"Queer in Black and White: Everyday Interraciality in a 'Post-Racial' Society"


Cosponsored by Sociology Department.

Day 2: Global History of Black Girlhood Conference


Panel Sessions

9:00AM - 3:00PM

Harrison Institute Auditorium 


Undergraduate Symposium 

3:00PM - 5:00PM 

Harrison Institute Auditorium 


NEA Big Read: Tayari Jones, Silver Sparrow

6:00PM - 8:00 PM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center Auditorium 


Day 1: Global History of Black Girlhood Conference



Panel Sessions

9:00AM - 5:00PM

Harrison Institute Auditorium 




5:30PM - 6:30PM

Minor Hall Lobby

Sponsored by the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies 



Keynote Panel: Global Black Girl Politics

6:30PM - 8:00PM

Minor Hall 125


Film Screening: La Loi du Marché / The Measure of a Man


Cosponsored by the French Department.

"The Homosexual Ingredient in the Making of Straight White Men"

Presented by Jane Ward, University of California at Riverside.

Co-sponsored by the Sociology Department. 

“The Subversion of Dharma in the Ancient Indian Texts of Sex and Politics”

Cosponsored by the Department of Religious Studies. 

“When Women’s Lives Began to Matter: Eighteenth-Century Italian Women’s Autobiography and the Case of Angela Veronese”


WGS 3680 / ITTR 3680

This course explores how Italian women writers have represented food in their short stories, novels and autobiographies in dialogue with the culture and society from late nineteenth century to the present. Looking how cooking and serving meals to others, while denying themselves the pleasure of eating, are depicted in Italian women’s writing helps us understand the role food and food-related-activities have played, and still play, in women’s lives.

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WGS 3500 (Women Writing)

Examines the rhetorical choices Western women have made from Medieval times to the present to create public arguments for social change, in the face of cultural pressure to remain silent. Analyzes how women writers deliberately worked with narratives of gender, as well as traditional and alternative texts. Explores how those decisions shape expectations of women in the public sphere today.