Skip to main content

Events Archive pre-2011

Fall Semester 2010


Welcome Back Reception
Wednesday, September 15th 3-5 at the Faculty/Staff Club

“Gertrude Bonnin, Literary Reform, and Writing Modern Indians”
Kathleen Washburn
Thursday, September 16th 12:30-1:30 in SUB Cherry/Silver

Gray-Torres Conference on Domestic Violence and Stalking
September 27th-28th in SUB Ballroom B


“Historical Romance and Representation: Jovita Gonzalez and Eve Raleigh’s Collaboration and Correspondence”
Leigh Johnson
Wednesday, October 6th 12:00-1:00 in SUB Cherry/Silver

“'The More Women at Work, the Sooner We Win'? Gender Quotas and Legislative Productivity in the Argentine Congress”
Juan Pablo Micozzi
Thursday, October 28th 12:30-1:30


“Women's Work is Chastity: A Picture of Early Modern Cognitive Literary History”
(Co-sponsored with English)
Dr. Ellen Spolsky, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Thursday, November 4th 12:30-1:45 p.m. in Humanities 234

“The State of Women’s Leadership: Storm Clouds and Silver Linings”
Dr. Mary S. Hartman, Rutgers University, Emerita
Friday, November 5th, 2:00-3:00 pm in SUB Cherry/Silver

“A Woman’s Voice from Palestine”
(co-sponsored event)
Areej Jafari, Youth/Women’s Leader and Refugee Activist from Dheisheh Refugee Camp
Tuesday, November 9th, 12:30-1:45 p.m. in SUB Mirage/Thunderbird

“West & Postwest: Surfing Subcultures, Gender, Critical Regionalism”
(co-sponsored event)
Krista Comer, Rice University
Friday, November 12th, 1:30 pm in Ortega 335

Roundtable Discussion: Graduate Student Professionalization
Wednesday, November 17th 12:00-1:00


“Refugee in ‘America’: Gendered Scripts and Colonial Feminism”
Amy Brandzel
Wednesday, December 1st 12:00-1:00 in SUB Cherry/Silver

Spring Semester 2010


"Forty Years Wandering in the Academic Desert: Does Anyone See the Promised Land?"*
Keynote address for UNM Africana Studies Program Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch
Anna Deavere Smith
Saturday, January 30th, 11:00 a.m. in SUB Ballroom


"From Housekeeping to Volcanoes: Sarah Stickney Ellis on Female Education"
Ashley Carlson
Tuesday, February 9th, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in SUB Cherry/Silver

"Buying into the Regime: Grapes, Gender, and Consumption in Cold War Chile and the United States (Towards a Transnational History)"*
Heidi Tinsman
Thursday, February 11th, 5-7 p.m. in SUB Acoma A and B

"Rent a Womb: Outsourcing Fertility to India"*
Karen Foss, Saumya Pant, and Jennifer Sandoval
Wednesday, February 17th, 11:30-1:00 p.m. in Communication & Journalism room 116

"Mothers, Daughters, and Erotic Distress in the Eighteenth-Century British Novel"
Carolyn Woodward
Thursday, February 18th, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in SUB Cherry/Silver


Orgasm Inc.
Documentary film showing with presentation by filmmaker Liz Canner
Wednesday, March 3rd, 5-7 p.m. in SUB Ballroom A

"Writer's Block: Overcoming Psychological Obstacles to Thesis and Dissertation Writing"
Kimberly Lopez
Wednesday, March 10th, 12-1 p.m. in SUB

"Mabel Dodge Lujan in Taos"
Performance by Rosemary Keefe
Thursday, March 25th, 12:30-2 p.m. in SUB Cherry/Silver


Dora Calott Wang, M.D., M.A.
Wednesday, April 14th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in SUB Fiesta A&B

"Prostitution in Deadwood"
Elaine M Nelson
Wednesday, April 28th, 12-1 p.m. in SUB Isleta

* Co-sponsored Event

Fall Semester 2009


Welcome Back Reception
Thursday, September 24th, 3-5 p.m. at the Faculty/Staff Club

Writing Women in the Nineteenth Century
Stacey Kikendall presents “'The eye of Glorvina met mine': Vision Gender and Imperialism in the “Wild Irish Girl”
Wednesday, September 30th, 12:30–1:30 p.m. in the English Department Lounge


"Stepford Wives, Black Widows and Fanatical Females: Women Terrorists from a Transnational Historical Perspective"
Jane Slaughter
Friday, October 9th, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in SUB Cherry/Silver

"St. Therese of Lisieux: the Role of Maternal Resonance in Nurturing Creativity"
Sally K. Severino, MD and Nancy K. Morrison, MD
Tuesday, October 27th, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in SUB Scholars


"Gertrude Stein, Edith Wharton, and The Fool's Journey"
Lynn C. Miller, PhD Director, WriteSpace International
Wednesday, November 4th, 12-1 p.m. in SUB Cherry/Silver

"Envisioning Love and Lust in Later Life"
Aagje Swinnen Ph.D
Monday November 9th 12:00-1:00 in SUB Isleta

Developing a Professional Persona
Round Table Discussion
Wednesday, November 11th 12:00-1:00 in SUB Cherry Silver

Creativity for Peace
Brown Bag Presentation (co-sponsored event)
Dottie Indyke, Executive Director of Creativity for Peace
Wednesday, November 18th, 12:00-1:00 in SUB Santa Ana A&B

Spring Semester 2009


“Reading Feminist Theory”
Wednesday, Feb 11th, noon at the Faculty Club

"Sex-gender debate revisited: an alternative approach to issue of "essential feminine"
Bhavana Upadhyaya, Ph.D. Candidate, Communication & Journalism
Wednesday, Feb 18th, noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

"Queens, Princesses, and Squaws: The Trafficking of Indigenous Women's Bodies"
Elizabeth Archuletta, Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University
Wednesday, Feb 25th, 1pm in SUB Cherry/Silver


"Ageism as Discrimination: A Feminist Critique"*
Presentations and Panel Discussion featuring:

"Aging Women: At Risk for Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation"
Emily Kaltenbach, Acting Division Director of Consumer and Elder Rights in the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department
"Myths that Lead to Abuse of the Elderly"
Virginia Shipman, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Family Studies
“How do Retired Feminist Professors Actively Resist Ageism?"
Rosemary Keefe, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of English/Women Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Superior
Wednesday, March 4th, 9:30-12:00 in SUB Santa Ana A

“Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Muslim Women”
Panel disucssion featuring"

Patricia Covarrubius, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication & Journalism
Stefania Marie Gray, Graduate Student, Department of Comparative Literature
Emira Ibrahimpasic, Ph.D. Candidate Department of Anthropology
Wednesday, March 25th, noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

"The Veil: Visible & Invisible Spaces"
Jennifer Heath, author of The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam
Wednesday, March 25th, 2pm in SUB Cherry/Silver

“Radicalizing the Pro-Choice Debate: Moving Beyond National Boundaries”*
Panel discussion featuring:

Rinita Mazumdar, Ph.D. Visiting Lecturer, Women Studies Program, University of New Mexico.
Feroza Jussawalla, Ph.D. Professor of English, University of New Mexico.
Rosemary Keefe, Ph.D, Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Emira Ibrahimpasic, Ph.D. Candidate Department of Anthropology, Teaching Assistant Women Studies Program.
Sachi Sekimoto, Graduate Student and Teaching Assistant for Women Studies.
Friday, March 27th, 1-4pm in SUB Trailblazer/Spirit


“Gertrude Stein as Gertrude Stein”
Lynn Miller, Professor Emerita University of Texas, Austin
Wednesday, April 8th, noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

“Advice for Living and Working in Academia”
Wednesday, April 15th, noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

“Between Velvets and Potatoes: Andean Noble Women and Market Vendors in Colonial Spanish America”
Dr. Kimberly Gauderman, Associate Professor, Department of History
Sara Guengerich, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Wednesday, April 22nd, noon in SUB Isleta

*Co-sponsored Event

Fall Semester 2008


“Through Feminist Eyes”
Welcome Back Reception & Exhibition Opening
Friday, September 12th, 5-7 p.m. at Masley Art Gallery

Peace Fair*
Wednesday, September 17th, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. in SUB Ballrooms A & B

Feminist Research Discussion Group
Thursday, September 25th, 12:30-1:30 at the Faculty Club

“Feminism, Reproductive Health, and Transnational Population Control in Twentieth-Century Chile”*
Jadwiga Pieper, University of Arizona
Thursday, September 25th, 4pm in Mesa Vista Hall History Common Room, 1104


“Madness and the Night of the Poetic Community: The Just Desert of Malika Mokeddem's Century of Locusts”
Raji Vallury, Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages & Literatures
Wednesday, October 1st, noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

“Power Lines: On the Subject of Feminist Alliances”*
Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Associate Professor of Rhetoric, The University of Iowa
Wednesday, October 15th, 11:30-1:00 in Communications & Journalism Building Room 119

"Performing Women's Autobiography"
Lynn Miller, Professor Emerita, University of Texas at Austin & Rosemary Keefe, Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin-Superior
Wednesday, October 22nd, noon in SUB Scholars

“The Influence of Myrtle Allen”
Caleb Richardson, Department of History
Wednesday, October 29th, noon in SUB Scholars


“The Female Savior: Florence Nightingale, Joanna Southcott, and Early Nineteenth-century Utopian Feminists”
Gail Houston, Professor, English
Wednesday, November 19th, noon in SUB Mirage

Guerrilla Girls*
Friday, November 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Kimo Theater


“Views of a Vixen: Emma Hamilton and the Art of Objectification”
Robin Runia, Doctoral Candidate, English
Wednesday, December 3rd, noon in SUB Mirage

Spring Semester 2008


“Fathers’ Involvement with School-age Children in Mexican Immigrant Families”
Ziarat Hossain, Assistant Professor, Individual, Family, and Community Education
Wednesday, February 13th, 12 noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

Meeting with Bapsi Sidhwa, Author of Water*
Saturday, February 23rd, 2pm at the Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW

Bapsi Sidhwa reads from her book Water*
Monday, February 25th, 7pm in Woodward Hall 101


Dissertations in Progress Talks*
Cynthia Fillmore and Kim Klimek
Monday, March 3rd, noon in Humanities 108

Informal Discussion of Feminist Research
Wednesday, March 5th, noon at the Faculty Club

"Teresa of Avila and the Dark Night of the Feminine"
Beverly Lanzetta
Wednesday, March 12, noon in SUB Luminaria

Asra Nomani, Professor, Professional Studies, Georgetown University & Author of Standing Alone in Mecca*
Saturday, March 15th, 7:30 pm at the Albuquerque Journal Theatre, National Hispanic Cultural Center

“African Queens in Colonial Quarrels: Reflections from the Making of an Ibero-Atlantic Anthology”
Katheryn McKnight, Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Wednesday, March 26th, 12 noon in SUB Scholars


“Living Controversy: Critical Cultural Feminist Scholarship & Teaching”
Alicia Chavez, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Organizational Learning
Wednesday, April 2nd, 12 noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

"Nature in the Contraceptive Diaphragm? Connecting Bodies, Reproduction, and Environment"
Graduate Student Research Lecture by Sarah Payne
Wednesday, April 9th, noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

“How to Be a Woman in Academia”
Round Table Discussion
Wednesday, April 23rd, noon in SUB Fiesta A&B

*Co-sponsored Event

Fall Semester 2007


FRI Welcome Back Reception
Wednesday, September 19th, 3:00-5:00 at the Faculty Club

“A Cossack Warrior on the U.S.-Mexican Frontier: Masculinity, Family, and the Border Crossings of Emilio Kosterlitzky”
Sam Truett, Associate Professor, History
Wednesday, September 26th, 12 noon in SUB Fiesta A&B

UNM Civil Rights Symposium*
Thursday, September 27th, – Friday, September 28th


Graduate Student Paper Prize Winner Presentations
“Edited Melancholy and the Construction of Self: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark” - Yu Xing
"Agency Tectonics and the Rhetoric of Discovery: The New Paradigm Shift of Dalyan Theory" - Hiromi Takahashi
Wednesday, October 3rd, 1pm in SUB Acoma A

“The Celluloid Ceiling: The Portrayal of Women Professors in American Film, 1930-50”
Pauline Reynolds, Indiana University
Wednesday, October 17th, 12 noon in SUB Scholars

Laramie Inside Out*
Wednesday, October 17th

Aphra Behn Society Conference*
Thursday, October 25th- Saturday, October 27th


"What Is To Be Done With Austin"*
Nancy Bauer, Philosophy, Tufts University.
Friday, November 2nd, 3:30 p.m. in Humanities 108

“The Politics of Talking in the Academic Workplace"
Wanda Martin, Associate Professor, English
Wednesday, November 7th, 12 noon in SUB Scholars

"The Navajo Nation and Sovereignty: Militarization, Gender, and the Politics of Tradition"
Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Associate Professor, History
Tuesday, November 13th, 12 noon in SUB Fiesta A&B

“Temporal Grammar: Picturing Time in the Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen”
Ellen Wiener
Tuesday, November 20th, 12 noon in Mesa Vista 1104

“Fear thy Neighbor as Thyself”*
Slavoh Zizek, Professor, University of London
Friday, November 30th, 7p.m. in Woodward Hall 101

Spring Semester 2007


“Homophobia and Heterosexism: A Global Analysis”
Research Lecture by Prof. Bradley Cullen, Geography
Wednesday, February 28, 12 noon in SUB Fiesta B


English Southwest Symposium
(co-sponsored with English)
Friday, February 23 and Friday, March 2

Women Braving Violence Conference
(co-organized and co-sponsored with Women Studies Program and Women’s Resource Center)
Thursday, March 8

Research Presentations on Gender, Culture and the Arts
"Feminist ‘Under’tones in South Indian Classical Music’man’ship"
Deepti Navaratna
“Zambra – the Dance Culture of Al-Andalus in the Middle Ages and its Legacy Today."
Dawn Marie (Taghrid) Lopez,
Thursday, March 29, 12 noon in SUB Fiesta A & B


“Consciousness Raising as Feminist Pedagogy”
Research Lecture by Rosemary Keefe, Visiting Professor
Wednesday, April 4, 12 noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

“Voices of Women in India”
(co-sponsored event)
Panel discussion
Friday, April 6, 12 noon

"Translating Sex and Gender Science into Clinical Practice: National Partnerships and Local Care"
Research Lecture by Justina Trott, M.D.
Wednesday, April 11, 12 noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

"Feminist Soul Paths to Transformation"
Keynote Lecture: "Feminist Metanoia and Soul-Making"
Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether, Theologian and Ethicist
Opening event and reception for "Women and Spirituality: Contemporary Lives and Challenges"
(co-sponsored by the UNM Feminist Research Institute and UNM Religious Studies Program)
Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m., at the UNM Continuing Education Center Auditorium
University Blvd and Indian School Road

"Women and Spirituality: Contemporary Lives and Challenges"
(co-sponsored by the UNM Feminist Research Institute and UNM Religious Studies Program)
UNM Forum, with panels scheduled throughout the day
Wednesday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"The Curious Persistence of Lesbian Studies"
(co-sponsored talk)
Lecture by Linda Garber, UC-Santa Barbara
Thursday, April 26, 3:30 p.m., in Ortega 335

"The Intersection of Art and Poetry with Social Justice and Cultural Identity"
(co-sponsored event)
Roundtable with Lisa Gill and Purvi Shah
Saturday, April 28, 2 p.m., in SUB Acoma A&B

Fall Semester 2006


"Queer (De)Constructions of Collective Identity: Negotiating Fluid Movement Boundaries”
(co-sponsored with Sociology and Women Studies)
Betsy Erbaugh, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology
Thursday, September 7, 3:30pm in Sociology Commons (Social Sciences 1061)

“Globalization and Gender"
(co-sponsored with International Studies Institute)
Susan Tiano, Sociology
Monday, September 11, 4 p.m. in Woodward Hall 147

"Of Polygamy and Penis Bells: Eros and Ethnos in Early Modern Europe."
Carmen Nocentelli, Assistant Professor, English and Foreign Languages and Literatures
Wednesday, September 13, 12 noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

(co-sponsored event)
Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of New Mexico
Wednesday Sept. 20-Friday, Sept. 22


FRI Reception at the Faculty Club
Thursday, Oct. 5, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

"Staging Sexual Difference: Marguerite Duras's Adaptation of Henry James's 'The Beast in the Jungle.'"
(co-sponsored with Philosophy)
Kathryn Wichelns, Comparative Literature, Emory University
Friday, October 20, 3:30 p.m. in Humanities 519

“The Other Indigenist Novel: Women, Ethnography and the State in Mexico, 1930-1960”
Miguel López, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Monday, October 23, 12 noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

Presentations by recipients of the 2006 FRI Graduate Student Paper Prize
Andrea López, Anthropology: "Beyond the Maquilas: Gender Discourse and Gendered Violence in Ciudad Juárez."
Justin Parks, English: "'Our Eyes Look Out': The View from the Window and the Noise from the Street in Two Poems by Mina Loy."
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 12 noon in SUB Scholars


“From Here to Nowhere: Women Writing Utopian and Dystopian Fiction”
Liz Russell, Visiting Scholar from University of Tarragona, Spain
Wednesday, November 1, 12 noon

"Literary Interventions in the Debate on Homosexuality in Africa"
(co-sponsored with FLL)
Frieda Ekotto, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan
Wednesday, November 8, 2 p.m.

"Overcoming Obstacles to Dissertation Writing"
Dissertation Writing Workshop
Kimberle Lopez, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Wednesday, November 8, 3:30 pm.

Irish Lecture Series on Samuel Beckett
(co-sponsored with English)
Lois Gordon, Professor of English, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Thursday, November 9, 7 p.m. in Dane Smith Hall 125

"Recovering Indigenous Women's Histories: The Case Of Hawai'i"
(co-sponsored with American Studies and Native American Studies)
Noenoe Silva, Associate Professor of Political Science & Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Monday, November 13, 2 p.m. in Ortega Hall 335

"Homes for a World of Strangers: Gender, Labor, Hospitality, and the Birth of a New Urban Household."
Andrew Sandoval-Strausz, Assistant Professor, History
Wednesday, November 15, 12 noon in SUB Cherry/Silver

Spring Semester 2006


“Trans(itioning) Gendered Bodies: Dominance, Narrative and Normalcy Rethought.”
Jordon L.M. Johnson, M.A.
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2-3:30 p.m. in the Women’s Resource Center Meeting Room

Women Studies Retreat
(co-sponsored with Women Studies Program)
Friday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in SUB Santa Ana


Forum on Gendered Violence: Research and Response
Featuring UNM scholars from Communication & Journalism, Sociology, Psychology, Emergency Medicine, and Art
Monday, February 6, 1-3:30 p.m. in SUB Cherry/Silver

"Cultural Twins and National Others.”
Lecture by Dr. Frances Aparicio
(co-sponsored with Department of Spanish and Portuguese)
Friday, Feb 17, 12:15-1 p.m. in Ortega Hall 322


"What About the Boys? Current Debates About Boys in School."
Lecture by Dr. Michael Kimmel, Sociology, SUNY-Stony Brook
Tuesday, March 28, 7 p.m., in SUB Acoma

FRI Forum: “Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Science and Technology”
 Keynote address: "Women in Science and Engineering: What Do We Know? Where Do We Go?"
Jane Zimmer Daniels, director of the Clare Boothe Luce Program (for Women in the Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering) at The Henry Luce Foundation
Featuring speakers from academia, industry, and defense
Wednesday, March 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in SUB Acoma


Women in Sport Media Literacy Project
(co-sponsored with Sport Administration)
Saturday, April 8, 12 to 5 p.m. at Johnson Center

Brown Bag Talk with Beatriz Salcedo-Strumpf
(co-sponsored with Women Studies).
Reading from her novel E-mail for Lovers
Monday, April 10, 12-2 p.m. in SUB Cherry/Silver

Brown Bag Talk with Sonia Johnson
(co-sponsored with Women Studies).
Feminist scholar and activist
Thursday, April 13, 12-2 p.m. in SUB Cherry/Silver

Fall Semester 2005

Reception for Faculty and Graduate Student Affiliates
Sponsored by the Feminist Research Institute and held at the UNM Faculty Club

Graduate Student Reading
English Ph.D. students Birgit Schmidt-Rosemann and Robin Runia read their work

"What Difference Does Gender and Blackness Make? Mobility, Reception and Perception in the Dominican Diaspora."
A talk by Women Studies Postdoctoral Fellow Ime Kerlee

"Sensing Feminist Theory and Politics."
A talk by Ann Caucoullos, Professor of Philosophy at University of Athens, Greece

"Entering and Establishing an Academic Career"
A workshop for female faculty and graduate students at UNM

FRI Grant Program
A program to support Spring 2006 events focused on feminist research and the study of gender and sexuality

Spring Semester 2005

Challenges and Opportunities for Women in Higher Education
A Conference Sponsored by the UNM Feminist Research Institute
Thursday, March 31, 2005, Student Union Building

Fall Semester 2004

Challenges for Women in Politics
This forum enabled prominent New Mexico female politicians to discuss both the upcoming election and barriers facing women in the political process.
Panelists included Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, Senator Dede Feldman, Representative Danice Picraux, and Attorney General Patricia Madrid.
September 2004

"Intimate Enemies: The Politics of Marriage and Demography in the Israel-Palestine Conflict"
Alex Lubin, Assistant Professor of American Studies
November 2004