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 

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October 25, 2018
  • Femsem: Dr. Patricia Morris "What Gender Specialists Do"

    October 25, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Dr. Patricia Morris "What Gender Specialists Do"

    In this talk, Dr. Morris will provide the audience with a description of a day in the life of a gender specialist along with a description of the variety of tasks and activities gender specialist are engaged in. She will also provide examples of some of the tools gender specialists use to do their work, the types of output gender specialists produce and how these outputs are used in gender mainstreaming and in integrating gender analysis in program planning, design, monitoring and evaluation

    If you'd like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Morris, please email Nona Gronert at

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November 1, 2018
November 8, 2018
  • Femsem: Frankie Frank

    November 8, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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November 15, 2018
  • Femsem: Dr. Wendy M. Christensen

    November 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Publications

    Collections based in part on seminars:

    Gender, Violence, and Human Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives 
    Aili Tripp, Myra Marx Ferree, and Christina Ewig (eds) NYU Press, 2013.

    Global Feminisms
    Myra Marx Ferree and Aili Tripp (eds) NYU Press, 2006.

    Journal Publications:

    Choo, Hae Yeon and Myra Marx Ferree. 2013. “Sexual Citizenship and Suffering Subjects: Media Discourse about Teenage Homosexuality in South Korea.”  Pp 128-143 in Celine-Marie Pascale (ed), Social Inequality and the Politics of Representation: A Global Landscape, Sage.

    Choo, Hae Yeon and Myra Marx Ferree. 2010. "Practicing Intersectionality in Sociological Research: A Critical Analysis of Inclusions, Interactions and Institutions in the Study of Inequalities” Sociological Theory, 28 (2): 129-149.

    Christensen, Wendy M. and Myra Marx Ferree. "Cowboy of the World? Gender Discourse and the Iraq War Debate" (forthcoming 2008, Qualitative Sociology)

    Ewig, Christina and Myra Marx Ferrre. 2013. “Feminist Organizing: What’s Old, What’s New? History, Trends and Issues." Pp 437-461 in Georgina Waylen, Karen Celis, Johanna Kantola and Laurel Weldon (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics. Oxford University Press.

    Herd, Pamela (with Madonna Harrington Meyer) "Market Friendly or Family Friendly? The State and Gender Inequality in Old Age", 2007.

    Allendorf, Keera. 2007. “Couples’ Reports of Women’s Autonomy and Health-care Use in Nepal.” Studies in Family Planning 38(1): 35-46.

    Choo, Hae Yeon. 2006. “Gendered Modernity and Ethnicized Citizenship: North Korean Settlers in Contemporary South Korea.” Gender & Society 20(5): 576-604.

    Fujimura, Joan "'Sex Genes': A Critical Socio-Material Approach to the Politics and Molecular Genetics of Sex Determination." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2006, vol. 32, no. 1.

    Swider, Sarah. 2006. “Working Women of the World Unite? Labor organizing and transnational gender solidarity among domestic workers in Hong Kong” pp. 110-140, in Global Feminism, edited by Myra Marx Ferree and Alil Mari Tripp

    Jessica Autumn Brown and Myra Marx Ferree “Close Your Eyes and Think of England: Pronatalism in the British Print Media” Gender & Society, 2005 19(1): 5-24

    Jessica Brown “In Praise of Good Breeding: Pronatalism and Race in the British Print Media,” Journal of Women’s History, 2003. 15(3): 161-166

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