June 14, 2015
The Apollo Theater
253 W 125th St

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 through diverse platforms, and we are pleased to participate in the WOW Festival with and event that showcases the work of several comedians. The panel … Read more

May 1, 2015 | 10:00AM
James Room
4th Floor Barnard Hall

Why Sex? Why Gender?: Activist Research for Social Justice
A Symposium in Honor of Janet Jakobsen


REGISTER DESCRIPTION PROGRAM Description Click here to register. At BCRW’s “Activism and the Academy” conference in 2011, Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, pointed out that if those who are dedicated to human rights and social justice continue to organize their efforts in silos “we will never have the power… to achieve even the demands that exist inside of those silos.” One of the greatest legacies of recent feminist movements has been the … Read more

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

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 this history suggest about the potential for future collaborations across the disciplines? What are implications for the … Read more

Apr 23, 2015 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

A History of the Ugly
Rachel Eisendrath


In medieval and Renaissance literature, ugliness often serves as an outward mark of a character’s internal depravity. Such a character is self-condemned, destroyed from within. But there are also cases of ugly characters who stand up for their ugliness, as though in protest against the moral code constructed by the larger society—or even by the text itself: It is not that their ugliness hides an internal beauty, but that they reject the standard itself of what constitutes beauty or ugliness, … Read more

Apr 16, 2015 | 6:30PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

Caribbean Feminisms on the Page
Jamaica Kincaid and Tiphanie Yanique


Distinguished writer Jamaica Kincaid, originally from Antigua, and debut novelist Tiphanie Yanique, who grew up in St. Thomas, come together with Barnard Associate Professor Kaiama L. Glover to discuss their experiences as women of color from the Caribbean, their thoughts on writing about the Caribbean region, and their engagement with gender and feminism in their writings. The recipient of many awards, such as The Center for Fiction, The Prix Femina Etranger Award and the Anisfeld-Wolf Book … Read more

Mar 24, 2015 | 6:30PM
Event Oval
The Diana Center

Without Cover of the Law: Writing the History of Enslaved Women
Annette Gordon-Reed

natalie boymel kampen memorial lecture in feminist criticism and history

Drawing on her work about slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, luminary legal historian Annette Gordon-Reed will discuss the way law influences the portrayal of enslaved women and their families. Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School, and a Professor of History at Harvard University. She received the 2008 National Book Award and the 2009 Pulitzer … Read more

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

Body Undone: A Salon in Honor of Christina Crosby
Christina Crosby, Lisa Cohen, Leigh Gilmore, Laura Grappo, Maggie Nelson, Gayle Pemberton, Gayle Salamon


"Body Undone" focuses on Christina Crosby's forthcoming memoir of living with disability, A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain. In 2003 Professor Crosby broke her neck in a bicycle accident. She writes, "Spinal cord injury has cast me into a surreal neurological wasteland that I traverse day and night. This account is an effort to describe the terrain. I want you to know, and I, myself, want better to understand, a daily venture of living that requires considerable fortitude on my part and … Read more

Feb 27-28, 2015
Barnard College

Action on Education

the scholar & feminist conference

REGISTER DESCRIPTION PROGRAM SPEAKERS Description—#sfedu Speakers include Ujju Aggarwal, Lalaie Ameeriar, Abigail Boggs, The Black Youth Project, Nuala Cabral, Natalia Cecire, Jaz Choi, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Kandice Chuh, Antonia Darder, Dána-Ain Davis, Ejeris Dixon, Tadashi Dozono, Melanie Duch, Rod Ferguson, Cindy Gao, Jamaica Gilmer, Dana Goldstein, Che Gossett, Karen Gregory, Zareena Grewal, Ileana Jiménez, Shenila Khoja-Moolji, Bettina Love, Elizabeth Losh, Jessica Luther, Samantha … Read more

Feb 11, 2015 | 12:00PM
101 Barnard Hall

Love and Flames: Legacies of Black Queer and Prison Abolitionist Solidarity with Palestinian Struggle
Che Gossett

lunchtime lecture

In this paper, Community Activist and Student Coordinator Che Gossett examines the legacies of Black queer solidarity with Palestinian struggle by excavating June Jordan and James Baldwin's archives for what Jose Muñoz called the performative force of the past and its import for current prison abolitionist, Palestinian solidarity and anti-pinkwashing movements. Looking as well at the archives of George Jackson, they discuss what his archive and the original manuscript of Soledad Brother (rather … Read more

Jan 23-24, 2015
Murphy Institute
CUNY Grad Center

Invisible Lives, Targeted Bodies: Impacts of Economic Injustice on LGBTQ Communities


As part of the ongoing Queer Survival Economies project spearheaded by Amber Hollibaugh, this conference works to make visible queer economic realities and survival strategies. Tracks and sessions will include queer perspectives within poor and low-income communities, immigration, the state, and transnational flows of labor; the invisibility of the many queer people working in industries like retail; the impact of sexual identities in the workplace, restaurants, or health care that offer long … Read more