James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Nov 10, 2015 | 6:30PM

A Feminist Approach to the Anthropocene: Earth Stalked by Man

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

ABOUT THE EVENT To take seriously the concept of the Anthropocene—the idea that we have entered a new epoch defined by humans’ impact on Earth’s ecosystems—requires engagement with global history. Using feminist anthropology, this lecture explores the awkward relations between what one might call “machines of replication”—those simplified ecologies, such as plantations, in which life […]

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anthropology, environment, science

Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Nov 17, 2015 | 6:30PM

An Energy Plan for the 21st Century

Sally Benson

ABOUT THE EVENT Global energy systems have undergone numerous transitions over human history—from wood to coal, from animals to automobiles, from candles to electric lighting. Catalysts for these changes include discovery of new energy resources, new energy conversion technologies, limitations on material and water availability, and environmental benefits from less polluting and safer energy options. Today, we are […]

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environment, science, technology

Event Oval, Diana Center, Barnard College
Nov 5, 2015 | 6:00PM

The Untold Story of Women in Iran

Nina Ansary '89

ABOUT THE EVENT: BCRW and the Middle East Institute at Columbia University are proud to host author and Barnard/Columbia University alum Nina Ansary in a conversation with Richard Bulliet, Columbia Professor of History and Middle East Studies, on Ansary’s widely anticipated book Jewels of Allah. Based on her doctoral thesis on the women’s movement in […]

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feminism, gender, middle east, religion

James Room
Oct 22, 2015 | 6:30PM

Hacking the Subject: Black Feminism, Refusal, and the Limits of Critique

Denise Ferreira da Silva

ABOUT THE EVENT: BCRW’s newest working group, Practicing Refusal: Thinking Beyond Resistance, kicks off with a public lecture by distinguished ethicist and feminist theorist, Denise Ferreira da Silva. Her talk engages what she sees as the fundamental challenge posed by black feminism: the questioning of a feminist critical grammar that re-produces any ‘proper’ apprehension of […]

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feminism, gender, practicing refusal, race

James Room, 418 Barnard Hall
Oct 1, 2015 | 6:00PM

Keywords/Key Questions

Heather Love, Sayantani DasGupta, Lennard Davis, Robert McRuer, Rayna Rapp, Sunaura Taylor, and more.

ABOUT THE EVENT: This symposium will mark the publication of Keywords for Disability Studies, a collection of 60 essays that identify and define key terms in the field. An evening artists’ panel on October 1 featuring Sunaura Taylor, Riva Lehrer, and Park McArthur will address the topic of “Keywords for Disability Culture.” On October 2, […]

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Barnard College and SUNY Stony Brook, Manhattan Campus
Sep 24, 2015 | 9:00AM

Policing the Crises: Stuart Hall and the Practice of Critique

Gina Dent, Karla Holloway, David Scott, and more

ABOUT THE EVENT Described by Henry Louis Gates as ‘Black Britain’s leading theorist of Black Britain,’ Stuart Hall was the preeminent post-colonial intellectual of Great Britain from the 1960s until his death in 2014. One of the founders of ‘cultural studies,’ Hall’s influence extended across the intellectual spectrum of the Left, rocking political and academic […]

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economic justice, gender, policing, prisons, race

Barnard Center for Research on Women, 101 Barnard Hall
Sep 30, 2015 | 12:00PM

Easy Money and Respectable Girls: Neoliberalism and Expectation in the US Virgin Islands

Tami Navarro

ABOUT THE EVENT: In St. Croix, a disproportionate number of young women from middle and upper-middle class backgrounds are hired to work within the Economic Development Commission (EDC), an initiative that grants tax incentives to businesses based in the US Virgin Islands. In this lecture, BCRW Associate Director Tami Navarro examines questions of gender, racial […]

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class, economic justice, gender, race, transnational

Event Oval, Diana Center, Barnard College
Sep 17, 2015 | 6:30PM

Caribbean Feminisms on the Page

Edwidge Danticat and Victoria Brown

ABOUT THE EVENT Barnard alumna Edwidge Danticat and novelist Victoria Brown come together in the second event in the series, Caribbean Feminisms on the Page. This series places distinguished writers in conversation with emerging authors to discuss issues including feminism, diaspora, and method. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Edwidge Danticat is a 2009 MacArthur fellow and is […]

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africana, gender, literature, race, transnational

BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
Nov 19, 2015 | 12:00PM

What’s Age Got to Do With It?

Katherine Acey

ABOUT THE EVENT: Drawing on her four decades plus working in multiple movements, BCRW Senior Activist Fellow Katherine Acey discusses what aging and activism looks like and the challenges and opportunities for intergenerational dialogue and work that advances social justice feminism. ABOUT KATHERINE ACEY: Currently Acey is the Executive Director of GRIOT Circle, a people […]

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activism, gender, intergenerational, queer

Event Oval, The Diana Center
Jun 20, 2015 | 9:30AM

2015 WAM!NYC Feminist Media Conference

REGISTER PROGRAM CONFERENCE PAGE Click here to register and buy your ticket. The 6th annual WAM!NYC Feminist Media Conference on June 20th at Barnard College is an all-day conference devoted to bringing issues of race, gender, class and social justice to the media. Following last year’s incredible Janet Mock keynote, this year’s conference is bringing […]

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gender, media

The Apollo Theater
Jun 14, 2015 | 12:00AM

Just Take the Mic: The Power of Feminist Comedy

Phoebe Robinson, Liz Miele, Emily Schorr Lesnick, Amanda Seales

To attend this panel, purchase Sunday Day Pass here. Just Take the Mic: The Power of Feminist Comedy explores the possibilities of and for feminist comedic performance. Since its founding in 1971, the Barnard Center for Research on Women has been at the forefront of feminist engagement. Our Center promotes women’s and social justice issues […]

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arts, comedy, gender, performance

Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Apr 25, 2015 | 9:30AM

Gender: A Dialogue Between the Sciences and Humanities

Frances Champagne, Evelynn Hammonds, Rebecca Jordan-Young, Gloria Origgi, Rosalind Rosenberg, Banu Subramaniam

Ideas about gender have changed in complex ways in the 125 years since Barnard was founded. How have the natural sciences and humanities each contributed to these transformations? How have scientific and humanistic ways of thinking interacted to produce innovative, critical, and potentially transformative knowledge about the nature and meaning of human difference? What does […]

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academy, gender, humanities, science