The Center for Gender and Sexualities Studies provides a bridge space supporting scholarly work and the lived experience of gender and sexualities.
The Intersectionality Speaker Series examines how the intersections of signifiers such as race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, and immigrant status contribute to the complex formation of human identities. Our goal is to enrich the interdisciplinary learning environments that these programs already provide by bringing external scholars, activists, and leaders to further develop our students' understanding of intersectionality. Reflecting cura personalis and the CGSS mission, the intersectionality speaker series addresses all aspects of the whole person. We hope the series will highlight to those both within and beyond the university Marquette's interest and committment to concerns related to race, gender, sexuality, religion, and immigrant status.
There are no upcoming events at this time. Please visit our events page for upcoming CGSS sponsored events.
October 5, 2017 | 5pm | Johnston Hall 107
Co-Sponsored by Office of Intercultural Engagement and Latin American Studies
Santeria is an Afro-Cuban religious and cultural practice that, in partnership with its diverse rituals and ceremonies, contains a rich and vibrant history drawing from West Africa, the Caribbean, and the southeast region of the United States. Dr. Salvador Vidal Ortiz will describe his research into the influence of race, gender, and sexuality in Santeria and how the perceptions of race, gender, sexuality by Euro-Americans disavows the inherent nuance within the practitioners of Santeria.
November 1, 2016 | 5pm | Grand Ballroom AMU
Co-Sponsored by Social and Cultural Sciences Department, and the McGee Lecture Series
Dr. Michael Kimmel
October 25, 2016 | 6pm | Lunda Room
Join us as Dr. Marlon M. Bailey, associate professor of women's and gender studies at Arizona State University, discusses ballroom culture, an underground subculture among LGBT of color communities who participate in dance, dress, and vogue competitions based on house culture. His award-winning book, Butch Queens Up in Pumps (UM Press 2013), examines how Black and Latin@ queer people create and sustain new kinship and gender systems through ball culture in Detroit.
April 11, 2016 | 5:30pm | Beaumier Suites BC
Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and Dr. Simona Sharoni met over twenty five years ago and have collaborated over the years on multiple scholarly and activist projects. Aside from sharing a life commitment to the struggle of peace with justice in Palestine and Israel, these two prominent feminist scholars have made contributions to other struggles for social justice.
March 3, 2016 | 4pm | AMU Ballrooms
"PHD to Ph.D.: How Education Saved My Life" offers a glimpse into the life of Dr. Elaine Richardson and her journey as a young Black woman to healing and recovery from a life of trauma through the 1960's and 1980's ghettos of Cleveland, Ohio, to inventing a life for herself in the halls of the university.
March 15, 2016 | 12pm | AMU 227
Christine Neumann Ortiz has been at the forefront of the Immigrant rights struggle in Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin. Ortiz will talk about where we are in the struggle for justice for undocumented immigrants.
February 24, 2016 | 6pm | JH 103
This public talk will discuss results from the Social Justice Sexuality Project - one of the largest ever national surveys of Black, Latina/o, and Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. With over 5,000 respondents, this talk will focus on data from the Black American sample.