Annual Report 2013-2015

Annual Report

Click here to download the 2013-2015 annual report. Overview The Barnard Center for Research on Women brings together faculty, students, administrators, community members, activists, artists, and alumnae to produce and distribute feminist knowledge on campus, in New York City, nationally and globally. Over forty years of experience building collaborative projects, programs, and publications have distinguished […]

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academy, activism, barnard, class, economic justice, gender, history, intersectionality, performance, queer, race, scholar & feminist, transnational

Double Issue 12.3-13.1
Summer 2014/Fall 2014

The Worlds of Ntozake Shange

Kim F. Hall, Monica L. Miller, and Yvette Christiansë

“The Worlds of Ntozake Shange” highlights Shange’s centrality to black feminism and the continuing impact of her work both within and outside the academy. In addition to working as a poet, novelist, and choreographer, Shange created the choreopoem, a form that links the physicality of dancing and music to the written word. The contributors in this issue examine Shange’s continuing impact on literature, theatre, popular culture, feminist, afrodiasporic and queer movements, with many pointing to her linguistic innovations (for instance, her fluid movement across languages, prominent use of both slashes and lowercase letters) as tools that have proven vital to feminist practice. The “Worlds of Ntozake Shange” draws necessary attention to the fact that this artist has long been a creative force, providing new language and possibilities for both intellectual and artistic productions.

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academy, africana, arts, barnard, dance, gender, intersectionality, latina, literature, performance, queer, race, sexuality, writing

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

No Such Thing as Neutral: Lecture Demonstration with Flex & Lite Feet

Lecture demonstration and discussion with Flex and Lite Feet dancers, moderated by Ali Rosa-Salas.

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arts, dance, performance, race

Event Oval
Nov 8, 2014 | 2:30PM

No Such Thing as Neutral

Ali Rosa-Salas

Countless forms of dance created and performed in public spaces are bundled under the umbrella of “vernacular” or “street.” These diverse methods have been widely recognized for their emphasis on improvisation, “informal” teaching methods, and the central role of marginalized communities of color in their production, yet they are often figured primarily in opposition to […]

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arts, class, dance, performance, race

Studio 305
Jul 27, 2014 | 3:00PM

Dance Workshop with Lite Feet legend Chrybaby Cozie

Chrybaby Cozie

BCRW Alumnae Fellow Ali Rosa-Salas ’13 hosts Lite Feet legend Chrybaby Cozie at Barnard College for a dance class and discussion about this Harlem-founded dance form. For those who want to learn how to do the real Harlem Shake, this workshop is for you. The workshop will be held from 3 PM – 5 PM. This workshop is […]

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arts, dance, performance

Dare to Use the F-Word
Mar 20, 2014

The Revival

Released Mar 20, 2014

(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 10) In this episode, we speak with Jade Foster, the creator of The Revival Poetry Tour. The salon-style poetry tour aims to create a community of queer women of color through the art of the spoken word.


activism, arts, gender, literature, performance, race, writing

Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, NYU Kimmel Center
Feb 8, 2014 | 11:00AM

Remembering José Esteban Muñoz

Please join Tisch School of the Arts and the NYU Department of Performance Studies in remembering the life and work of José Esteban Muñoz. Memorial begins at 11 am. Reception to follow from 1 pm – 2 pm in Kimmel Center Rooms 405 and 406. Please RSVP on the Facebook event page. Co-sponsored by the […]

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academy, arts, performance, queer

Schapiro Studio
Nov 6, 2013 | 6:00PM

Maya Krishna Rao

Maya Krishna Rao performs Ravanama, an excerpt from her solo piece on an actor in search of a character, Ravana, and The Walk, an applied theatre piece made in response to the December bus rape case in Delhi.

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arts, dance, performance, transnational, violence

Scholar and Feminist Online: 11.3
Summer 2013

Life (Un)Ltd: Feminism, Bioscience, Race

Rachel C. Lee

Like the symposium, this special issue foregrounds scholarship at the intersections of science and technology studies, feminist and queer studies, and race and postcolonial studies. The authors explore key questions emerging from the intensive biotechnological management of life that marks our age. Exploring the ways in which certain bodies and lands become, as they have for many centuries, the extractable material for scientific “discovery,” the authors make questions of gender, sexuality, and reproduction central to their queries.

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biology, class, economic justice, gender, health, history, human rights, labor, performance, pregnancy, queer, race, reproductive justice, reproductive technology, science, sexuality, technology, transgender, transnational, violence

Dare to Use the F-Word
Apr 24, 2013

One Billion Rising

Released Apr 24, 2013

(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 2) This episode of Dare to Use The F-Word is all about the One Billion Rising movement to end gender-based violence. We have stories and voices from the rising at Washington Square Park; you'll hear an interview with the director of the Barnard-Columbia production of The Vagina Monologues; and we have performance of an original monologue about slut-shaming in the style of a slam poem.


activism, arts, dance, gender, performance, queer, sexuality, violence

Dare to Use the F-Word
Apr 23, 2013

Street Harassment

Released Apr 23, 2013

(Dare to Use the F-Word, Episode 1) In our first episode of Dare to Use The F-Word, we focus on the street harassment phenomenon. We have interviews and conversations with Emily May from Hollaback!; Sydnie Mosley of The Window Sex Project; and the creator of Catcalled, Sonia Saraiya.


activism, arts, dance, gender, performance, queer, race, sexuality, violence, writing