Nov 19, 2015 | 12:00PM
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

What’s Age Got to Do With It?
Katherine Acey

lunchtime lecture

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 of color LGBTQ elders organization based in Brooklyn. From 1987 - 2010 Acey served as the Executive Director of … Read more

Nov 17, 2015 | 6:30PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall
Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Sally Benson

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 poised for yet another energy transition. Driven by ever growing global energy … Read more

Nov 10, 2015 | 6:30PM
James Room, 4th Floor Barnard Hall
Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

A Feminist Approach to the Anthropocene: Earth Stalked by Man
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

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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 worlds are remade as future assets—and the vernacular histories in which such machines erupt in all their … Read more

Nov 5, 2015 | 6:00PM
Event Oval, Diana Center, Barnard College
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Nina Ansary

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 Iran, Jewels of Allah shatters stereotypical assumptions and the often misunderstood story of women in Iran today. Challenging the dominant … Read more

Oct 22, 2015 | 6:30PM
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall

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 the female/the feminine and exposing the limits of what constitutes a ‘proper subject’. Her presentation aims to … Read more

October 1-2, 2015
James Room, 418 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Disability Studies

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, speakers Eva Feder Kittay, G. Thomas Couser, Heather Love, Mara Mills, Elizabeth Emens, Lennard Davis, Robert McRuer, Katherine Ott, Faye Ginsberg, Rayna … Read more

Sep 30, 2015 | 12:00PM
Barnard Center for Research on Women, 101 Barnard Hall
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

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

lunchtime lecture

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 inequality, and widening class divisions by looking at the competing expectations workers face from their employers and their local … Read more

September 24-26, 2015
Barnard College and SUNY Stony Brook, Manhattan Campus

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 worlds with his theorizations of race, ethnicity, feminism, nationality, and politics, shaping their discourse for the rest of the … Read more

Sep 17, 2015 | 6:30PM
Event Oval, Diana Center, Barnard College
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Danticat and Brown

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 the author of several books, including Brother, I'm Dying, which was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 … Read more

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

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 together three women who have all "redefined realness" in their own right. This year’s confirmed keynote speakers include: Alicia Garza, … Read more