News

Professor Rodríguez is quoted on the need for a more expansive LGBT agenda in NBC news article entitled "LGBT Latinos: Despite Challenges, Greater Empowerment and Progress."

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/gay-pride-month-hispanics-discuss-pro...

Professor Charis Thompson talks about her book "Good Science: The Ethical Choreography of Stem Cell Research" with New Books in Science, Technology, and Society.

Donna Haraway, Distinguished Professor Emerita, History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz gave an impressive talk at the GWS Commencement on May 20th, 2015. And she has graciously provided us with the text to circulate. Enjoy!

An article in The Guardian by Professor Charis Thompson, Ruha Benjamin, Jessica Cussins and Marcy Darnovsky.

It gives all of us in GWS great pleasure to announce that Andrea Ikeda, a double major in Gender and Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies, is one of the winners of the 2015 Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research for her senior honor’s thesis, “This is a White Man’s Country”: Race, Space, and Settler Colonial Violence in the Klamath Basin.” This highly selective University-wide prize recognizes excellence in research projects that demonstrate significant use of the library’s unique collections and resources. Please join me in congratulating Andrea for this important distinction!

Watch the video of the Bathroom Brigade's February 6th, 2015 event, Stalled.

STALLED
Conversations with scholars, architects and activists on institutional violence, gender and transgender, disability, race, poverty, safety, and an issue that brings these all together: bathroom access.

SPEAKERS:

  • Juana María Rodríguez
    (Gender and Women’s Studies, President’s Advisory Council on LGBT Students, Faculty, and Staff for the University of California Office of the President)
     
  • Ianna Hawkins Owen
    (African American Studies: Member, UAW Local 2865 U.C. Student Worker Union)
     
  • Emily Marthinsen, AIA
    (U.C. Berkeley Campus Architect)
     
  • Tiny Garcia
    (Po’ Poet, Poverty Skola from POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE)
     
  • Francis Moore
    (from Auntie Francis Love Mission & Self-Help Hunger Project)
     
  • Susan Schweik
    (English)
     
  • Alexander Li-Hua Lee
    (Associate Director for Public Interest and Public Sector Programs, Career Development Office, Berkeley Law; Founder, Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project)
     
  • Susan Stryker
    (Director, Institute for LGBT Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Arizona)

Co-sponsors:
the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley
the ARCUS Endowment of the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley.

Organized by:
The Bathroom Brigade

Over spring break, GWS major Jinoh Ryu (Kahn), presented zir research at Representations and Self-Representations of Queers in East Asia Conference at the University of Vienna, Austria. Based on the analysis of 57 survey submissions, Kahn explores intergenerational hierarchy and interracial influence of social media that are central to the collective construction of trans* identity and masculinity of online transgender young adults in South Korea.

Watch the presentation here: https://youtu.be/l-jxRoWiHTc

Student POV: ‘A woman in history I admire is….’
By Cathy Cockrell, NewsCenter | March 17, 2015

BERKELEY —
As March is Women’s History Month, the NewsCenter has been asking Berkeley undergraduates about women they admire, and why. Most students were more than willing to weigh in — naming artists, U.S. First Ladies and civil rights activists, an explorer, an X-ray crystallographer and an urban planner who’s a household name on campus (though you might not know of her).

Meet eight of the students we spoke with and hear, in their own words, about women in history they find inspiring.

Professor Rodríguez's book Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings is a Lambda Literary Award finalist. Known as the Lammys, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing for books published in 2014. Professor Rodriguez's book is a finalist in the LGBT Studies category.

See more at: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/features/news/03/04/the-27th-annual-lambda...

Please join the Center for Science and Innovation Studies (CSIS) and Innovating Communication in Scholarship (ICIS) at UC Davis for a talk by Francsco Lissoni on:

Double Disclosures and the Negotiation of Scientific Credit in Research Teams

When: Tuesday March 3rd from 12:10 - 1:30 PM 
Where: SS&H 1246 (STS/CSIS Room), UC Davis
Lunch provided. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Abstract: We build on Lissoni et al. (2013a) and examine the allocation of scientific credit within research teams in a dynamic setting, with reference to “double disclosure” instances (the same research result is both published and patented). Senior and junior scientists collaborate over a 2-period horizon and, in the first period, bargain over the allocation of attribution rights (first authorship and inventorship). Seniors make take-it-or-leave-offers, which juniors can accept, litigate, or sanction by exiting the team in the second period. We find that juniors are the most likely to trade inventorship for first authorship the higher the litigation and/or exit costs. We test our theoretical predictions by means of an original dataset of “patent-publication papers” produced by academics in seven European countries from 1997 to 2007. Junior and female authors are found to be more likely than male and senior ones not to appear on patents, with significant country and sector effects. The latter are compatible with differences in litigation and/or exit costs.

Francesco Lissoni is Professor of Economics at GREThA, the Group of Theoretical and Applied Research in Economics of the University of Bordeaux, where he has been granted the Chaire d'Accueil of the Regional Council of Aquitaine, for research in the Economics of Innovation. Francesco is also a long-standing Affiliate of CRIOS, Bocconi University (Milano, Italy). He is a member of the EPIP scientific committee and Associate Editor of Industry & Innovation.

Lissoni's main research interests relate to knowledge creation and diffusion. In the past he has done research on innovation adoption and the geography of knowledge spillovers. More recently, he contributed to research the role played by IPRs in academic science and the economics of academic science itself. His current projects include studies on the relationship between migration and innovation, in both home and destination countries of migrants.

This event is sponsored by Innovating Communication in Scholarship (ICIS) and the Center for Science and Innovation Studies (CSIS).

CALL FOR GSI APPLICATIONS FALL 2015 - Alternative Sexual Identities and Communities

DEADLINE -- MARCH 16, 2015

The LGBT Minor is accepting applications for two Graduate Student Instructors to assist in teaching a course with the following title and description:

LGBT 20AC: Alternative Sexual Identities and Communities. An introduction to varied dimensions of alternative sexual identities in the contemporary United States, with a focus ranging from individuals to communities. This course will use historical, sociological, ethnographic, political-scientific, psychological, psychoanalytical, legal, medical, literary, and filmic materials to chart trends and movements from the turn of the century to the present.

Applicants should have a background in queer issues.  Applicants must be registered graduate students at UC Berkeley, enrolled in a minimum of 8 units in fall 2015, and must not have a fellowship which precludes employment.

For consideration, send a cover letter stating your interest and background, a current CV, listing all post-baccalaureate teaching experience, a copy of the most recent academic transcript, student evaluations, and names/phone# of 2 academic references to:
Althea Grannum Cummings
608 Barrows Hall--#1070
Berkeley, CA  94720-1070

CALL FOR GSI APPLICATIONS FALL 2015 - Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

DEADLINE – March 16, 2015

The Gender and Women’s Studies Department is accepting applications for two Graduate Student Instructors to assist in teaching a course with the following title and description:
 
GWS 10: Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies. An introduction to questions and concepts in gender and women’s studies. Critical study of the formation of gender and its intersections with other relations of power, such as sexuality, racialization, class, religion, and age. Questions will be addressed within the context of a transnational world.
 
Applicants should have a background in contemporary feminist theory and feminist issues.  Applicants must be registered graduate students at UC Berkeley, enrolled in a minimum of 8 units in the Fall 2015 semester, and must not have a fellowship which precludes employment.
 
For consideration, send a cover letter stating your interest and background, a current CV, listing all post-baccalaureate teaching experience, most recent teaching evaluations, a copy of your current academic transcript, and names/phone# of 2 academic references to:
Althea Grannum-Cummings
Gender and Women’s Studies
608 Barrows Hall-- #1070
Berkeley, CA  94720-1070

Professor Trinh T. Minh-ha will be giving the keynote address, "The Politics of Form and Forces," at an international film series event,  "A Celebration of Women Filmmakers: International Perspectives, Gendered Lenses," hosted by the Department of Languages and Literatures at Mills College in Oakland. The lecture will be followed by the screening of her digital film,  NIGHT PASSAGE (108 mins) with Q&A afterwards.

Wednesday, March 4 at 6 pm
Department of Languages and LIteratures
Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
contact: Sandy Bonshahi 510 430 3167 (sbonshahi [at] mills [dot] edu)

The Winter 2014 issue of California, a publication of the Cal Alumni Association, is titled 'Gender Assumptions'. Take a look!

Professor Trinh Minh-ha gives the keynote address at the Congreso de Lenguas Modernas convocó a académicos internacionales (Dec 15-17, 2014), at the University of Costa Rica.

READERSHIPS AVAILABLE IN GENDER &WOMEN’S STUDIES

The Department has immediate openings for readers in the following course for Spring Semester 2015

LGBT C148 -- Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality
Instructor:  Jac Asher <jacasher [at] berkeley [dot] edu>

Please contact the instructor directly if you are interested in being a Reader for one of these courses.

READERSHIPS AVAILABLE IN GENDER & WOMEN’S STUDIES

The Department has immediate openings for readers in the following courses for Spring Semester 2015:

GWS 14--Gender, Sex and Race in Global Political Issues
Instructor:  Ayse Agis <aagis [at] berkeley [dot] edu>

GWS 100AC--Bad Girls, Bad Romance
Instructor:  Jac Asher <jacasher [at] berkeley [dot] edu>

GWS 104--Advance Feminist Theory
Instructor:  Barbara Barnes <babarnes [at] berkeley [dot] edu>

GWS 140--FEMINIST CULTURAL STUDIES: Sports, Gender and Nation 
Instructor:  Barbara Barnes <babarnes [at] berkeley [dot] edu>

Please contact the instructor directly if you are interested in being a Reader for one of these courses.

Professor Minh-ha showed a film (The Fourth Dimensionand gave a keynote address at  the "Tacit or Loud: Where is the Knowledge in Art?"  Symposium and Festival for Artistic Research (Nov 29, 2014) at the Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden.

Two recent publication by Professor Moallem:

"Aestheticizing Religion: Sensorial Visuality and Coffeehouse Painting in Iran” in Sensational Religion edited by Sally Pomey, Yale University Press, 2014.
 

"Praying through the senses: The Prayer Rug/Carpet and the Converging Territories of the Material and the Spiritual" in  in Conversations: An Online Journal of the Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, Yale University, ​2014.

 

In this roundtable discussion in Cosmo Latina, Professor Rodríguez shares her thoughts on street harassment, piropos, and hidden forms of sexual harassment.
 

Watch the interview with GWS Alum, Marco Antonio Flores, about his position as the current Queer & Trans Advocacy Project Coordinater here