Upcoming Events

Pay Equity Report for Feminists

Glenna Bett

Glenna Bett

Thursday, Oct 18, 2018
12:00 - 1:30 pm
207 UB Commons
UB North Campus


UB recently undertook an analysis of the pay of tenure track faculty, to determine if there was any gender bias in pay. This study was performed jointly by the Faculty Senate and the UB administration.  In this presentation, Dr. Bett will present the findings of this study, and discuss what the analysis indicates about pay at UB.  


Kate Manne


Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 pm
120 Clemens Hall
UB North Campus

Free, Registration requested:

Kate Manne joins us to kick off our year long lecture series
Misogyny Syllabus for series

Kate Manne
is an assistant professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, where she has been teaching since 2013. She was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. She did her graduate work in philosophy at MIT from 2006 to 2011, with the generous support of a General Sir John Monash scholarship. She was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne (her hometown), where she studied philosophy, logic, and computer science.

Read Kate Manne's article "The Logic of Misogyny" on the Boston Review website.

More info about her visit.

Immigrants, Refugees and Populists: Zengierski Family Lecture in Spanish Language and Culture 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018  
2:00-10:00 pm 
120 Clemens Hall 
UB North Campus

Free and Open to the public 

Featuring a screening of the film documentary “The Immigration Paradox” with producer Bryan Vasquez and director/writer Lourdes Lee Vasquez

"Immigration and Populism in Spain"
Sebastiaan Faber, Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies
Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 

Student Workshop on Constructive Communication and Strategic Organizing with director Lourdes Lee Vasquez

Documentary Screening "The Immigration Paradox" followed by community roundtable
Introductory remarks by Lourdes Lee Vasquez followed by community roundtable


"The Matter of the Body: Queer Considerations of Contemporary Tunisian Women's Art"

Anne Marie Butler, PhD Candidate, Global Gender Sexuality Studies, UB
Wednesday October 31, 2018
3:30-5:30 PM, 904 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus  
Free and open to the public

This talk analyses contemporary artworks by four living Tunisian women artists, arguing that the artworks challenge the Tunisian state’s reliance upon nuclear family structure, typical gender roles, and heteropatriarchy as methods of hierarchical organization for citizens. In her research, Butler asks how social norms can be dictated by the state, and evaluate how disrupting hierarchical categories, particularly those concerning bodies, might illuminate the relationships between the Tunisian state, Tunisian society, and contemporary art. She argues that in Tunisia, the state and the extra-state dominate bodies by cultivating those that ‘behave’ or can be normalized and casting out those that are not able to be brought into normalcy. Yet, these artworks avoid direct critiques of the Tunisian state and instead, confound the organization and subsequent domination of bodies by the state, preventing the cooptation of these bodies. Ymene Chetouane, Aicha Filali, Houda Ghorbel, and Aicha Snoussi depict bodies –human and otherwise– that provide queer alternatives to authoritarian expectations of how material comes to mean and to be categorized in the social world.