Poet and scholar Tsitsi Jaji will give two public talks at events co-sponsored by Prairie Schooner, UNL’s international literary journal, on Feb. 26. The events, which open UNL's "African Week" celebration, include a 3:30 p.m. lecture in Andrews Hall and a 7 p.m. poetry reading in the Nebraska Union.
Women artists in the 19th century are the focus of the first lecture in a spring colloquium organized by the Women's and Gender Studies Program. University of Texas at Austin professor Alexandra Wettlauffer opens the series at 5 p.m. Jan. 22 in 229 Andrews Hall. Other lectures are Feb. 26, March 19 and April 20.
UNL professor Rose Holz and Northwestern University lecturer Sarah Rodriguez will present their research on Robert L. Dickinson, a sexologist. The lecture will be at noon Nov. 7 in the Nebraska Union.
UNL senior Danielle Rue will present her digital history project exploring the beginning of the university's women’s studies program in the 1960s and 1970s. The study includes an examination of the university’s general attitude toward problems of race, gender and sexuality during the same time period. The presentation is 3:30 to 5 p.m., Oct. 27, in the Nebraska Union.
Women’s and Gender Studies fall colloquium series will feature talks by Karma R. Chávez on Oct. 3, Danielle Rue on Oct. 27 and Margaret Jacobs on Nov. 10.
The Women’s and Gender Studies Spring Colloquium Series begins with a 3:30 p.m. Feb. 3 lecture by UNL’s Basuli Deb in the Nebraska Union (room posted). Her talk, “Saving the Muslim Woman,” is free and open to the public.
UCLA sociologist Mignon Moore will discuss her work on the physical and mental health of lesbian and gay elders in New York and Los Angeles in a 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7 presentation in the Nebraska Union (room posted). The talk, "In the Shadow of Sexuality: LGBT African American Elders and Social Support," is free and open to the public.
A Women's and Gender Studies Colloquium will explore recent graduate student research into the health and well-being of individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The presentation, 3 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Nebraska Union Heritage Room, will include information from a range of disciplinary perspectives.