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Past Seminars on Gender and Sexuality

Past Seminars

Friday, November 10, 2017
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Palestine in the Sky: Visionary Aesthetics, Atmospheric Warfare, and the Queer Feminist Utopias of Larissa Sansour
Friday, October 20, 2017
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Eliza Lucas’s Journey Home to Carolina
Friday, April 28, 2017
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
BOOK EVENT:Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left Emily K. Hobson;
Friday, March 31, 2017
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
PANEL: Gender and Violence in the US Military and Defense Complexes after 1945 Johann Bayer, University of Chicago and Jessie L. Kindig, Indiana University
Friday, February 24, 2017
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Head Dress: Aligning the Hijab and Turban Under Imperial Visuality Balbir K. Singh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Friday, January 27, 2017
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Amelia Chesson Enters the Fourth Estate:”She must, therefore, be considered a pioneer in lady journalism” Tracy C. Davis, Northwestern University
Friday, October 28, 2016
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Forming Intimacies: Queer Kinship and Resistance in the Antebellum American Atlantic Vanessa M Holden, Michigan State University
Friday, March 18, 2016
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
April Haynes, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Book Event Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-century America
Friday, February 19, 2016
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
“The “Chatty Old Lady”: Explorations in Gender and Genealogy” Francesca Morgan, Northeastern Illinois University “Married Names, Maiden Names, and Middle Names: Gender and Name Changing in the New York City Civil Court in the 20th Century” Kirsten Fermaglich, Michigan State University
Friday, November 20, 2015
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
“We Had a Good Night”: Early 20th Century African American Women’s Economies, Evanston, IL Doria Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, October 23, 2015
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Aging Women and the Meanings of Work Melissa Walker, Converse College
Friday, September 25, 2015
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Kitchen Ecology: Women, Cooking, and the Nature of Class in Gilded Age Chicago Courtney Wiersema, University of Notre Dame Sumptuary Laws and Consumer Rights: The New Woman and Chicago’s High Hat Problem Emily A. Remus, University of Notre Dame
Friday, April 24, 2015
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Danielle McGuire, Wayne State University “The Maid and Mr. Charlie: Black Women and Sexual Violence in the Jim Crow South”
Friday, March 20, 2015
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Lauren MacIvor Thompson, Georgia State University, “Science and Sex Relations: Mary Ware Dennett and Evolving Arguments for Birth Control Reform.” Sarah Rodriguez, Northwestern University, “Challenging the Necessity of the Episiotomy: Feminist Concerns and Nursing Discourse in the 1970s” Commentator: Judith Houck, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Friday, February 20, 2015
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Tamara Chaplin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “”Lesbian Utopias: Toulouse’s Bagdam Cafée, 1976-2009.” Elizabeth Fraterrigo, Loyola University Chicago, “Televising the Feminine Mystique: Betty Friedan’s Appraisal of Television, Female Audiences, and the Feminist Series That Never Aired.” Commentator: Suzanne Kaufmann, Loyola University Chicago
Friday, January 23, 2015
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Emily Johnson, Yale University, “A Woman’s Place: Conservative Christian Women’s National Political Leadership.” Kathleen Belew, Northwestern University, “The Mothers of Future Aryan Warriors: Race Women in the White Power Movement, 1979-1995” Commentator: Michelle Nickerson, Loyola University Chicago
Friday, November 7, 2014
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
“’Do not, on any account, marry one the back of whose head resembles cut No.4’: The Visual Encoding of Gender Ideology in Nineteenth-century Phrenology texts” Susan Branson, Syracuse University Commentator: Carla Bittel, Loyola Marymount University
Friday, October 24, 2014
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Traci Parker, University of Chicago, “Rethinking Southern Sit-In Movements: Black Worker-Consumer Alliances and Constructing a Modern Black Middle Class” Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach, Earlham College, “The Policy Game: Women and Gambling on Chicago’s South Side, 1930s.” Commentator: Keona Ervin, University of Missouri
Friday, September 19, 2014
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Francoise Hamlin, Brown University “Oral History As Feminist History: Charting the Civil Rights Career of Vera Pigee”
Friday, April 4, 2014
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
“Inventing the Modern Citizen in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions”
Friday, March 14, 2014
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Panelists: Gwen Jordan, University of Illinois at Springfield and Rhaisa Williams, Northwestern University
Friday, February 21, 2014
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
“Mixed Blood Americans, Passing, and Gender in the 19th Century West”
Friday, January 24, 2014
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Panelists: Janet Allured, McNeese State University and Rebecca Wagner, Cambridge University
Friday, November 8, 2013
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Scholars and activists discuss the legacy of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” 50 years after its release.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
“Rethinking Sexual Violence and the Marketplace of Slavery”
Friday, September 27, 2013
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Panelists: Margaret Power, Illinois Institute of Technology and Jennifer Scanlon, Bowdoin College
Friday, April 5, 2013
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
“‘Falling in Love Intelligently’: Eugenic Love in the Progressive Era”Susan Rensing, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Commentator: Susan J. Pearson, Northwestern University
Friday, March 1, 2013
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Panelists: Julie Fountain, University of Illinois at Chicago and Martin Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “Mother Figures: Women Military Officers in Britain in the 1950s”Julie Fountain, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, January 25, 2013
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Panelists: Sharony Green, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Kyle Mays, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign “Freedom: ‘A Matter I Deserve to Have’: Constructions of Identity and the Fancy Girl”Sharony Green, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Friday, November 30, 2012
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
“’Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals’: White, Greek-Letter Sororities and the Culture of Nostalgia”Margaret Freeman, College of William and Mary
Friday, October 26, 2012
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Panelists: Amanda Hendrix-Komoto, University of Michigan and Kyle Roberts, Loyola University Chicago
Friday, September 28, 2012
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
“Constructing a Female Dominion of Legal Aid: The Chicago Experience”Felice Batlan, Illinois Institute of Technology-Kent College of Law
Friday, March 30, 2012
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Reimagining the Postwar Wife “Domesticity and Feminism in the Displaced Homemaker Movement in the late 20th Century”Anna Flaming, University of Iowa
Friday, February 24, 2012
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Religion, Feminism, and Beauty Culture in Black Chicago “‘Modesty on Her Cheek’: The Moorish Science Temple, African- American Girls and Great Migration Beauty Culture”Marcia Chatelain, Georgetown University
Friday, January 27, 2012
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
New Directions in Gender and U.S. Imperialism
Friday, November 18, 2011
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Wives on Trial in the Late Nineteenth Century
Friday, October 21, 2011
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
Family and Friendship in Early America
Friday, September 23, 2011
Gender and Sexuality Seminar
“Indian Women, Agrarian Villages, and Landscapes of Violence”Susan Sleeper- Smith, Michigan State University
Friday, April 29, 2011
Desire, Sexuality, and the Cold War Body “Someone to Love: Girls, Adolescence, and Same-Sex Desire in the 1950’s United States”Amanda H. Littauer, Northern Illinois University
Friday, April 8, 2011
“The Gender Amazon: Indigenous Female Masculinity in Early Modern European Representations of Contact”Heather Martel, Northern Arizona University
Friday, March 4, 2011
Working Women: African American Women’s Livings and Lives in the Twentieth-Century North “ ‘The Pride of Ownership:’ African-American Businesswomen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1940s-1960)”Crystal M. Moten, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, February 4, 2011
“Dreams in Orbit: Girls, Science, and Space in Cold War America and the Soviet Union”Roshanna P. Sylvester, DePaul University
Friday, November 12, 2010
Reform and Immigration in Chicago: Hull-House Alumnae in Action “The Professor and the Prostitute: Sophonisba Breckinridge and the Morals Court in Depression-Era Chicago”Anya Jabour, University of Montana
Friday, October 8, 2010
“Martha Jefferson Randolph and the Performance of Patriarchy: Family, Gender, and Presidents in the Early American Republic”Cynthia A. Kierner, George Mason University
Friday, September 10, 2010
We are celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in American Women’s History, with a panel discussing the volume’s impact on the panelists personally, and on the field of women’s history more generally.  Panelists will revisit their own work in the volume, and discuss patterns in the historiography on women of color.&nbs
Friday, May 21, 2010
Gender, Professionalism, and Business in the Early Twentieth Century“The ‘Domestication’ of Business: Service in the Turn-of-the-Century American Banks” Nancy Marie Robertson, Indiana University/Purdue University,  Indianapolis
Friday, April 23, 2010
“Reading Married Love:  History, Heterosexuality, and Marriage in the Inter-war Years”Lisa Sigel, DePaul UniversityCommentator: Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, March 19, 2010
New Approaches to Second-Wave Feminism, 1964-1984 “ ‘The ERA is Their Bag, Agriculture is Mine’: Midwestern Agrarian Feminists in the Second Wave, 1964-1984”Jenny Barker-Devine, Illinois College
Friday, February 19, 2010
“The Long Civil Rights Movement in Chicago: Ann Harrigan and Women’s Catholic Interracialism, 1933-1948”Karen Johnson, University of Illinois at ChicagoCommentator: Jane Dailey, University of Chicago 
Friday, January 22, 2010
“The Contested Body of Mollie Fancher: Lay Authority and the Hysteria Diagnosis”Adrienne Phelps Coco, University of Illinois at ChicagoCommentator: Kim Nielsen, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
Friday, November 13, 2009
Targeting Women in the 1950s Commentator: Elizabeth Fraterrigo, Loyola University “An Odd, Emotional Girl: How Psychological Profiling and Gender Shaped Security Risk Assessment”Elizabeth Collins, Triton College
Friday, October 30, 2009
Women, Violence, and Race in the Movements against Rape and AbortionCommentator: Christine Stansell, University of Chicago  
Friday, September 25, 2009
“John Adams and Masculine Sexual Identity”Thomas A. Foster, DePaul UniversityCommentator: John D’Emilio, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, May 15, 2009
“’The Dove Has Claws’: Anticruelty Reform and Masculine Sentimentalism in Gilded Age America”Susan Pearson, Northwestern University
Friday, April 24, 2009
“Vara Majette’s White Blood: Race and Sexual Freedom in the New South”Leslie Dunlap, Willamette University
Friday, March 20, 2009
“Indian Women’s Captivity Narratives: An Exercise in Historical Inversion” Andrea Robertson Cremer, Macalester College
Friday, February 20, 2009
“When Women’s Rights Activists Embraced Darwin: the Evolutionary Feminism of Antoinette Brown Blackwell and Elizabeth Cady Stanton” Kimberly Hamlin, Miami University of Ohio
Friday, January 16, 2009
“Against Doctors’ Orders: Lesbian Motherhood and the Battle for Medical Authority in the 1970s”Catherine Batza, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, December 5, 2008
Hull-House After Jane Addams “Bowen Country Club: The Intersection of Women’s Space, Nature, and Visions of Childhood” Barbara Dobschuetz, Independent Scholar
Friday, October 17, 2008
“Clothes Make the Man: Cross-Dressing and the Law in Early Modern Spain” Jack Norton, University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, September 26, 2008
“Back to the Future: Mapping Women Workers Across the Global South” Mary Frederickson, Miami University of Ohio
Friday, May 9, 2008
“ ‘One of the Best Loved, North and South’: The Appropriation of National Reconciliation by LaSalle Corbell Pickett” Caroline Janney, Purdue University
Friday, April 11, 2008
Sibling Politics: Birth Order, Gender, and Marital Status in Eighteenth-Century England Amy Harris, Brigham Young University
Friday, March 14, 2008
“Women’s Internationalism and Orientalism: The Indochinese Women’s Conferences of 1971” Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Ohio State University
Friday, February 8, 2008
“Consolidating the Patriarchal City: Gender Ideals and the Transformation of the Built Environments of Chicago, Dublin, London, and Toronto from the 1870s into the 1940s”Maureen Flanagan, Michigan State University
Friday, January 11, 2008
“Cohabitation and Small Town America in 1971” Elizabeth Pleck, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Friday, December 14, 2007
Women Unfit for Property: Gender, Disability, and the Legally Incompetent Female Kim Nielsen, University of Wisconsin at Green Bay
Friday, October 12, 2007
Rescuing Recy: Race, Rape, and Justice in Alabama Theresa Napson-Williams, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Friday, September 28, 2007
“Recovering the 1950s: Women’s Political Hopes in the Lost Decade” Christine Stansell, University of Chicago