Annual lecture
Annual lecture
Explore Feminism. Embrace Intersections. Embody Change.

Women’s and Gender Studies sponsors an annual lecture that features local and national scholars who present their research on cutting edge themes in women, gender, and sexuality. In addition, we cooperate with other UNL departments, programs, and centers to co-sponsor speakers, workshops, films, panel discussions, and other creative work. These events are free and open to students, faculty, alumni, and the Lincoln community. 

Jeannette Jones and Zakiya Luna

“Say Their Names: Centering Black Women Activists in the Struggle for Justice”

Drs. Jeanette Jones and Zakiya Luna

October 12, 2020

In this virtual panel, Drs. Jeannette Jones (UNL) and Zakiya Luna (University of CA - Santa Barbara) will examine the often-overlooked activism and leadership of women of color in the United States. This dialogue and discussion allows us to hear from two outstanding scholars and then to ask questions and discuss together.

Katharine Donato

“Gender and International Migration: From Slavery to Present”

Professor Katharine Donato

(postponed to) FALL 2021

In collaboration with Global Studies, Women’s & Gender Studies will host Professor Katharine Donato of Georgetown University who will deliver WGS’s 2021 Annual Lecture, an event that is free and open to the public. As a leading scholar in the interdisciplinary study of women and im/migration, Donato will complement well other events currently taking place on UNL’s campus, including the Hostile Terrain Project and the Human Trafficking Conference whose theme is labor migration.

Past Colloquia

Past guests include Tomi-Ann Roberts, Lara Freidenfelds, Shireen Ghorbani, Deirdre Cooper Owens, Roxane Gay, Jaclyn Friedman, Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Sarah Deer, Karma R. Chávez, Janet Kourany, Londa Schiebinger, Lise Eliot, Sarah Schulman, Obioma Nnaemeka, tatiana de la tierra, Patricia Hill Collins, Janice Gould, Jean Fagin Yellen, Mahnaz Afkhami, Toi Derricotte, Darlene Clark Hine, Beth Brant, Manjira Datta, Gloria Steinem, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Nomy Lamm, Leslie Feinberg, Barbara Smith, bell hooks, the Guerrilla Girls, and others.

Past Colloquia