Conference — October 27 to 29, 2022

Visionaries and Troublemakers: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at 50

Visionaries and Troublemakers: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at 50.

OCTOBER 27, 28 & 29, 2022, join us for the conference, "Visionaries and Troublemakers: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at 50".  The event has the dual aim of critically reflecting on fifty years of women's studies at UB and examining how the teaching and research conducted by faculty and students has been part of broader struggles to promote the rights of women and sexual minorities.

As a result of the dedication and work of successive generations, women's studies at UB has contributed to sweeping changes within academic disciplines and in our politics and society.  We will also develop a vision for the future as we face growing support for authoritarian and illiberal politics that often seek to roll back gains made over the past fifty years in rights and equality for women and sexual minorities. Given this current context, it is a particularly critical moment to reflect on lessons to be learned from the successes of the past to best face the challenges of the future.

Conference Speakers

  • Elizabeth Laposky Kennedy (University of Arizona)
  • Bonnie Zimmerman (San Diego State University)

Conference Organizer

Gwynn Thomas, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies

Contact:  gmthomas@buffalo.edu

Conference Sponsors

  • The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
  • UB Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies

Additional information forthcoming.

Slide Show: Visual material courtesy of the UB Archives