September 10, 2019
(UB Center for the Arts News)

Maryam Muliaee

Ph.D. Candidate, Media Study
University at Buffalo

UB Gender Institute's Dissertation Fellow, Maryam Muliaee, a feminist media scholar, will be featured in the upcoming film series: "Live Your Art."

Screening: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 - 12:00 p.m.
Center for the Arts, UB North Campus

Christine Varnado.

Gender Institute Affiliate Christine Varnado receives Henry E. Huntington Fellowship

Christine Varnado, Assistant Professor in the Global Gender Sexuality Studies Department at UB has been awarded a fellowship at the Henry E. Huntington Library in Pasadena CA for Spring 2020. She will conduct research for her second book project, Queering Birth, Queeirng Death: The Problem of 'Life' in Literature.
Varnado will also present work in progress from Queering Birth, Queering Death at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC on November 14-16, as one of fifteen scholars in Renaissance literary studies invited to the Folger Institute's fall symposium, "Intersecting the Sexual: Modes of Early Modern Embodiment."  


The Killeen Chair of Theology and Philosophy Lecture Series

“The Feminist Politics of (In)Civility”

Carrie Tirado Bramen, Ph.D.
Director of the UB Gender Institute
University of Buffalo

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Fort Howard Theater
F. K. Bemis International Center
St. Norbert College

Rocko's Modern Life cartoon illustration.

August 15, 2019
(MTV News)

David Schmid

Associate Professor English

Gender Institute

The Trans Storyline On 'Rocko's Modern Life' Is A Big Deal — And Hopefully The New Normal

Joyce Hwang and students.

August 9, 2019

Joyce Hwang

Associate Professor Architecture

Gender Institute

‘Renaturing’ a former slaughterhouse to respond to a changing climate

Susan Cahn.

February 14, 2019 (UB NOW)
Sharonah Fredrick

Clinical Assistant Professor
Romance Languages and Literatures

Gender Institute Faculty Research Award winner

Life Raft Debate, Participant (Feb 12)
“We cannot choose who survives; the human struggle is for all or for none."

Susan Cahn.

December 20, 2018 (UB NOW)
Susan Cahn

Professor of History
Gender Institute Affiliate

Anthology inspires critical thinking about women’s sports

November 30, 2018 (WBFO)
Carrie Tirado Bramen
Gender Institute Director, gives an interview
to celebrate the birthday of this legendary author.
How Buffalo defined Mark Twain

Mark Twain's "Fortifications of Paris," which first appeared in the Buffalo Express, was later reincarnated in book form. Credit Buffalo & Erie County Central Library.
Book cover, American Niceness.

November 20, 2018 (Black Agenda Report)

Carrie Tirado Bramen,
Gender Institute Director, gives an
interview on her latest book, American Niceness.

Emily Grijalva.

October 22, 2018 (UB NOW)

Talk on ‘himpathy’ launches new ‘On Misogyny’ lecture series

Motivated in part by the #MeToo movement and inspired by Cornell philosopher Kate Manne’s instant classic “Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny,” the UB Gender Institute is presenting a yearlong lecture series titled “On Misogyny.”

October 19, 2018 (UB NOW)

Emily Grijalva.

UB spinoff Cytocybernetics looks to move into new market with funding from NIH

Glenna Bett, Deputy Director, Gender Institute Vice Chair for Research in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Physiology and Biophysicsa was a recent Feminist Research Alliance speaker and is co-founder of Cytocybernetics. 

Emily Grijalva.

October 9, 2018 (UB NOW)

Conference to explore past, present, future of gender and sexuality studies

In the late 1960s, UB faculty member Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and others founded UB’s Women’s Studies College, one of the first women’s studies programs in the nation.

August 7, 2018  (Futurity)

Emily Grijalva.

Many don’t see women as leaders at work

Emily Grijalva, Assistant Professor of Organization and Human Resources, recipient of 2015-16 Gender Institute Faculty Research Grant, is quoted in this article by Matthew Biddle.  

July 10, 2018
(UB Graduate School of  Education Tuesday Ticker)
Megan Holland, Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy, recipient of 2017-18 Gender Institute Faculty Research Grant.

Students learning about the college application process.
Despina Stratigakos.

June 26, 2018 (UB NOW)

Stratigakos named vice provost for inclusive excellence


Despina Stratigakos, former Deputy Director of UB’s Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender.

Women in STEM lab.

May 2, 2018 (UB NOW)

Women in STEM Cooperative wins Slice Award

Gender Institute is one of the offices that collaborate to form the Women in STEM Cooperative.

April 22, 2018 (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Review of Carrie Bramen's American Niceness

Mike Rembis.

March 1, 2018 (The Spectrum)

Global gender and sexuality studies becomes independent department

After being folded into the Transnational Studies Department for 10 years, Global Gender and Sexuality Studies is once again a standalone program.

Mike Rembis.

Michael Rembis, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for Disability Studies and Gender Institute Excecutive Committee member, is building links within the WNY disability community. "Rembis says it is important not only to reach out to those who are living with a disability, “but also to create awareness of who they are and what their lives are like, to help foster inclusion and equity with others who are not disabled.”

UB Architects picture.

February 19, 2018

UB architects help write history of women architects

Despina Stratigakos, Associate Professor, UB School of Architecture and Planning, recently named Interim Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence and Kelly Hayes MacAlonie, Director of capital planning for UB, both members of the Gender Institute Executive Committee.

Liesl Folks.

Liesl Folks, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Electrical Engineering

February 5, 2018

New program to help women in STEM overcome gender discrimination

Glenna Bett
, Associate Professor, Vice Chair for Research (OB/GYN) and Gender Institute Deputy Director and Liesl Folks, Dean of School of Engineering and Applied Sciences collaborate on program.

January 23, 2018 (The Time Literary Supplement) 
"What cheer, though?"
Harvard historian Joyce Chaplin reviews American Niceness by Gender Institute director Carrie Bramen in latest issue of TLS 

January 18, 2018 (UB NOW)
Cytocybernetics receives award to advance drug-screening technology

Glenna Bett, Associate professor, Vice Chair for Research (OB/GYN) and Gender Institute Deputy Director.

Glenna Bett, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of Gender Institute.

Pioneering Women in American Architecture

Over the past several years, Despina Stratigakos, Professor of Architecture and Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Director of the UB Capital Planning Group, have been involved in a major research project undertaken by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, with funding from the NEA, culminating in a website and soon to be published in book form.
“Pioneering Women in American Architecture”
 is a collection of profiles of fifty women who have made important contributions to American architecture. All of these women were born before 1940, at a time when women struggled both to be allowed entrance into the architectural profession and to be recognized for their work. As such, the names of many of these women are not well known, even among architectural historians." Mary McLeod and Victoria Rosner, Co-directors, Columbia University.
Despina Stratigakos and Kelly Hayes McAlonie both contributed profiles for the site.

Louise Blanchard Bethune, by Kelly Hayes McAlonie

Elsa Mandelstamm Gidoni, by Despina Stratigakos

The website launched on Dec 15 and has already received accolades from several media outlets:

December 12, 2017 (The Atlantic)
It's Not That Hard To Avoid Normalizing Nazis
Despina Stratigakos,
Professor, Architecture, Gender Institute Executive Committee member.

Kelly Hayes McAlonie, in Jacobs Medical Campus Building, second floor.

November 20, 2017 (UB NOW)
“I have, in one form or the other, dedicated myself to educational architecture.”
Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Director, Capital Planning Group, Gender Institute Executive Committee member.

Reclaiming Our Ancestors

October 19 - 21, 2017
"Reclaiming Our Ancestors Conference"

October 19 - October 21   (
"UB conference aims to reclaim ancestral history"

Gender Institute Director Carrie Bramen's new book

Sarah Stanford.

May 9, 2017 (UBNow):
"Gender Institute scholarship winners making global contributions"
Stanford, this year’s scholarship winner and an English-social work double major, studied factors that affect educational resilience, health and wellness in Buffalo’s Bhutanese-Nepali community. She now will go on to teach in Malaysia with the Fulbright award.

Naw Ruz, Persian Dancing.
Women's demonstration met with resistance.

Photo credit Allison Staebell, The Spectrum

Soldarity Party News

Solidarity Party poster.

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