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38th Annual Gender Studies Symposium
March 13-15, 2019
Our schedule is now posted! See our schedule of events here.
The 38th Annual Gender Studies Symposium will explore the concept of care and the gendered politics embedded within it. Because practices of care are often overlooked, feminized, and rendered invisible, this symposium calls attention to the critical importance of care and the ways it is thought about and performed. How do ideologies and experiences of gender affect our understandings of care? Likewise, how do our notions of care affect our understandings and practices of gender?
This symposium aims to explore care across a wide variety of contexts, encouraging a dialogue about what it means to care and how care can be revolutionary and transformative. We will include discussions of self-care, domestic care work and other forms of paid and unpaid care labor, transnational care and humanitarianism/international aid, bodily autonomy and medical care, and the idea of care as resistance. What does it mean to care, and what acts qualify as care? Who is deemed worthy of giving and/or receiving care? How do these various manifestations of care enact themselves individually, socially, and politically? Who cares?
Student co-chairs: Vela Dyrness ’19 (fall only), Megan Glavin ’19, Zoë Maughan ’19, and Jamie Strickler ’20
All symposium lectures, workshops, performances, and panel discussions are free and open to the public. No registration is required.