Video and Audio of WGS Speakers

Stream video and audio of select Women's and Gender Studies Colloquium, No Limits, and other renowned guest speakers.

Tomi-Ann Roberts, “Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear” (September 26, 2019)

  • In her lecture, Tomi-Ann Roberts frames the #MeToo Movement within the feminist scholarly frame of the psychology of sexual objectification. In a book Roberts co-authored in 1997, she argues that objectification is sexism and is harmful to women and girls by treating them as mere collections of body parts. In this lecture Roberts will speak about the ways this objectification theory has influenced work in academics and public policy over the past two decades.

Lara Freidenfelds, Perfect Pregnancies & Mourned Miscarriages: A History of Modern Childbearing (April 9, 2019)

  • Freidenfelds offers a far-reaching look at the rise of our current childbearing culture from its earliest glimmers in the Revolutionary era to today. She concludes with suggestions for how we might set realistic and humane expectations for childbearing, and accept the inevitable imperfections of this most human of endeavors. Lara Freidenfelds is a historian of sex, reproduction, and women’s health in America, and the author of The Modern Period: Menstruation in Twentieth-Century America. She blogs with the historian’s perspective on childbearing, parenting, sex, and health. She holds a PhD in the history of science from Harvard. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.

Shireen Ghorbani, We Are the Leaders: No Limits Keynote Address (March 8, 2019)

  • Shireen Ghorbani, former candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, shares lessons learned from a pathway to politics that followed lines of academia and activism. Sponsored by the Women’s & Gender studies programs at UNL, UNO, UNK, and the Student Alliance for Gender Equality and Sexual Health.

Deirdre Cooper Owens, Medical Bondage & The Birth of Gynecology (April 2, 2018)

  • Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens retells the story of the rise of modern gynecology from the perspective of Black enslaved women and Irish immigrant women.

Karma R. Chávez, AIDS Knows No Borders (October 3, 2014)

  • Karma R. Chávez (Communication Arts Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison) Colloquium presentation, October 3, 2014.

Lise Eliot, “Brain Sex: Truth, Tall Tales, and Time for a Developmental Perspective (January 24, 2011)

  • Video of Lise Eliot (Neuroscientist and Professor at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science) delivering her talk, "Brain Sex: Truth, Tall Tales, and Time for a Developmental Perspective," presented as part of the WGS Colloquium Series on January 24, 2011.

Michael Kimmel, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (March 1, 2012)

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Dorothy Allison (2005)

  • Lesbian feminist author Dorothy Allison's reading and lecture at UNL on March 3, 2005. Allison talks about writing, her history in the feminist movement, her personal life, and intersections between sexuality, class, and politics.