Community Ministry, Community Change: American Catholic Nuns in Historical Perspective
The Daughters of Charity as Advocates for the Sick Poor in Los Angeles, 1856-1878
Kristine Ashton Gunnell
Ph.D. Candidate, History, Claremont Graduate University
The Harlem Franciscan Hand Maids of Mary: A Community of Women, A Community of Hope, 1916-1931
Assistant Professor, Afro-Ethnic Studies, California State University, Fullerton
Creating Community at the Edge: One Sister's Journey
Sister Terry Dodge, SSL
Executive Director, Crossroads, Inc.
Moderator: Donna Schuele, Lecturer, Department of Criminology, Law & Society, University of California, Irvine
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Join us at the Huntington Library on Saturday November 22, 9:30am-12noon, for a roundtable discussion on the historic 2008 candidacies of women for the highest offices in the United States.
The Promise of Women Leaders in Politics
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Professor of History and Women’s Studies, UCLA
Author, Through Women’s Eyes: An American History with Documents
Curator, Huntington Exhibit: Votes for Women: Unfinished Business
Assistant Professor of Politics, Occidental College
Co-Author, Rethinking Madame President
Campaign Semester Student, Politics, Occidental College
Lori Cox Han
Professor of Political Science, Chapman University
Co-Author, Rethinking Madame President
Author, Running as a Woman: Gender and Power in American Politics
Moderator: Karon Jolna
Chair, Huntington Library Women’s Studies Steering Committee
Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Bring a sack lunch or buy a sandwich lunch ticket at registration (limited supply). We will eat together outdoors on the Garden Terrace, weather permitting.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE SEMINAR AND NO RESERVATION IS REQUIRED.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
On the Inside, On the Outside: Women and Prison
"A World of Women: Prisoners, Reformers, and the California Institution at Tehachapi"12 January 2008
Kathleen Cairns, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, History and Women's Studies
"The Inside Story"
Gloria Killian, Action Committee for Women in Prison
"Women in Transition from Prison: Observations on Reentry Challenges"
Marta Lopez-Garza, California State University-Northridge
Women's Studies and Chicana/o Studies
Moderator: Marilyn Montenegro, California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Women's Council Prison Project
"New Writing" by Women
Emily Rapp, Antioch University, will discuss writing about disabilities and read from her memoir, Poster Child.1 March 2008
Susan Suntree, East Los Angeles College, brings together science, art, spirituality, poetry, and drama in her reading from Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California.
Sholeh Wolpé, born in Iran, is a multinational writer, translator, and anthologist of literature from the Muslim world. She will read from her recent translation of the poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad and from her own poetry.
Terry Wolverton is author of six books and fourteen anthologies, including Embers, a novel-in-poems and Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman's Building. She is the founder of Writers At Work, a creative writing center in Los Angeles.
Feminisms in the Twentieth Century: Lessons for the Twenty-first Century
A Roundtable Discussion in honor of Women's History Month
Jennifer Abod, Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women10 May 2008
Marisela Chavez, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies, CSU Dominguez Hills
Laura Harris, Associate Professor of English, World Literature, and Black Studies, Pitzer College
Caroline Heldman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Occidental College
Family Secrets: Documenting the Lives of our Kinswomen
"No more cookies or cake now 'C'est la guerre'": An American Nurse in Turkey, 1919 to 1920"
Kathleen Sheldon, Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
"Secret Strength: Five Generations of Fuentes Women in Los Angeles"
Christina Chavez, Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies, Cal Poly Pomona
"The Red Flag and Me: Opening the Pandora's Box of My Family's Activist History"
Judy Branfman, filmmaker and Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Moderator: Penny L. Richards, Huntington Women's Studies Steering Committee and UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Gendering at the Border Line: Canada, Mexico, China, and the United States
"Gendered Borders: Immigrating Women and the Foundation of U.S. Immigration Policy, 1875-1924"18 November 2006
Torrie Hester, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oregon
“Domestic Service in 21st Century Oaxaca: Gendered Patterns of National and International Migration”
Jayne Howell, Professor, California State University at Long Beach
“Documenting Chinese American Experiences”
Suellen Cheng, Senior Curator and Executive Director Emeritus, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Moderator: Lesley Kawaguchi, Professor, Santa Monica Community College
Women and Health: Exploring the Margins
"Keepers of the Path: Women, Naturopathic Healing, and Cultural Critique, 1890-1950"February 3, 2007
Susan E. Cayleff, San Diego State University Women's Studies
"Fire and Ice: Geographies of Gender and Emotion in the Shetland Isles, Scotland"
Deborah Thien, Cal State University-Long Beach Geography
"Sex Work, Gender Inequality, and HIV"
Gisele Maynard-Tucker, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Moderator: Robyn Fishman, Cal State University-Long Beach
Engendering the Environment: History, Culture, Practice
“Gendered Turning Points in Environmental Justice History”2 June 2007
Nancy Unger, Associate Professor of History, Santa Clara University
“More than Meets the Eye: Women Writers on the Environment”
Toni Clark, Associate Professor of English and Dean of Women, Pomona College
“Microcredit at Caohai, China: One Effort to link Conservation, Development and Women”
Melinda Herrold-Menzies, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Pitzer College
Moderator: Martha Matsuoka, Visiting Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College
Women Writing in Los Angeles Today: Who? Why? How?
Eloise Klein Healy has published six books of poetry, most recently, The Islands Project: Poems For Sappho. She formerly directed CSUN’s Women’s Studies Program and was active in the Woman’s Building. Healy founded Antioch University’s program in Creative Writing, where she is Distinguished Professor Emerita.
Tara Ison's latest novel, The List, came out in March. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Kenyon Review, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, and elsewhere. She co-wrote a film and has received distinguished fellowships and awards. Ison is currently Associate Professor in Antioch University's MFA program in Creative Writing.
Nina Revoyr grew up in Tokyo, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. Her second novel, Southland, “merges elements of literature and social history with…mystery, while evoking Southern California as a character.” The Age of Dreaming will be published in 2008. Revoyr is currently Remsen Bird Visiting Artist at Occidental College.
Gail Wronsky is author or coauthor of seven books including Poems for Infidels, Dying for Beauty, and Love-Talkers. She has translated for Argentinean poet and activist Alicia Partnoy, and the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo. Wronsky is Director of Creative Writing at Loyola Marymount University.
Maintaining Poverty: Women and the Welfare State
"From Security to Rehabilitation to Rights: Women, Welfare, and Poverty"
Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Women's Studies, UC-Santa Barbara
"Television's 'Queen for a Day': The Mid-Twentieth-Century 'Worthy' Poor"
Carole Srole, History Department, California State University at Los Angeles
"Tough Love in L.A. County: Latina Immigrants and the Failure of Welfare Reform"
Alejandra Marchevsky, Liberal Studies, California State University at Los Angeles
Moderator: Ricky Manoff, Women's Studies, CSU-Northridge
25 February 2006
Women, Disability, and the Arts
“The Theatrical Landscape of Disability: Domestic vs. Transcendent Geographies”18 March 2006
Victoria Ann Lewis, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Redlands
“Truth and Beauty: Women, Disability, and Literary Form”
Helen Deutsch, Associate Professor, Department of English, UCLA
“Five Foot Feat: Dance, Disability, and the Art of the Ordinary"
Catherine Cole, Associate Professor, Department of Dramatic Art
Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC-Santa Barbara
Moderator: Penny L. Richards, Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Women in Politics in the Twentieth Century
“In the Service of the Nation: Conservative Women in Early 20th Century France”3 June 2006
Cheryl Koos, Associate Professor of History, CSU-Los Angeles
“Reading and Writing on the Right: Conservative Female Political Culture in Postwar Los Angeles”
Michelle Nickerson, Assistant Professor of History, University of Texas at Dallas
Fletcher Jones Fellow, Huntington Library
"Realpolitik: One Woman's Experience in the Trenches of Los Angeles Government"
Former Board Member, Los Angeles Unified School District
Moderator: Lisa Sousa, Associate Professor of History, Occidental College
Performing Gender and Sexuality in Latina/o L.A.
“From Macha to Macho: Expanding a Visual Vocabulary”
Raquel Gutierrez, USC Center for Feminist Research & the Butchlalis de Panochtitlan
and Claudia Rodriguez, Butchlalis de Panochtitlan
“Feminism + Femininity = Anxiety,
and Other Reflections on Performing 'Confessions of a Cha Cha Feminist'”
Maria Elena Fernandez, Performance Artist
The Performative Force of Luis Alfaro's
'Pocho Nightmare-A Moo Moo Approaches.'"
Tiffany Ana Lopez, UCR Department of English
Rita Cano Alcala, Scripps College Hispanic Studies and Chicano Studies
Labor of Love/Labor of the Oppressed? The Complex Nature of Women's Caregiving
"Enslaved Women as Caregivers in the Antebellum Plantation South"29 January 2005
Sharla Fett, History, Occidental College
"Interdependence as Intimacy: Imagining Caregiving and Community in Fiction by Craik, Yonge, and Gaskell"
Martha Stoddard Holmes, Literature and Writing Studies, CSU-San Marcos
"Caregiving and Inequality: American Women Tending Kin, 1850-1940"
Emily Abel, Public Health, UCLA
Moderator: Penny L. Richards, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Fighting for the Future: Activist Women in Twentieth-Century California
"Women Citizens and War: Los Angeles Women, Voluntarism, and World War I Mobilization"16 April 2005
Lynn Dumenil, Professor of History, Occidental College
"'We Are Conscientious Mothers': Women's Postwar Activism for Child Care in California"
Natalie Fousekis, Assistant Professor of History, California State University, Fullerton
"El Movimiento and Chicana Feminist Activism in California, 1968-1978."
Dionne Espinoza, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies, California State University, Los Angeles
Moderator: Cheryl Koos, Associate Professor of History, California State University, Los Angeles
History, Culture, and Politics: Gendering International Human Rights
“The History of International Human Rights”7 May 2005
Ellen DuBois, Professor of History, UCLA
"Human Rights Conventions: Women and Genocide, with Special Reference to Sudan"
Sondra Hale, Professor of Women’s Studies and Anthropology, UCLA
"Speaking Truth to Power: Palestinian Girls Facing the Wall"
Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Visiting Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women and UCLA Law School, and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Criminology/Faculty of Law and School of Social Work and Public Welfare at the Hebrew University - Jerusalem
Moderator: Christine Littleton, Professor of Law and Women’s Studies, UCLA
Leisurely Pursuits: Women, Popular Culture, and the Twentieth Century
"From Women's Sports and Fitness to Self: Third Wave Feminism and Consumption"
Faye Linda Wachs, Assistant Professor of Psychology/Sociology, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
"Driving Change: Women and Fairground Cars in Interwar Britain"
Sandra Dawson, C. Phil., Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Sirens Win! Gender and Sexuality in Las Vegas"
Elizabeth Adams, Interim Director, Liberal Studies Program, California State University, Northridge
Moderator: Torrie Hester, C. Phil., University of Oregon; Instructor, Department of History, Santa Monica College
Beyond Affirmative Action: Transforming Curriculum, Protecting Safety, and Discovering Allies
"Making Science Accessible to Everyone: Inquiry-Based Learning."Jodye Selco, Physical Chemist and Director of the Center for Education and Equity in
Mathematics, Science and Technology (CEEMST), California State Polytechnic University, Pomona13 March 2004
"Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Discrimination, and School Safety"
Deanne S. Neiman, Director of the Educational Equity Compliance Office for the Los Angeles Unified School District
"Reframing Identities for Social Justice"
Rebecca Gutierrez Keeton, Director of Student Life, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Moderator: Regina Lark, Manager, UCLA Center for the Study of Women and Instructor, UCLA Women's Studies Program
In Celebration of Our 20th Anniversary and Women's History Month
FEMINISM UNBOUND: CROSSING BORDERS
Keynote Address:15 May 2004
"The Centrality of Feminisms in American History, 1775-2000"
Kathryn Kish Sklar, Distinguished Professor of History, State University of New York, Binghamton, and Co-Director of the acclaimed website, Women and Social Movements in the U. S., 1600-2000
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL FEMINISMS
"Thoughts on Writing the History of European Feminisms (1700-1950)"
Karen Offen, Senior Scholar, Institute for Research on Women and Gender,
"New Paths of Women's Empowerment in Latin America"
Christine Hunefeldt, Professor of History, University of California, San Diego
Moderator: Carla Bittel, Assistant Professor of History, Loyola Marymount University.
NEW DIRECTIONS: FEMINISM WITHOUT BORDERS
"Using Transnational Frameworks to Expand the Discourse on Gendered Violence"
Sharmila Lodhia, Esq., Lecturer, Department of Women's Studies, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
"Transnational Feminist Pedagogies: Reframing the Dialogue in the Classroom"
Khanum Shaikh, Lecturer, Department of Women's Studies, California State University, Fullerton
Moderator: Breny Mendoza, Assistant Professor, Department of Women's Studies, California State University, Northridge.
Global Visions of Imperialism, Sexuality, and Gender
"'Celestial Ladies?': Creating Asian American Womanhood(s) in the Late Nineteenth Century"
Constance Chen, Assistant Professor of History, Loyola Marymount University
"Prostitution, Race and Politics in the British Empire"
Philippa Levine, Professor of History, University of Southern California
"Hybrid Italians, Diasporic Africans: Who's/Whose 'Meticcio' in the Africa Italy Diaspora?"
Laura Harris, Assistant Professor English/Black Studies, Pitzer College
Moderator: Kathleen Sheldon, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Women, University of California, Los Angeles