisa Collins

This visual presentation explores possible parallels between the process of grieving and the practice of quilt-making by focusing on a 1942 quilt from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, created by Missouri Pettway (1902-1981). Featured in the popular traveling exhibition “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend,” this 7 1/2 foot by 5 3/4 foot stained “work-clothes” quilt offers lessons […]

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africana, arts, emotion, history

James Room
Nov 4, 2010 | 7:00PM

Intimacies Deferred: Genealogies of Freedom

Lisa Lowe

Historians characterize the early nineteenth-century arrival of Chinese “coolies” to the Americas as “the transition from slavery to free labor,” in which the abolition of slavery and the introduction of indentured labor comprised the conditions for the emergence of liberal political reason, connecting the rise of bourgeois political economic institutions in Europe and North America […]

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economics, ethnicity, history, immigration, labor, literature, race, transnational

Sulzberger Parlor
Oct 25, 2010 | 6:30PM

HollaBack!: Feminist Responses to Street Harassment

Shannon Lynberg, Emily May, Oraia Reid, and Chai Shenoy

Street harassment, or sexual harassment in public spaces, is an issue with which just about every woman has some experience. Activists from New York City and Washington, DC will discuss new, innovative ways to combat street harassment using technology, mapping, and community organizing. Through online activism, public policy and advocacy, and outreach, these activists have […]

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activism, gender, harassment, media, technology, violence, young feminists

Diana Center Event Oval
Oct 21, 2010 | 7:00PM

Christianity and the Global Politics of Sexuality

Elizabeth Castelli, Eng-Beng Lim, Ju Hui Judy Han, Mary-Jane Rubenstein, and Jordan Alexander Stein

After last fall’s McIntyre lecture on the influence of Christianity on foreign policy and religious freedom in Egypt by Professor Saba Mahmood of the University of California Berkeley, we return to the topic of gender, sexuality, religion, and politics with this panel discussion. Focusing specifically on sexuality, our panelists will discuss the ways in which […]

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Christianity, gender, history, politics, religion, sexuality, transnational

202 Barnard Hall
Oct 20, 2010 | 12:00PM

In Quest of a Modernist Voice: Bronislava Nijinska in Post-Revolutionary Kiev

Lynn Garafola

Bronislava Nijinska is the most celebrated woman choreographer of the twentieth century working in the ballet idiom. This talk will explore a pivotal moment in her development as an artist—her years in Kiev just after World War I—and the impact of the city’s multi-ethnic avant-garde on the creation of her first original works. Lynn Garafola […]

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arts, dance, history

James Room
Oct 14, 2010 | 6:30PM

Makeshift Reclamation

Hilary Goldberg, Jessica Hoffmann, Maegan "la Mala" Ortiz, Mariana Ruiz Firmat, Alexis Pauline Gumbs '04, among others

A multimedia event showcasing how contemporary feminists are resisting and creating alternatives not only to gender-based oppression but also to a collapsing economic system, the climate crisis, and more. Featuring live readings, performances, and video works by artists and activists including Jessica Hoffmann, coeditor/copublisher of make/shift; Hilary Goldberg, whose new project, recLAmation, is a Super […]

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activism, arts, economics, environment, gender, media, performance, queer, sexuality, video, writing

Oct 6, 2010 | 12:00PM

A,R,+D: Architecture, Research, and the Design Process

Karen Fairbanks

The role of digital design and fabrication has transformed the contemporary architectural practice. This talk will look at architecture projects by Marble Fairbanks that engage these new technologies to explore new logics of design and assembly. Parallel to this research is a commitment to collaborative design processes and a belief that the collective intelligence of […]

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architecture, arts, design, technology

Registration in The Diana Center Lobby
Sep 22, 2010 | 9:00AM

Critical Intersections: Reproductive and Economic Justice

This conference, co-sponsored with the New York Women’s Foundation, will explore how reproductive justice and women’s economic security are inextricably linked and will highlight the work being done in these areas by 17 organizations here in New York. With the leadership predominantly of women of color and young people, these organizations focus on diverse issues […]

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activism, africana, childcare, children, class, domestic work, economic justice, environment, family, gender, health, immigration, intersectionality, latina, parenting, pregnancy, prisons, race, reproductive justice, transgender, violence

Apr 13, 2010 | 12:00PM

Activists Who Yearn for Art that Transforms: Parallels in the Black Arts and Feminist Art Movements in the United States

Lisa Collins

Through this offering of comparative cultural and intellectual history, Professor Collins exposes links between the Black Arts Movement and the Feminist Art Movement in the United States to address a critical question that is too often tackled without seeing these movements as central: How did postwar cultural workers deeply immersed in sociopolitical movements in the […]

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activism, africana, arts, gender, history, intersectionality, politics, women's movement

NYU Lipton Hall
Apr 8, 2010 | 7:00PM

After the Good Life, an Impasse: Notes on the Cinema of Precarity

Lauren Berlant

“After the Good Life” works with two films of Laurent Cantet [Ressources humaines/Human Resources (1999) and L’Emploi du Temps/Time Out (2001)] to engage the new affective languages of the contemporary economic atmosphere across Europe: languages of anxiety, contingency, and precarity that take up the space where social democracy, upward mobility, and meritocracy used to reign. […]

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arts, class, emotion, film, politics, public feelings, transnational

Sulzberger Parlor
Mar 25, 2010 | 7:00PM

Women’s History as Personal and Political: An Event in Honor of Jane S. Gould ’40

Louise Bernikow '61, Christina Greene, Temma Kaplan, Elizabeth Minnich, Fanette Pollack '71, and Catharine R. Stimpson

In honor of both Women’s History Month and one particular woman, Jane S. Gould ’40, first permanent director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, we present a discussion that remembers Jane and places her life and work in the context of the feminist movements that have improved our lives in so many ways. […]

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activism, barnard, class, gender, history, politics, race, women's movement