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

April 26, 2018
  • Femsem: Miriam Barcus and Jungmyung Kim present “(Unequal?) Patterns of Parental Leave Use among City of Madison Employees”

    April 26, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

    Abstract: Paid parental leave is touted as a workplace policy that is vitally important for gender and socioeconomic equality. However, less than 20 percent of workers have access to paid parental leave policies. After the birth or adoption of a child, those who do not have paid parental must rely on their paid sick and vacation days (if they have them), take unpaid leave, or forgo leave taking. The City of Madison provides employees relatively generous paid time off, however does have a specific parental leave policy. Based on a study of City of Madison employees, this study takes advantage of the diversity of the workforce at the City to identify how barriers to parental leave differentially effect employees based on their gender and educational attainment.

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May 3, 2018
  • Femsem: End of year celebration

    May 3, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    2435 Social Science

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  • Thu

    The Interim Survival of Feminist Activism in China

    12:30 pm2435 Social Sciences

    The Case of Women's Voice

    Di Wang, MA Student in Gender and Women's Studies

Events older than 2010 are listed here.