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For 40 years, the Lewis & Clark College Gender Studies Symposium has fostered timely and thoughtful academic discourse on gender and sexuality. From March 10–12, this year’s theme of “Lack and Absence” used what is missing, overlooked, excluded, or invisible to find what it might mean to uncover, include, illuminate, amplify, or recuperate what has been absent or lacking.Submissions due by 5pm, Friday, March 26, 2021
Submission may be from any field of study so long as gender is central to the work.The Secretaries, a campy horror-comedy that exemplifies feminist, queer theatre took performativity to extremes by showing violence and intimacy while remaining six feet apart.
Two exhibitions in Watzek Library are celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the gender studies symposia. One, located online and on the top floor of the library, examines “Lack and Absence”. The other, found near the writing center and online, examines the history of the symposia.Both the David Savage Award and the Lorry Lokey Awards prioritize and celebrate inspirational leadership, rigorous scholarship, and creative accomplishments in the classroom and in the broader academic community. This year’s awards recognize four Lewis & Clark faculty members from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities for their excellence.The move is a strategic expansion of the graduate school’s social justice mission
The 37th annual Gender Studies Symposium will explore what security looks like in the face of modern dangers. Students, faculty, and guests from Portland and beyond will examine issues through the lenses of community engagement, gender politics, and misconceptions surrounding sexuality. The student-run symposium runs from Wednesday, March 7 to Friday, March 9.Featuring panels, discussions, and keynote lectures from Roxane Gay and Eli Clare, Lewis & Clark’s 36th annual Gender Studies Symposium, “Point of Access,” will confront how gender and sexuality interact with power. The symposium, which runs March 8 through 10 and is free and open to the public, is a student-led effort to foster conversations on the nuances of privilege and accessibility.
For almost 40 years, the Lewis & Clark Gender Studies Symposium has been fostering cutting edge academic discourse on gender and sexuality. From March 11–13, this year’s theme, Tensions of Possibility, transcends traditional scholastic boundaries and takes an interdisciplinary approach to research on gender and sexuality.Kimberly Brodkin named Lewis & Clark Teacher of the YearPaige Sanders BA ’18 and Ashley Garber BA ’17 started the Portland Panty Project to address the lack of clean, size-appropriate undergarments for homeless women in the Portland metro area. Their passion project has become a social enterprise.Integrated Marketing Producer at Fast CompanyExecutive Assistant at AWS ElementalThe Gender Studies Department is happy to welcome Sara Appel, an adjunct professor. Sara will be teaching GEND 200: Gender & Sexualities in the United States this spring, along with a section of Exploration & Discovery (CORE-107) which focuses on social class.See photos from the 2016 Berkson Award reception