The Sociology of Gender Brownbag (or FemSem) meets every Thursday from 12:30 to 2pm in Social Sciences 2435 (unless otherwise noted).

Spring 2017 Calendar

January 26th: Myra Marx Ferree, Nona Gronert, Madeleine Pape
February 2nd: Half-baked ideas
February 9th: No meeting (SWS)
February 16th: Chiara Clio Packard
February 23rd: Jason Nolen
March 2nd: Casey Stockstill
March 9th: Miriam Barcus and Leanne Tigges
March 16th: Silke Roth
March 23rd: No meeting (Spring Break)
March 30th: Pamela Neumann
April 6th: Morgan Matthews
April 13th: Hae Yun Choo
April 20th: Di Wang
April 27th: Ann Orloff
May 4th: End of semester potluck

February 22, 2018
  • Femsem: Kristina Marie Fullerton Rico presents "Separated by an Uncrossable Border: Mexico-U.S. Families in the Trump Era"

    February 22, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science


    This paper details results from 6 months of ethnography conducted in 2017 with families straddling the border between the United States and Mexico in the Trump era, a time when the threat of deportation has arguably never been higher or the border more difficult to cross. Specifically, I focus on the stories of transnational parents who face the difficult challenge of living near some of their children while being separated from others, and how these challenges vary by age. Parents of young children struggle to encourage bonds of siblinghood between their kids in the United States and their kids in Mexico despite separation. Parents of adults on either side of the border who had planned to reunite with their families in Mexico now face the difficult prospect of leaving behind some of their children to reunite with others.  

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March 1, 2018
  • Femsem: Helma Lutz

    March 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

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  • Quasi-Potluck with Helma Lutz

    March 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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March 8, 2018
  • Femsem: Madeleine Pape

    March 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

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March 15, 2018
  • Femsem: Chiara Packard

    March 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

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