Upcoming Events


Fall 2021

Join the Gender Institute to see the play "Photograph 51"

Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler.

Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler

Sunday ,October 24, 2021  
2:00 PM | Jewish Reperatory Theatre

The Gender Institute is putting together a group to attend “Photograph 51,” by the award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler. This play, which won London’s 2016 WhatsOnStage award for Best New Play, is about the life of one of the great women scientists of our time, Rosalind Franklin. Franklin did research critical to understanding the structure of the DNA molecule but who got much less of the credit for her work. 

The Gender Instiute are putting together a group to attend the matinee on Sunday 10/24 at 2pm. If you come as part of our group, there is a discount –tickets are $30. Use the code GROUP15 and then hit the apply coupon button right next to it. (If you are a student, you don’t need to buy tickets as part of the group—the cost is $10 for a ticket).

For more information about the play and purchasing tickets, click here.


Tuesday,October 26, 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Gender equity in the workplace is not inevitable. It requires our bold commitment to advance women in all industries, at every level, and across our community. The pandemic has uniquely and disproportionately affected women—now, we have the opportunity to build our workplaces back better, with passion, intention, and empathy for all.

The Western New York Women's Foundation will host their first-ever Leadership Summit on Tuesday, October 26 from 9am-5pm EST as to collectively raise voices to center the unique needs, experiences, and strengths of women.

The summit will feature a keynote address by Gwen Webber-McLeod, action-focused sessions designed to spark change, and powerful conversations with leaders in our community. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit https://wnywomensfoundation.org/join/leadership-summit/

New Books, New Feminist Directions

Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls: Women's Country Music 1930-1960

Book Cover Image of Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls featuring a woman holding a guitar near a campfire.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
12:00 - 1:30 PM | Via Zoom

To register to receive a link: https://bit.ly/GINewBookEvent

The first of New Books, New Feminist Directions event will feature Stephanie Vander Wel, Associate Professor of Music at UB, whose book Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls: Women’s Country Music 1930-1960 (Illinois 2020) was named by PopMatters as one of the top nonfiction books of 2020. Professor Nadine “Dean” Hubbs from the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at the University of Michigan will offer commentary.

Latinx Heritage Month

"Latinx Heritage at the Intersections of Culture and Crisis"

Indigenous and Latinx Identities as a Horizon of Decolonial Praxis

Sergio Gutiérrez-Negrón.

Joseph Pierce

Associate Professor
Department of Spanish Language and Literatures
Stony Brook University 

Thursday, October 28, 2021
4:00 PM | Via Zoom

To register to receive a link, click here.


Joseph M. Pierce is the author of Argentine Intimacies: Queer Kinship in an Age of Splendor, 1890-1910 (SUNY Press, 2019) and co-editor of Políticas del amor: Derechos sexuales y escrituras disidentes en el Cono Sur (Cuarto Propio, 2018) as well as the special issue of GLQ, “Queer/Cuir Américas: Translation, Decoloniality, and the Incommensurable” (2021). His writing has appeared recently in Revista Hispánica ModernaLatin American Research Review, and Critical Ethnic Studies, and has been featured in Indian Country TodayThe Art NewspaperHyperallergic, and ARTnews. Along with SJ Norman (Koori, Wiradjuri descent) he is co-curator of Knowledge of Wounds. He is a citizen of Cherokee Nation.

Latinx Heritage Month

"Latinx Heritage at the Intersections of Culture and Crisis"

Details to Come Soon

 Eliza Rodríguez y Gibson.

Eliza Rodríguez y Gibson

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Loyola Marymount University 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
4:00 PM | Via Zoom

To register to receive a link, click here.

Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson is Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies and coauthor of Funny Looking: Humor, Queer Latina/o Camp, and Ugly Betty (Lexington Books, 2015). She is the editor of Stunned Into Being: Essays on the Poetry of Lorna Dee Cervantes (Wings Press, 2012) and coeditor of The Un/making of Latina/o Citizenship: Culture, Politics, and Aesthetics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Her latest book project, Style, Aesthetics, and the Body: Chicana/o/x Cultural Production and the Making of Latinidad examines the way style and aesthetics work on the body to create individual and collective forms of subjectivity. In it, she pays particular to the way Chicana/o/x cultural production works to articulate expansive and liberatory forms of Latinidad. Her latest essay “I Love You Like Chicanos Love Morrissey”: Affect, World-making, and Latinidad,” can be found in the ASAP journal. 

“China’s Age of Abundance: Origins, Ascendance, and Aftermaths”


Weng Feng

Department of Sociology, University of California, Irvine

November 3, 2021
12:00 PM | 509 Baldy Hall

To register, click here
This in-person event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to help with COVID protocols.

Feng Wang is professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and an adjunct professor of sociology and demography at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. He has done extensive research on global social and demographic changes, comparative population and social history, and social inequality, with a focus on China. He is the author of multiple books, and his research articles have been published in venues including Population and Development ReviewDemographyScienceThe Journal of the Economics of AgingThe Journal of Asian StudiesThe China Journal, and International Migration Review. He has served on expert panels for the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and as a senior fellow and the director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy. His work and views have appeared in media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Financial Times, The Guardian, Economist, NPR, CNN, BBC, and others.

Cosponsored by the UB Departments of Sociology and History, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, Gender Institute and Confucius Institute

2021-2022 Signature Lecture Series


Woman wearing a red shirt and black blazer in front of a bookcase.

“The Magnification of Inequities During COVID-19 and Why it Matters for Science”

November 4, 2021
12:00 PM (EST) | Via Zoom

To register: https://bit.ly/CassidySugimoto

Cassidy R. Sugimoto is Professor, School Chair, and Tom and Marie Patton Chair in the School of Public Policy. Her research examines the formal and informal ways in which knowledge is produced, disseminated, consumed, and supported, with an emphasis on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She received the Indiana University Trustees Teaching award (2014) and a Bicentennial Award for service from Indiana University (2020), where she served on the faculty from 2010-2020. During her tenure at IUB, Sugimoto also served a rotation as the Program Director for the Science of Science and Innovation Policy program at the National Science Foundation. She has a doctoral degree in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Conversation with Faculty, Staff, and Students: Caregiving and Work Demands during COVID-19

Thursday, November 4, 2021
10:30 - 11:30 AM (EST) via Zoom

To register: https://bit.ly/SugimotoConvo

Join the conversation to discuss the ongoing effects on caregiving and work demands brought on by COVID-19.  We will share lived experiences and solutions as we grapple with the long-term impact of the pandemic.  Open to UB Faculty, Staff and Students. 

Feminist Research Alliance Workshop

Cody Mejeur.

Cody Mejeur

Assistant Professor
Department of Media Study

Thursday, November 10, 2021
12:00 - 1:30 PM

To register to receive a link, please go to: 

“Storytelling in Queer and Trans Video Games”

Doctrine of Discovery: Film Screening & Discussion

Monday, November 11, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 PM | 190 Pharmacy Building (South Campus) or via livestream

To register, click here
For the link to the livestream,  click here

Join us in-person or virtually for the screening of Doctrine of Discovery. This powerful documentary describes the principle of domination that has been used to oppress Indigenous peoples in the Americas, how the residual impacts of historical traumas can last for centuries into the present day, and how the traditional teachings of original nations and peoples form an alternative to this dehumanizing system. In addition to the screening, UB alumnus Pete Hill will facilitate a conversation about historical trauma and the longstanding effects of violence against Indigenous peoples, and will also debrief the film. Food and refreshments will be provided beginning at 4:45pm in the cafe just down the hall from the screening room.