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Graduate Scholars Colloquium leaders reflect on an excellent year

Tamar Shirinian and Rachel Greenspan led the Women’s Studies Graduate Scholars Colloquium during the 2014-15 year. Together they organized a series of vibrant intellectual exchanges for graduate students in a variety of disciplines engaged in the study of gender and its multiple social, cultural, political… Read More...
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2015 Seniors Soar

The Program in Women’s Studies is celebrating our seniors who will graduate on May 9, 2015, and move on to new ventures. Some will continue their studies while others begin careers, travel, or engage in research. Here is a look at what our graduating scholars… Read More...
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Women's Studies Commencement 2015

Graduating seniors who have majored or minored in Women's Studies and graduate students who have competed the Certificate in Feminist Studies will be honored at our 2015 COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATION LUNCHEON Saturday, May 9 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nelson Music Room & East Duke Parlors,… Read More...
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New Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015-16

The Duke University Program in Women's Studies invites applications for a residential postdoctoral fellow in Interdisciplinary Sexuality Studies for the 2015-2016 year. Through research, teaching, and service, the fellow will contribute to the newest iteration of Sexuality Studies as an undergraduate minor and integrated component… Read More...
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Fall 2015 Courses

Women's Studies has some great courses scheduled for the Fall 2015 semester. You can find undergraduate course descriptions here and days and schedules here. Graduate classes can be found here. Read More...
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Emily Clark to give Anne Firor Scott Lecture

The 2015 Anne Firor Scott Lecture will take place at 4pm on Thursday, April 9 in the East Duke Parlors. Emily Clark is the Clement Chambers Benenson Professor in American Colonial History at Tulane University. She specializes in early American and Atlantic world history, and… Read More...
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Lee Edelman to give Annual Queer Theory Lecture

Professor Lee Edelman's will give the Annual Queer Theory Lecture in honor of Eve Sedgwick at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 23, 2015, in the East Duke Parlors. A reception will follow the lecture. Edelman's talk, "There is No Freedom to Enjoy," juxtaposes Harriet Jacobs's… Read More...
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Gabriel Rosenberg in Mother Jones

Livestock breeding was a normal part of American life at the dawn of the 20th century, according to historian Gabriel Rosenberg. The United States, he toldGastropod, was "still largely a rural and agricultural society," and farm animals—and thus some more-or-less scientific forms of selective breeding—were… Read More...
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Feminist Theory Workshop 2015

The Ninth Annual Feminist Theory Workshop will take place March 20 and 21 at Duke University. Registration is now full. The schedule and reading can be found on the website under the 2015 FTW tab. Read More...

 The panelists address a paradoxical state of the debate in gender theory and history which posits the gender category as "variable", "fluid"' "changing", and, at the same time, characterizes its work in academic literature as "fixing", "reinscribing", and"reifying" of the very heteronormative oppositional binary it was supposed to deconstruct.  They derive from this ongoing controversy a story about a pioneering agenda formed around poststructuralist presumptions of instability of cultural form could reify the cultural terms under its critical analysis.  This panel will focus on how concepts and theories may function differently.

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    • Photo Credit: History Department, Dean of Social Sciences, FHI, AMES, AMI, English Department, Program in Literature, Sociology Department

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