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Women Faculty Collective Kick-Off: "The Deep River Within"September 22, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Sansbury Campus Life Center 319 Dr. Deborah Cohan, a sociology professor at USC Beaufort, will facilitate a 90-minute workshop on mindfulness and creative energy, geared toward women in academia but open to all faculty, staff, and students. This event is open to the faculty and staff. For seating purposes, please RSVP to Kristina Pisano by September 15.
"Unjust Sex vs. Rape: A Feminist Analysis of the Heteronormative Sexual Continuum"October 17, 12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.College of Arts and Sciences Building 108 (tentative)Dr. Ann Cahill, a philosophy professor at Elon University, will present a talk on the distinctions and overlaps between coercive sex and sexual assault, creating space in feminist philosophy to discuss a wider range of problems in heteronormative sexual encounters beyond what is strictly defined as rape. Event is open to all faculty, staff and students.
"Must Survivors of Sexual Assault Disclose Their Assaults?: Title IX, Mandatory Reporting, and the Role of the Confidant"October 12, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.College of Arts and Sciences Building 108 (tentative)Title IX is an important piece of legislation designed to protect gender equality in educational environments. Dr. Ann Cahill draws our attention to pitfalls of implementing this legislation in ways that may undermine the students it is meant to protect. Event is open to all faculty, staff and students.
Who needs Feminism? In the spring of 2012, frustrated by anti-feminism on campus, sixteen Duke students asked Who Needs Feminism? To their surprise, the world answered them. In this lecture, In 2013, USC Upstate participated in this viral visual campaign to tell why we need feminism, too!
Feminism in Hardcover Book Club SelectionThe most recent Feminism in
Hardcover book club selection was On Being Included: Racism and
Diversity in Institutional Life, by Sara Ahmed.
Bodies of Knowledge SymposiumThe Symposium renewed and reinforced campus commitment to the principle of respecting sexual diversity, and to the acknowledgement of sexual orientation as a protected category of identity in Upstate’s longstanding Diversity Initiative. The symposium served to maintain and further fuel the energy of the students, faculty and staff who were galvanized to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff.
Nourishing New ResearchThis program provides opportunities for faculty to
share in-progress academic work for feedback and support as part of an
effort to enrich the intellectual environment at USC Upstate and to foster
cross-disciplinary collegiality around a shared interest in Women's and
Fire SymposiumFeaturing Dr. Tricia Rose in February 2009,
this event is an especially memorable example of CWGS celebrations of Black
History Month. Other outstanding speakers have included Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown
on celebrating black girlhoods, Dr. Dianne Johnson on her book Hair Dance
(an award-winning children’s book on attitudes toward black hair) and Dr.
Layli Phillips Maparyan on luminosity and “the womanist idea."
Photo GalleriesView various FlickR galleries of past events held by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.
Dates of Interest
Lisa Johnson, Ph.D.
Office: CASB 124
Phone: 864-503-5724Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Women's and Gender Studies
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
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