Apr 23, 2013 | 12:00PM
North Sulzberger Tower

Backtalk/Crosstalk: Gendered Stories, Colonial Archives and Sexualized Subjects
Marisa J. Fuentes, Jennifer Morgan, and Yvette Christiansë


Backtalk/Crosstalk is a series of dialogues initiated by the Africana Studies Program to set members of the Africana faculty in conversation with diasporic scholars, artists and activists. The series highlights the gains of institutional recognition for Diaspora Studies, while encouraging and insisting on the impertinent, insolent and disruptive work that achieved such recognition. Backtalk/Crosstalk stages conversations between Barnard faculty and those of other academic institutions that … Read more

Apr 18, 2013 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

Teaching and Writing Transnational Hispaniola: Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Kaiama L. Glover and Maja Horn

lunchtime lecture

Even though popular and widely circulated images show Caribbean cultures as productively and inspiringly creolized, a fully transnational Caribbean reality has proven far more difficult to enact than to envision. Historically and contemporarily, the diverse Caribbean geographies are in many ways impermeable to one another. Almost nowhere are issues of nation-language borders and their resultant challenges to mutual legibility more striking than in the case of Haiti and the Dominican Republic–two … Read more

Apr 16, 2013 | 6:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor
3rd Floor, Barnard Hall

Rights, Religion, and Secularity Salon
Tanika Sarkar, Neferti Tadiar, Anupama Rao, Winnifred Sullivan, and Abosede George


Acclaimed scholar of history, gender and colonialism Tanika Sarkar joins BCRW for the third event in the annual Salon Series, which offers an opportunity to dive into the implications of texts that make a critical intervention in their field. A diverse group of historians and area scholars respond to Sarkar’s latest work, "A Just Measure of Death? Hindu Ritual and Colonial Law in the Sphere of Widow Immolations," which explores the relations among law, personhood and Hindu idioms of entangled … Read more

April 12-13, 2013
King Juan Carlos Center
53 Washington Square South, NYU

Feminist Constellations: Intercultural Paradigms in the Americas


The main objective of this participatory conference is to provide a platform for feminist scholars and activists to engage in a meaningful dialogue about their struggles from their positions at the forefront of contemporary debates on democracy, economic, cultural and racial justice. By inviting scholars and activists who bridge Latin American, Africana, Native American, Latino, Cultural and Women’s and Gender Studies, the conference highlights diversity, encouraging the possibilities of … Read more

Apr 12, 2013 | 8:00PM
Julius Held Lecture Hall
3rd Floor, Barnard Hall

The Fully Functional Cabaret
Star Amerasu, Ryka Aoki, Annie Danger, Red Durkin, Bryn Kelly, and Shawna Virago


Collectively written, produced by, and starring an all trans women cast, The Fully Functional Cabaret: Trans Women’s Secrets… REVEALED! is a self-described “love letter to and from trans womanhood.” Facilitated by Annie Danger and featuring the performances of Star Amerasu, Ryka Aoki, Annie Danger, Red Durkin, Bryn Kelly, and Shawna Virago, this vaudevillian style cabaret incorporates song, dance, puppetry, glitter, poetry, live Foley Art, and deep interactivity into a vibrant … Read more

Apr 9, 2013 | 9:00AM
Barnard Hall

The Politics of Solidarity: Gender, Sexuality, and Transnational Organizing


REGISTER DESCRIPTION PROGRAM Description REGISTER ONLINE at http://politicsofsolidarity.eventbrite.com Gender and sexuality have been central issues for activism and transnational affiliations. At the same time, they are often used by governments and nongovernmental organizations alike to reinforce the very forms of hierarchy and hegemony that activists seek to break down. This teach-in will examine movement building, organizing strategies, and best practices for creating feminist, queer, … Read more

Apr 8, 2013 | 7:00PM
James Room
4th Floor, Barnard Hall

The Future of Online Feminism
Courtney Martin ’02 and Vanessa Valenti

reading and reception

Tweets about "#femfuture" Courtney Martin ’02 and Vanessa Valenti present the latest New Feminist Solutions report, which details the development of a robust network of online feminist activism. Inspired by the current level of online activism but discouraged by high burnout rates and a lack of compensation, Martin and Valenti turned to a diverse group of activists, educators, and writers to investigate potential opportunities for sustainability in the digital world. Working with BCRW, … Read more

Mar 28, 2013 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

On Human Bondage in Ancient Egypt
Ellen Morris ’91

lunchtime lecture

Around 1500 B.C.E., the subjects of this lecture first appear in the tombs of Egyptian nobles. Just a half-century prior, the Egyptian Delta had been dominated by rulers from the north, but the Egyptians had since conquered their conquerors and exerted sway as far as the Euphrates River. The sudden appearance, activities, and gradual disappearance of a specific subset of people—who Professor Morris argues were prisoners-of-war captured from Egypt’s most exotic and formidable contemporary … Read more

Mar 16, 2013 | 10:00AM
Barnard Hall

THATCamp Feminisms East

an unconference

Register online at http://feminismseast2013.thatcamp.org Barnard joins The Humanities And Technology Camp movement of informal, collaborative “unconferences” dedicated to exploring innovation in the digital humanities. We will help to build the strand that focuses on feminist interventions. Bringing together faculty, students, information professionals and activists from across the Northeast, THATCamp Feminisms will delve into both the technical and the theoretical questions central to the … Read more

Mar 6, 2013 | 7:00PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

“The Lady with the Whip”: Gendered Violence and Social Death in Manderlay and Django Unchained
Frank Wilderson


How do we conceptualize gender, violence and political organizing in Black life? What does it mean to understand slavery as an ongoing relationship? Join us for a talk by Frank Wilderson, Professor of African American Studies and Drama (UC-Irvine) and award-winning author of Incognegro and Red White and Black. Esther Armah (political commentator, playwright, and WBAI radio host) will join the discussion. Co-sponsored by Sexual Violence Response, Institute for Research in African-American … Read more