Oct 9, 2012 | 6:30PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

Digital Community Formation
Jon Beller, Brittney Cooper, Gail Drakes, Dana Goldstein, Courtney Martin, Renina Jarmon

roundtable discussion

Academics and writers alike have long worked within established processes for peer-review and editing. But both are now confronted with a rapidly shifting landscape in which online channels provide new opportunities for feedback, networking, and collaborative knowledge production. In this roundtable discussion, panelists will speak on how digital media changes their work by looking at modes of fostering productive dialogue online, the political and ethical impact of letting ideas develop in the … Read more

Oct 4, 2012 | 6:30PM
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall

A Way Out of the “Dead-End ” of Feminism vs. Islam : The Potential and Promise of Feminist Voices in Islam
Ziba Mir-Hosseini


In the last two decades of the twentieth century, a growing confrontation between political Islam and feminism made links between theology, law, and politics transparent. The Islamist agenda of policing women’s presence and gender relations in public space has led to the emergence of forms of activism that have challenged patriarchal interpretations of the Shari’a from within the Muslim tradition, a movement that has come to be known as “Islamic feminism.” This lecture will explore the … Read more

Sep 27, 2012 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

A Global History of the Paternity Test
Nara Milanich

lunchtime lecture

For millennia, Western legal tradition relied on the assumption “pater semper incertus est” (“the father is always uncertain”). But beginning in the early twentieth century, scientists began a concerted quest for a biological marker of paternity that could unambiguously link a child to his or her progenitor. Prior to the advent of DNA testing, scientists from around the world experimented with fingerprints, dental evidence, ear shape, and blood typing. This study by Nara Milanich, Associate … Read more

Sep 20, 2012 | 4:00PM
Avery Plaza, in front of Schermerhorn
Columbia University

Girls Rock! at IRWAG
Martha Redbone, Still Saffire, Ajo, Olivia Harris, and Lady Bits


As part of their 25th anniversary, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWAG) presents Girls Rock! - free outdoor concert featuring: Martha Redbone Still Saffire from the Willie Mae Rock Camp Ajo Olivia Harris Lady Bits For more information and related events, visit IRWAG25.com. … Read more

Sep 19, 2012 | 6:00PM
NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

A New Queer Agenda
Lisa Duggan, Kenyon Farrow, Amber Hollibaugh, and Richard Kim

journal launch and celebration

Join contributors to the recently launched issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online, “A New Queer Agenda,” for an evening of politics, discussion, and celebration. A collaboration between BCRW and Queers for Economic Justice, “A New Queer Agenda” shows how activists, academics, and organizers can work together to build larger, more effective social justice movements by accessing connections between queer life and issues like immigration, hunger, aging, health care, welfare, and family. The … Read more

Sep 13, 2012 | 6:30PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

40 Years Later: Now Can We Talk? Premiere
Lee Anne Bell

screening & discussion

Director Markie Hancock’s film tells the story of the first African Americans to integrate the white high school in Batesville, Mississippi in 1967-69. In 2005, black alumni received an invitation to their class reunion—for the first time in 40 years. Featuring frank discussions between black and white alumni, the film provides a moving story of the impact of desegregation, then and now. 40 Years Later raises questions essential to interracial dialogue and renews a commitment to addressing … Read more

Sep 12, 2012 | 7:00PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

The Invisible War
Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton, Helen Benedict, and Catherine Sameh

screening & discussion

Registration is required. Please click here to reserve a ticket. Today a female soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Invisible War explores this epidemic of rape in the U.S. military, looking at the impact not just on survivors of sexual assault but on the larger systems in which they are embedded. Following the screening will be a panel discussion with two women featured extensively in the film, moderated by BCRW … Read more

Jun 5, 2012 | 4:15PM
Room 203, Butler Library
Columbia University

Violence Against Disabled Women in Nepal
Neeti Khanal


Neeti Khanal, Lecturer at Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Tribhuvan University, Nepal and recipient of Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship, will give a presentation focused on her recent work, entitled, "Violence Against Disabled Women in Nepal" and interviewing disabled women survivors of violence. Her past work includes an examination of Maoist women's experience in armed conflict in Nepal. Ms. Khanal brings an extensive background in supporting, researching and … Read more

Jun 1, 2012 | 5:00PM
Julius Held Auditorium
3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Feminisms and Feminists Today: A Conversation Across the Decades
Kate Drabinski ’97, Katherine Franke ’81, Shilpa Guha ’12, Mila M. Jasey '72, and Courtney E. Martin ’02


The stock tale of American feminism is one produced through the narrative of waves: the first wave rises with the suffrage movement, the second wave with women’s consciousness-raising in the 1960s, and the third wave with the activism of riot grrrls, queers and young women of color. This narrative assumes vast periods of feminist abeyance, when, in fact, feminists have been active in many different periods and in a variety of locations. In their communities, workplaces, families, public … Read more

May 20-25, 2012
Lehman Hall
Barnard College Library

Hands-On Video Intensive


COURSE OF STUDY WORKSHOP LEADERS The Barnard Center for Research on Women presents a one-week, fast-paced, hands-on production workshop for students interested in video storytelling and social activism. Students will work collaboratively to produce a short video documentary that will be developed in conjunction with a New York City based not-for-profit organization. Participants will learn the essential elements and skills of storytelling, video production, post-production, and project … Read more