History Associates: Luke Roberts, “A Samurai Wife Divorces her Lout of a Husband”

Join the History Associates for an engaging presentation from UCSB History Professor Luke Roberts on a specific case that influenced gender roles in 19th-century Japan. Zoom link: ucsb.zoom.us/j/6855143149 Mori Nao, a young samurai wife in Japan, desired a divorce from her abusive husband in 1824. Legally a man could divorce his wife but a wife could not divorce her husband. […]

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Mónica Michelena: “We Are Charrúa Women: From Negation to Re-Existence in Our Body-Territory”

UCSB and UCSD have joined together to welcome Mónica Michelena, Secretary of the Charrúa Nation’s Council and former Advisor on Indigenous Affairs for Uruguay’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2014-18). Charrúa women have gone through dispossession, exclusion, and negation that left marks on their collective memory and body-territory. This genocidal process did not end in 19th-century Uruguay, but continues today and […]

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Lucía Cavallero: “Gendered Violence and Financialization of Social Reproduction: A Feminist Perspective On Debt”

UCSB and UCSD have joined together to welcome Lucía Cavallero, a doctoral candidate in Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. The presentation will focus on the relationship between sexist violence and economic violence, specifically the financialization of life and the increase in gender-based violence. It will highlight the Latin American feminist movement’s struggles against debt as articulated in […]

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Mia Dragnic and Pierina Ferretti: “An Expansive Rebellion: Feminism and Social Revolt in Chile”

UCSB and UCSD have joined together to welcome Pierina Ferretti and Mia Dragnic García, sociologists and doctoral candidates in Latin American Studies at the University of Chile. In October 2019, Chile experienced its largest social revolt since the return to democracy in 1990. The mobilization, which began as a spontaneous reaction to protest against a 0.30 USD rise in the […]

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ISRRAR Event–Dr. LaKisha Simmons, “The Ancestors and the Womb are One: Black Motherhood and Histories of Black Infant Loss”

Throughout the twentieth century, Black women in the United States experienced at least double the rates of infant mortality experienced by white women. Through an analysis of oral histories collected in the US South in the 1930s, Dr. LaKisha Simmons (University of Michigan) details what Patricia Hill Collins terms a “Black women’s standpoint on mothering.” From interviewees’ discussions of infant […]

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Gender Studies Paper Workshop: Kristen Thomas-McGill’s “‘Even His Lungs Were Affected’: Aubrey Beardsley, Earnestness, and the Artistic Politics of Interiority”

Flyer for Gender Cluster Workshop Thomas-McGill

Join the Gender and Sexualities Research Cluster for a paper workshop on Kristen Thomas-McGill‘s “‘Even His Lungs Were Affected’: Aubrey Beardsley, Earnestness, and the Artistic Politics of Interiority.” The event will take place in HSSB 4065 on Thursday, February 20 at 3:30. To obtain the paper in advance, email Jarett Henderson at jhenderson@history.ucsb.edu.

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Gender Studies Paper Workshop: Jarett Henderson’s “The ‘Turton Job’ and the Sexual Politics of the Durham Administration in Britain and British North America”

Flyer for Gender Cluster Workshop Henderson

Join the Gender and Sexualities Research Cluster for a paper workshop on Jarett Henderson‘s “The ‘Turton Job’ and the Sexual Politics of the Durham Administration in Britain and British North America.” The event will take place in HSSB 4065 on Thursday, January 30 at 3:30. To obtain the paper in advance, email Jarett Henderson at jhenderson@history.ucsb.edu.

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Lisa Jacobson, “A Taste of Success: Whiskey Drinking, Masculine Identities, and the Sensory Imagination in the Postwar US”

Join the Gender and Sexualities Research Cluster for a paper workshop on Lisa Jacobson‘s “A Taste of Success: Whiskey Drinking, Masculine Identities, and the Sensory Imagination in the Postwar US.” The event will take place in HSSB 4020 on November 22 at 3:00. To obtain the paper in advance, email Jarett Henderson at jhenderson@history.ucsb.edu. Please note that this event was […]

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Gender and Sexualities Brown Bag: Julie Johnson

Marie Stopes with Clinic Midwives, London, 1921

The Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster meets periodically throughout the year for brown bag lunches to read and workshop works-in-progress from members of the research cluster. On June 5, Julie Johnson will discuss “A Woman’s Business: Branding Marie Stopes 1918-1939.” Image: Marie Stopes with Clinic Midwives, London, 1921 (courtesy of Marie Stopes International www.mariestopes.org) Draft papers will be distributed before the event, and […]

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Gender and Sexualities Research Cluster Brown Bag

The Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster will meet periodically throughout the year for brown bag lunches to read and workshop works-in-progress from members of the research cluster. On December 5th, Sarah Case will discuss, “Juliette Derricotte, Mildred Rutherford Mell, and the Limits of Interwar Interracialism.” Draft papers will be distributed before the event, and all participants will be invited to offer […]

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