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.