Founded in 2010, the Feminist Research Alliance Workshop advances and energizes interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration among feminist scholars locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. At our convivial meetings, faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars present and discuss research-in-progress. A fertile space for idea-incubation, the workshop also is community-building, enabling students and faculty to network with potential committee members, mentors, and colleagues beyond the boundaries of their home departments. All events are free and open to the public.
Kenneth Joseph, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
"On the Promises and Pitfalls of Using Computational Methods to Study Gender"
February 9, 2022
Katharina Azim, Reproductive Health Researcher, Qualitative Methodologist, Scholar Activist
"Preaching Guilt: Religion and Experiences of Painful Sex in College Women"
March 17, 2021
James Holstun, Professor, Department of English
"Big Red Books: Simone de Beauvoir, Nawal al Saadawi, and Social Reproduction Theory"
September 23, 2021
Hilary Vandenbark, PhD Candidate, Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies
"Ally or Adversary? Rethinking Feminist Relationships with the State Post MeToo"
April 14, 2021
Cody Mejeur, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Study
"Storytelling in Queer and Trans Videogames"
December 8, 2021
Sharonah Fredrick, Assistant Clinical Professor of Romance Language and Literatures.
"Sex and Swords in Petticoats: Female Piracy in the Early Modern New World."
February 12, 2020.
Margaret Rhee, Assistant Professor of Media Study.
"The Kimchi Poetry Machine: A Feminist New Media Story?"
October 29, 2020.
Erik R. Seeman, Professor and Chair of History.
"Women and the Protestant Cult of the Dead in Antebellum America."
February 26, 2020.
Laina Bay-Cheng, Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development, School of Social Work.
"Agency Through Thick and Thin: How Girls Exercise Sexual Agency Amid Social Injustice."
November 12, 2020.
Rebecca Borowski, Educational Leadership & Policy PhD Candidate.
"Women Leaders in STEM Disciplines: A Comparative Case Study on Leadership and Disciplinary Culture"
October 10, 2019.
Matthew H. Sommer, Professor of Chinese History and Chair, Department of History, Stanford University. "Abortion as a Topic for Feminist Historical Research: The Case of China," Feminist Research Alliance Workshop.
May 7, 2019.
Abigaël Candelas de la Ossa, Assistant Professor of Linguistics
"Merely diversifying?: Intersectional experience in resources for survivors of sexual violence,"
February 28, 2018.
Gretchen Ely, Associate Professor of Social Work,
"Abortion Fund Services Recipients: Challenges and Hardships,"
October 4, 2018.
Coleen Carrigan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Science, Technology and Society (STS)
California Polytechnic State University
"Innovative Ways to Change the Culture of STEM,"
September 13, 2018
Sharonah Fredrick, Assistant Clinical Professor of Romance Language and Literatures,
"Sephardic Jewish Legends of Lilith from Spain and the Spanish Americas,"
November 8, 2018.
Dr. Marla Segol presents “Sacred Sexuality in North America: Roots and Shoots,” from her new book project.
December 6, 2017.
Dr. Hershini Young discusses her book, Illegible Will: Coercive Spectacles of Labor in South Africa and the Diaspora,
November 8, 2017.
Dr. Young closed her talk by showing Levern Botha’s solo performance from Jazzart/Magnet Theater alliance’s production “Cargo.”
Dr. Irus Braverman, Professor of Law, previews her forthcoming book, Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink
October 18, 2017.