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Topics and Issues in Gender and Women's Studies Free Public Lectures/Classes ‑ Open House 2016

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on September 22, 2016 in Speakers

The Gender and Women’s Studies Program at Dalhousie University
Open House 2016:
Topics and Issues in Gender and Women’s Studies

Free Public Lectures/Classes
Kenneth Rowe Management Bldg, Rm 1028
1-2:30 pm

The Program in Gender and Women’s Studies offers a popular introductory course that introduces participants to important themes and current debates on topics and issues in a wide range of subjects and disciplines in this field. One of the objectives of this course is to showcase the talent and the scholarship of Dalhousie professors, researchers, and writers, who conduct work in women’s, gender and sexuality studies, to provide snapshots of the topics and debates that are taken up in different disciplines, and the gender and race analyses and critical approaches that may be taken to them.

For most weeks of the course in the Fall of 2016, a different expert will provide a free Guest Lecture, each from a very different discipline or program.  Since we have a large lecture theatre with plenty of seating to spare, we are opening this course and lecture series to the greater Dal community. Everyone is welcome to attend the following presentations, all of which will be held from 1:00-2:30 in the Kenneth Rowe Management Building.

Sept 15: “Challenging Homophobia” -- Matt Numer, Assistant Professor, School of Health and Human Performance

Sept 22:  “Blues Queens and the Birth of Rock n’ Roll” -- Jacqueline Warwick, Associate Professor of Music, Fountain School of Performing Arts

Sept 29:  “Masculinities (Always) in Crisis” --  Brad Congdon, Ph.D. Graduate, Department of English

Oct. 6: “Feminist Theories and Trans Issues” --Alexandre Baril, Killam Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies

Oct. 13: “The History of Marriage: Sexual and Racial Politics” –- Shirley Tillotson, Professor, Department of History

Oct. 20:  “Sexism on Screen: Images of Women in Film” – Shannon Brownlee, Assistant Professor of Film Studies, Fountain School of Performing Arts

Oct. 27: “Egg Donation, Choice, and Feminist Futures” – Alana Cattapan, Research Associate, Faculty of Medicine

Nov. 1: “Investing in Girls: Gender Equality in International Development?” Theresa Ulicki – Associate Professor, International Development Studies

Nov. 17: “Poetry, Silence, and Speech” – Carole Glasser Langille, Halifax-based Poet and Artist; Instructor, Department of English

Nov. 24”  “Aboriginal Women: Decolonization and the Impact of the Indian Act” – Naiomi Metallic, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law

For further information, please contact Margaret Denike at