Innovative presentations from renowned scholars
Women's & Gender Studies sponsors a colloquium series in which local and national scholars present their research. Because of the personalized nature of our program, students have an opportunity to interact with these scholars both formally and informally. In addition, Women's and Gender Studies cooperates with other departments and groups to co-sponsor poetry readings, films, concerts, panel discussions, and art exhibits of women’s work. Past visitors and performers include Roxane Gay, Jaclyn Friedman, Janet Kourany, Michael Kimmel, 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, and the Guerrilla Girls.
Spring 2019 Series
No Limits Keynote Address "We Are The Leaders"
Ghorbani is a former candidate for the US House of Representatives. She was featured on the cover of Time magazine, which showcased the grassroots movement of women newly inspired to run for office. In her talk, she will share lessons learned from a pathway to politics that followed lines of academia and activism. At the intersection of authenticity, rage, and deep desire to do better, Ghorbani offers a call to action and an invitation to, in the words of Grace Lee Boggs, reckon with the notion that “we are the leaders we've been waiting for.”
Friday, March 8, 2019
11:00 AM, Nebraska Union,
"Perfect Pregnancies & Mourned Miscarriages: A History of Modern Childbearing"
Freidenfelds is a historian of sex, reproduction, and women's health in America. In her talk, Freidenfelds offers a far-reaching look at the rise of our current childbearing culture from its earliest glimmers in the Revolutionary era to today.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
3:30PM, Sheldon Art Museum,
Fall 2018 Series
Spring 2018 Series
A roundtable discussion that will feature four Global Studies undergraduates with a strong interest in women, gender, and feminism.
Thursday, February 15, 3:30-5pm City Union, Regency B
A roundtable discussion that will feature individuals working with immigrant/refugee communities here in surrounding community.
Monday, March 26, 3:30-5pm
City Union, Regency B
A Roundtable Discussion with Professors Isabel Velazquez (Modern Languages and Literatures), Luis Othoniel Rosa Rodriguez (Modern Languages and Literatures & Ethnic Studies), and Angel Maldonado (Communication Studies)
Thursday, April 12, 3:30-5pm
City Union,Colonial B
Fall 2017 Series
Spring 2017 Series
Navigating Transmasculine LIfe at UNL:
A Brownbag Conversation Featuring Current & Former Students
Marc Woodman, UNL Alum
Jaye Stenz, PhD Candidate
Thomas Lewis, UNL Undergraduate
Dr. Elliot Tebbe, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, UNL
Friday, March 31,
12-2PM, Nebraska Union,
Spring 2016 Series
Meenakshi Gigi Durham
Pleasure & Danger:
Sex, Violence, and Ethics in the Age of Digital Media
Friday, March 11,
5PM, Nebraska Union,
Legal Codes & Talking Trees:
Indigenous Women's Sovereignty in the Sonoran & Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946
Tuesday, April 5,
3:30-5:00PM, Nebraska Union,
Fall 2015 Series
Spring 2015 Series
Painting Women: Gender, Representation,
and Artistic Identity
Thursday, January 22
5:00PM, Bailey Library, 229 Andrews Hall