Activities

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

Fall 2018 Calendar 

If you’d like to request a presentation date, please email Nona Gronert at gronert@wisc.edu.

September 27, 2018
  • Femsem: Dr. Chaitanya Lakkimsetti

    September 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Dr. Chaitanya Lakkimsetti

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October 4, 2018
  • Femsem: Madeleine Pape

    October 4, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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October 11, 2018
  • Femsem: Dr. Kristina Schulz

    October 11, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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October 18, 2018

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    Fall 2009

    9/10/09 - Jenna Nobles - "Migration and Mexican Couples: Heterogeneity in Returns and Preferences"

    9/17/09 - Christina Ewig & Myra Marx Ferree - Grant Writing Workshop - [see workshop resources]

    9/22/09 - Reception for Diane Elson

    9/24/09 - Diane Elson - Sociology, University of Essex - "Gender Dimensions of the Global Financial Crisis"

    10/1/09 - Susana Lastarria - Some Evidence on the Impact of Micro-Credit on Children's Education in Malawi and India

    10/8/09 - Wendy M. Christensen - When Politics is Private: Self-Silencing Military Mothers (Practice Job Talk)

    10/15/09 - Kristy Kelly - Whatever happend to 'comrade'?" Learning to Mainstreaming Gender as Vietnam's Development Policy (Practice Job Talk)

    10/22/09 - Miriam Glucksman - Sociology, University of Essex - "Women on the Line" revisited. Changes and Continuities in Women's Work"

    10/29/09 - Lynn Prince Cooke - Social Policy & Sociology, University of Kent - "Equality for Some: Gender, Class and Social Policy in Comparative Perspective"

    11/5/09 - Angela Barian - Practice Job Talk

    11/12/09 - Shahirah Mahmood & Taylor Price (shared presentation) - "Traditional Leaders, Modern Problems: Examining the Role of Chiefs in Namibia's Gender-Based Violence Campaign" (Price) and "When is international aid effective in promoting gender equality? Case studies of improving women’s local representation and welfare within community driven development projects in Indonesia" (Mahmood)

    11/16/09 - Sally Kenney, Professor, Department of Law and Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs University of Minnesota Director, Center on Women and Public Policy

    Public Lecture: "Making the Case for Women Judges"

    Workshop: "Teaching and Writing Case Studies on Women and Social Change: the Case of the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition"

    11/19/09 - Liz Holzer and Shane Sharp - Interviewing Techniques

    12/3/09 -  Ingrid Robeyns, Practical Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands - "Social Justice and the Family" [More information]

    12/10/09 - Angie Stuart

    Spring 2009

    1/29/09 - Pilar Goñalons - Transnational Perspective: Contributions and Challenges from a Gender Approach: Migrant-Connected Business Women in the Country of Origin

    2/5/09 - Laura Dresser, COWS - Cleaning and Caring in the Home: Shared Problems? Shared Possibilities?

    2/12/09 - Methods discussion: Ethics, Validity, Writing

    2/19/09 - Jennifer Sheridan, WISELI - Understanding the Experiences of Underrepresented Students in Engineering: The PACE Study

    2/26/09 - Chandra Hinton - Outsider/Within: A Multiracial Feminist Analysis of a Radical Feminist Space

    3/5/09 - Katie Zaman - Bangladeshi Women Workers and Domestic Violence

    3/12/09 - Jason Orne - Staying-in Stories: Managing Selective Outness in Young Gay Men

    3/25/09 - Special Wednesday Evening Meeting: How to Turn a Thesis into an Article for Publication

    3/26/09 - Beth Hoffman, Dept. of Sociology, Purdue University - Lactation Support in the Workplace

    4/2/09 - Danielle Currier, Dept. of Sociology, College of William and Mary - Intentional Ambiguity: How Definitions of "Hooking Up" Maintain Boundaries of Hegemonic Masculinity and Emphasized Femininity

    4/9/09 - Matt Desmond - Eviction and the Feminization of Poverty

    4/16/09 - Laurel Kent - Contested Legal Framing of Women Who Kill their Abusers

    4/23/09 - Kellea Miller - Making the Case: External Representation vs. Internal Practices in Feminist Funding and Fund-seeking

    4/30/09 - Kristy Kelly - What Do Pigs Have to Do with Gender? Institutionalizing Gender Inside, Outside and Alongside the State

    5/7/09 - Julia McReynolds - Gender and the Medical Profession in Argentina

    Fall 2008

    9/18/08 - Christina Ewig - Insuring gender equity? Public and Private Health Insurance in Peru

    9/25/08 - Discussion of feminist methodology (see below for readings)

    10/2/08 - Angela Barian - Chewing the Fat: Understanding the Discourses of Childhood Obesity

    10/9/08 - Wendy Christensen - Defining Military Motherhood

    10/16/08 - Maria Isabel Espinoza - Women's artisanal mining in the South of Peru: the "Cuatro Horas Pallaqueras Community"

    10/23/08 - Naama Nagar -The double feminization of women's citizenship: NGOization and the gendering of civil society

    10/30/08 - Jessica Autumn Brown - Citizenship of the Heart and Mind: Educating Germany's Immigrants on the Emotional and Ideological Components of Belongingness

    11/6/08 - Keera Allendorf - The Quality of Family Relationships, Women's Agency, and Maternal and Child Health in India

    11/13/08 - Jaewoon Bang - Coffee, Sex and the City – Spatial Gendering of Starbucks in South Korea

    11/20/08 - Julie Keller - Queer in the Countryside: LGBT Farmers and Rural Life

    12/4/08 - Chaitanya Lakkimsetti - Prostitution, Sexuality, and Biopower in Postcolonial India

    Spring 2008

    2/4/08 - Sarah Robert - Public work / Private lives: The absent presence of teachers' work in Argentina's reform context

    2/11/08 - Anna Rogers - Feminist consciousness-raising groups in West Yorkshire, UK, in the '70s and '80s

    2/18/08 - Jessica Brown - Citizenship of the Heart and Mind: Educating Germany’s immigrants in the emotional and ideological components of belongingness

    3/3/08 - Kristy Kelly - Learning to Mainstream Gender in Vietnam: Where 'Equity' Meets 'Locality' in UN Development Policy

    3/10/08 - Hae Yeon Choo - Citizenship at the margins: Filipina migrant women and the negotiation of national boundaries in Korea

    3/31-4/4/08 - Carme Diana Deere (Friday talk)

    4/7/08 - Angela Barian - Chewing the Fat - Discourses of Childhood Obesity in the U.S. Public Schools

    4/14/08 - Myra Marx Ferree, Cosponsored by TARGET

    4/21/08 - Sylvia Walby

    4/28/08 - Kristen Springer - Gender and Health Outcomes

    5/5/08 - Laurel Kent - Domestic Violence, Self-defense and the Women's Movement

    Fall 2007

    9/17/07 - Sarah Robert - Public work / Private lives: The absent presence of teachers' work in Argentina's reform context

    9/24/07 - Sarah Bruch - Policy Feedback, Political Participation, and the Disadvantaged

    10/1/07 - Angela Barian - The Social Construction of the Obesity Epidemic

    10/8/07 - Grainne de Burca - Making Anti-discrimination law in Europe - Law & Society

    10/15/07 - Gioconda Herrerra - Migration/Global Care Chains: Ecuadoran Women Migrants in Spain

    10/22/07 - Wendy Christensen - Militarized Motherhood

    10/29/07 - Devah Pager - Gender, race and low wage labor markets - Cosponsored by Race & Ethnicity

    11/5/07 - Patricia Melgar Alcantud - Preventive Socialization of Violence Against Women

    11/12/07 - Jennifer Holland - Immigration and Family Change in Europe

    11/19/07 - Alyn Turner - Gender, Height, Weight, and Wages

    11/26/07 - Movie: Gender and Hip Hop Video Joint with Race/Ethnicity

    12/3/07 - Anne Generoux - Migration and Fertility

    12/10/07 - Niki Graf

    Spring 2007:

    1/29/07 - Deborah Carr - "No, a grand-dog doesn't count...: Generational differences in women's work-family choices and implications for mother-daughter relationships"

    2/5/07 - Karen Hagemann - A German "Sonderweg": Women, Work and the "Time Politics" of School Education in West Germany - Cosponsored by WAGE

    2/12/07 - Anne Genereux - African Immigrants in France: Transnational Families, Isolated Lives

    2/19/07 - Claudia Koonz - Cosponsored by the Center for German and European Studies

    2/26/07 - Hae Yeon Choo - Dismantling Binaries: Framing Teenage Homosexuality in South Korean Newspapers 1990-2005

    3/5/07 - Jane Jenson,  Mary Daly, Tammy Hervey - Social Europe and the Future of the Welfare State

    3/12/07 - Angela Barian and Shamus Kahn - Toward a General Theory of Embodiment

    3/19/07 - Diane Soles - Exploring the Public-Private Debates through the Lens of Chilean

    3/26/07 - Elizabeth Wrigley-Field - Spouses, Jobs, and Class Perceptions

    4/9/07 - Julie Keller - WI Women's Farmer's Project

    4/16/07 - Kim Dacosta

    4/23/07 - Emanuela Lombardo - Gender Mainstreaming

    4/30/07 - Giovanna Merli - Sex Behavior and AIDS

    5/7/07 - Diana Hojlund Madsen - The African State and the Women's Movement

    Fall 2006:

     

    9/18/06 - Noelle Chesley - Does Technology Use Reinforce Gendered Boundaries Between Work and Home?

    9/25/06 - Shamus Kahn - Production of Privilege

    10/2/06 - Jane Collins - 'Only Work Should Pay'--Contradictions of Citizenship for Women Leaving Welfare

    10/9/06 - Michelle Hasday - Male Pornography Use and Orientations Towards Sexual Relationships with Women

    10/16/06 - Vicki Mayer - Welfare Reform: A Moment of State Reformation

    10/17/06 - 6:30pm, Job Market Workshop (John Martin, Christine Schwartz, and Shaumus Kahn), Myra's house

    10/23/06 - Cynthia Feliciano - Gendered Hierarchies: Racial Exclusion and Inclusion in Dating Choices

    10/30/06 - Landy Sanchez - Residential Segregation and Labor Markets in Mexico City: Is there a Gender Difference?

    11/9/06 - Cynthia Enloe - "Where are the Women in the U.S. War in Iraq? Why does it Matter?" Cosponsored by the Women's Studies Research Center Transnational Feminisms Research Circle and Center for German and European Studies

    11/13/06 - Leslie McCall - What Does Class Inequality Among Women Look Like? A Comparison with Men and Families in the Unites States, 1970-2000

    11/20/06 - Anne Genereux - The impact of migration on fertility of sub-Saharan immigrants in France

    11/27/06 - Chaitanya Lakkimsetti - "Impossible Subjects": Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Post-Colonial India

    11/28/06 - 6:30pm - Article Workshop, Pam's house

    12/4/06 - Angela Barian

    12/11/06 - Keera Allendorf - Household decision making, family relationships, and health in India

     

    Spring 2006:

     

    1/30/06 - Nikki Graf - Mothers and the Stratification Process: Intergenerational Effects on the Labor Force Participation and Status Attainment of Male and Female Offspring

    2/6/06 - Jessica Brown - Einwanderungsland: Gender & Citizenship in Multicultural Germany

    2/13/06 - Hae Yeon Choo, Making a South Korean: Gender, Migration & Citizenship in Contemporary South Korea

    2/20/06 - Professor Julia McQuillan, University of Nebraska - "No longer Intending: The relationship between Relinquished Fertility Intentions and Distress."

    2/27/06 - Professor Asifa Quraishi, School of Law, University of Wisconsin, Madison - Western Advocacy for Muslim Women: It's Not Just the Thought that Counts - Trans-natiotional Feminism Study Circle/ CES/ WSRC

    3/6/06 - Professor Danielle Currier, Radford University - Heteronormativity and Gendered Self Presentation among College Athletes

    3/20/06 - Mary Hannah Weir - Organizing Across Identities

    3/20/06 7pm - MA to Thesis Workshop- Hae Yeon Choo and Kristy Kelly

    3/27/06 - Shamus Kahn - Gendered Pathways to Belonging

    4/3/06 - Dr Maria Stratigaki, Department of Social Policy and Social Anthropology, Panteion University, Greece - European Approaches to Gender Equality: EU Policy & Practice. Cosponsored by CGES

    4/10/06 - Professor Yen Le Espiritu - An Asian American Critical Transnational Perspective to Feminism - Cosponsored by the Race & Ethnicity Brownbag - Sociology

    4/17/06 - Brigitte Beauzamy - Suburbs in France: a difficult place for anti-globalization and feminist mobilizations - Trans-national Feminism Study Circle/ CES/ WSRC

    4/24/06 - Professor Helen Kinsella, Political Science - Erotic Triangles: Protection of Civilians in War - Trans-natiotional Feminism Study Circle/ CES/ WSRC

    5/1/06 - Wendy Christensen - 'Our Family, Your Freedom:' Militarized Motherhood in Online Support Forums

    5/1/06 6:30pm - Potluck Gathering

     

    Fall 2005:

     

    9/19/05 - Lisa Wade - "Practice Job Talk: Discursive Contests between Doctors and Feminists within Medicine, Activism, and in the Mass Media."

    9/26/05 - Keera Allendorf - "He Said, She Said, They Said: Household Decisionmaking and Health Care in Nepal".

    10/03/05 - Kristin Springer - "His" and "Her" Marriage Today: The Impact of Spousal Employment and Caregiving on Later Mid-Life Health

    10/10/05 - Hae Yeon Choo & Leanne Tigges - "Rural Myth Revisited: Gender and Nonstandard work in Non-metropolitan Wisconsin

    10/20/05 - Mara Loveman, Michel Guillot, Chad Goldberg, and Cameron MacDonald - "Strategies for the Job Market: the Talk, the Interviews, the Meals…and Everything." [NOTE: Pot Luck Dinner]

    10/24/05 - Nikki Jones - Working "the Code": On Gender and Violence in the Inner City, Cosponsored by the Race and Ethnicicity Brownbag

    10/31/05 - Katrina Zippel, Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University, The Politics of Sexual Harrassment: A Comparative Study of The US, the EU, and Germany [link], Cosponsored by CGES, Center for European Studies, WSRC, International Studies

    11/7/05 - Mary Tuominen, Professor of Sociology, Denison University - "The Right and Responsibility to Care: How Women of Color Frame and Claim the Value of Their Work" - Cosponsored by the Department of Family Studies

    11/14/05 - Ann R. Saetnan, Honorary Fellow, Women's Studies Research Center - "All Fetuses Created Equal? Racialization of the fetal normogram" Cosponsored by WSRC, Science and Technology Brownbag

    11/21/05 - Nancy Naples, Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Connecticut, Sexual Citizenship in International Context: Toward a Comparative Analysis of Social Regulation, Cosopnsored by International Studies, Center for Research on Women, CES

    11/21/05 - Mary Bernstein, Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut - Reception for Mary Bernstein and LGBT students and allies - contact Mary Hanna-Weir for Details - Cosponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies, the Faculty Committee on LGBT Issues

    11/22/05 - Mary Bernstein, Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut - "Using the Law: The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the Decriminalization of Sodomy" - Cosponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies, the Faculty Committee on LGBT Issues

    11/28/05 -Alfonso Morales - "Women's cancer screening practices and language preference: border and non-border comparisons"

    12/5/05 - Amy Schalet, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Reproductive Health Research & Policy at the University of California, San Francisco - Raging Hormones, Regulated Love: Adolescent Sexuality and the Constitution of the Modern Individual in the United States and the Netherlands." Cosponsored by the Center for German and European Studies

     

     

    Spring 2005:

     

    1/21/2005 - Dorothy Smith - "A Conversation With Dorothy Smith" - Theory@Madison

     

    2/7/2005 - ILS Panelists, Marriage Amendment Symposium

    2/14/2005 - Cameron MacDonald - "'They're Too Poor and They All Smoke:' Ethnic Logics and Childcare Hiring Decisions"

    2/21/2005 - David Merrill - Gender and Depression

    2/28/2005 - Jessica Brown, Emily Kremer and Wendy Christensen - Working in the Gendered Academy

    3/7/2005 - Professor Dorothy Roberts, Northwestern University Law School - "Privatization and Punishment - Regulating Who Reproduces" - IRP, ILS, Race and Ethnicity, Women's Studies

    3/14/2005 - Anne Genereux - Fertility of West African Immigrants in France

    3/28/2005 - Thesis to Article Workshop and Pot Luck

    4/4/2005 - Professor Collette Fagan - Part-Time Workers - Cosponsored by Economic Sociology

    4/6/2005 - Professor Pippa Norris, Kennedy School, Harvard University - "Rising Tide: Gender Equality and Cultural Change Worldwide." Cosponsored by CES, CGES

    4/11/2005 - Professor Valerie Sperling, Clark University - "Women's Organizations in Russia: Institutional Interest Groups or Vulnerable Dissidents," Cosponsored by CREECA, WMNS

    4/18/2005 - Janet Gornick & Marcia Meyers, Real Utopias Project, Cosponsored by the Havens Center

    4/25/2005 - Jessica Brown - "Allah's Oppressed Daughters:" News Media Coverage of Muslim Migrant Women in Germany

     

    Fall 2004:

    9/20/2004 - Janeen Baxter - Visiting Scholar, University of Queensland - Transitons through the Lifecourse and Time Spent on Housework: A View from Australia.

    9/27/2004 - Aida Hurtado - University of California, Santa Cruz - Voicing Chicana Feminisms: Young Women Speak Out on Sexuality and Identity

    10/4/2004 - Keera Allendorf - Do women's land rights promote empowerment and child health in Nepal?

    10/11/2004 - Tetyana Pudrovska - Networks of Transnational Feminist NGOs on the Web: North/South Linkages and Identities

    10/18/2004 - Cheryl Gilkes - Colby College, Havens Center Speaker - My Mother's Song Is Mine: Sacred Musics as Discourses of Psychic Survival

    10/25/2004 - Lisa Wade - Health and Human Rights in American Discourse about Female Genital Mutilation

    11/1/2004 - Kristy Elizabeth Kelly - Gender in Transition: Lives of Vietmanese Students in the US

    11/8/2004 - France Winddance Twine - UC Santa Barbara and Duke University - A White Side of Black Britain: Racial Logics and Gendered Labor in Multiracial Families

    11/15/2004 - Leanne Tigges, Professor, Rural Sociology - "Placing" gender in labor market analysis

    11/22/2004 - Sarah Warren - Una Necesidad: Mapuche Women and the Creation of New Spaces in the Context of Struggle

    11/29/2004 - Wendy Christensen - "Yee-Ha" is not a Foreign Policy: Masculinity in the Iraq War Debate

    12/6/2004 - Victoria Mayer - Public and private visions of Wisconsin's social welfare program.

Events older than 2010 are listed here.