Past Events

Every semester, Gender & Women's Studies programs between 8-10 events. These events include lectures, live performances, and films from a variety of fields and disciplines. Here are some of our favorites. 

 

Johnson

Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales
E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor, Northwestern University

steele

Chanel and Her Rivals
Valerie Steele, Director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

Keynote Lecture of Gender & Women’s Studies Student Research Conference

code

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (FILM)

Co-sponsored by the Villanova Women’s Professional Network and VU Women in Tech

trumpclinton

Gender Dynamics and Disruption in the 2016 Elections

Kelly Dittmar, Rutgers University, Camden 

catherinemorris

Revising Feminism in Museums: Current Strategies for Intersectional Exhibitions

Catherine Morris, Curator, 

Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum 

mono

Experiments in Voice and Body: Performing Positions, Perspectives, and Power

Students in COM 3243 Performance Art and COM 3245 Voice and Diction, Taught by Dr. Heidi Rose and Dr. Shauna MacDonald 

elsey

The Unbearable Whiteness of the Women's World Cup, 2015 

Brenda Elsey, Department of History, Hofstra University 

martha

The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret! 

"The Drag Queen King" - Philadelphia Inquirer

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The Defiant Life of Vera Figner: A Biography of a Russian Noblewoman and Her Revolutionary Generation

Lynne Hartnett, Dept. of History, Villanova University

 

 

Ruth Wilson

Mass Incarceration Today: Understanding the Present Conjuncture

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Depts. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
and American Studies, CUNY Graduate Center

 

 

consent

“Is this okay?”: A Conversation About Mutual Respect and Consent

Co-sponsored by NovaSVA, Peace and Justice Education, and the Office of Health Promotion

 

 

vday

The Vagina Monologues
with Villanova faculty, graduate and undergraduate students

 

Lauren

Arts of Survival: On Dissociation and the Attachment to Life

Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor
Department of English, University of Chicago

 

Patrica Smith

Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah
Patricia Smith, Poetry Reading

Sponsored by English Literary Festival and Africana Studies

 

 

The Mask

The Mask You Live In
GWS Documentary Film Screening

Co-sponsored by Health Services, NovaSVA, Peace and Justice Education

 

Not in this house

Not in Our House?: Violence Against the LGBQ Community

A panel discussion with, Tobias Wolff, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Ted Martin, Executive Director, Equality Pennsylvania, Stefanie Knauss, Dept. of Theology, Villanova University

 


Contact Information

Catherine Kerrison, PhD
Director of Academics
Phone: 610-519-4675

Shauna MacDonald, PhD
Director of Programming
Phone: 610-519-4895

Joyce Harden
Administrative Assistant/ Events Assistant
Phone: 610-519-4640

Office: SAC 488
Email: gws@villanova.edu

Gender and Women's Studies Student Reserch Conference

Each spring the Villanova Women’s Studies Program hosts the Gender and Women's Studies Research Conference. It is an exciting opportunity to showcase your work, discuss your interests with other students and faculty, and see the broad range of intellectual disciplines Women’s Studies encompasses...read more.