IN THE NEWS

June 10, 2020: UBNow:
David Schmid, GI Affiliate, featured in article on the importance of movies for coping with COVID-19 lockdown.

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2020/06/movies-pandemic.html

June 10, 2020, UBNow:
Becky Burke,  GI Staff Assistant, featured in article on Professional Staff Senate's virtual networking program.

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2020/06/lunch-bunch.html

Kari Winter wearing a bright blue shirt standing in front of a bookcase.

June 1, 2020: Spectrum News: Kari Winter Interview
(former Gender Institute Director)

 

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/buffalo/human-interest/2020/06/01/ub-professor-explains-importance-of-black-lives-matter---#

June 1 2020: Podcast/Radio Show “Global News: The Bill Kelly Show”,  Kari Winter (former Gender Institute Director) Interview.  (begins at 31 minutes)

https://omny.fm/shows/bill-kelly-show/the-bill-kelly-show-podcast-city-update-ford-consi

May 2020: GI Affiliate Meredith Conti, article to appear in Theatre Topics,  March 2021 edition.

Smiling woman with medium length blonde hair wearing a gray shirt. A bookshelf is visible in the background.

Meredith Conti

Congratulations to Meredith Conti, Assistant Professor, UB Theatre & Dance, whose article “Slow Academic Travel,” has been accepted in the journal, Theatre Topicsand will be forthcoming in March 2021. 
In this article, she speaks about her decision of not flying to academic conferences and archival research visits for a full year as part of an eco-feminist practice of reducing one’s carbon footprint; and she reflects on what that experience has taught her, with some concluding remarks about slow time in the age of coronavirus.

May 2020: Director Carrie Bramen featured in amicus brief regarding NY Primary Election

Carrie Bramen was featured in this amicus brief filed to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd District, in response to NY Board of Elections' decision to cancel the 2020 Presidential Primary. You can read the full brief here.

"Carrie Bramen, a professor, feminist, and historian, adds that it is by exercising our 'democratic right' that we 'instill its importance to young people.' The value of these intergenerational exchanges is apparent in the stories of other amici."

April 2020  (Organization of American Historians)

Erik R. Seeman.

Erik R. Seeman, Professor and Chair, History, UB
Gender Institute Affiliate

Recipient of the Lawrence W. Levine Award for his latest book, Speaking with the Dead in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press).  This award is given annually to the author of the best book in American cultural history.  

March 2020  (UB NOW)

Kelly Hayes McAlonie and Lillian Williams

Gender Institute Executive Committee members

Recipients of the 2020 Women of Courage, Compassion & Commitment Award from the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/briefs/2020/03/trailblazing-women.html

Theresa McCarthy.

January 2020
(UB NOW)

Theresa McCarthy
Professor
UB Transnational Studies
Gender Institute Affiliate

Winner of a $3.174 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant in support of developing a Department of Indigenous Studies. 

Blue Legalities: The Life and Laws of the Sea.

January 2020

Irus Braverman
Professor, UB School of Law
Gender Institute Affiliate

Editor and Contributor: Blue Legalities: The Life and Laws of the Sea (2020, Duke University Press). 

https://www.dukeupress.edu/blue-legalities

Speaking with the Dead in Early America.

October 17, 2019
(Amazon)

Erik R. Seeman

Professor, Department Chair
History

Gender Institute
Affiliate

UB Gender Institute Affiliate Erik R. Seeman releases "Speaking with the Dead in Early America" on Amazon, November 1st.

Muliaee.

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."  

Carrie.

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
Affiliate

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

Joyce Hwang and students.

August 9, 2019
(UB NOW)

Joyce Hwang

Associate Professor Architecture

Gender Institute
Affiliate


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

Otto.
Conti.
Santanam.
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 NOW)



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
(UB NOW)

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.

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:

http://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/pioneering-women-american-architecture-website/

https://www.buildingenclosureonline.com/articles/87273-new-website-on-pioneering-women-architects-debuts

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
(ppgbuffalo.org)
"Reclaiming Our Ancestors Conference"

October 19 - October 21   (DredScottLives.org)
"UB conference aims to reclaim ancestral history"

Louise Bethune Icon.

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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