This year-long lecture series includes some of the major feminist voices today who grapple with the meaning of misogyny: what is it and how does it differ from sexism? One goal of the series is to broaden our perspective from focusing on individual misogynists to understanding misogyny as a structure of power. We will add to this an intersectional critique of misogyny, one that looks at transphobia and misogynoir.
                                                                                                           - Carrie Tirado Bramen 
                                                                                                             Director of the UB Gender Institute                                    

Lectures are free and open to the public
Registration is requested: http://bit.ly/UBMisogynyLectures

Moya Bailey

"On Misogynoir"

Moya Bailey.

October 3, 2019
509 O'Brian Hall, UB North Campus
4:00 - 6:00 pm

Moya Bailey is an Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. Named to Essence Magazine’s Woke 100 Women for 2018, Professor Bailey coined the word “misogynoir” in 2010, a term that describes the intersection of race and gender-based bias that black women face in popular culture. Her work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion. She is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in Digital Humanities. She is also the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network.

To read some of Dr. Bailey's work, click here.

Paisley Currah

"On Transmisogyny”

Paisley Currah.

November 7, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Location: 509 O'Brian Hall  North Campus   Free

Registration is requested: http://bit.ly/UBMisogynyLectures

Paisley Currah, Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY, is a founding editor, with Susan Stryker, of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, a new journal from Duke University Press. He is co-editor of Corpus: An Interdisciplinary Reader on Bodies and Knowledge and Transgender Rights.  He also co-edited Transgender Rights, which won the Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. Recent articles have been published in Theory & Event, Social Research, and Hypatia. Currah sits on the editorial boards of GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, Women’s Studies Quarterly, andSexuality Research and Social Policy. He served as the Executive Director of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York from 2003-2007, where he helped launched the International Resource Network, a global network of researchers, activists, artists, and teachers sharing knowledge about diverse sexualities.
He has an upcoming book, "Sex is as Sex Does: Transgender Identity and the Politics of Classification" forthcoming from New York University Press. Professor Currah’s current teaching and research interests include the politics of identity, queer and transgender theories and politics, biopolitics, and legal/political/theoretical ethnographies of state apparatuses.

Wazhmah Osman

"Resisting Misogyny"

Wazhmah Osman.

April 17, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 PM
107 Capen Hall
(Honor's College, inside the Silverman Library)
UB North Campus

Wazhmah Osman is a Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Production at Temple University.  Osman, a filmmaker and anthropologist, will discuss ways to imagine global feminist solidarity beyond ‘imperial feminism’ in our current age of hyper-masculinity and militarism. Her acclaimed documentary, Postcards from Tora Bora (2007), has been shown in festivals around the world. There will be a screening of the film ahead of her visit.

The UB Libraries have obtained a license for one year to the film. UB community members may view the film prior to the screening by logging onto the streaming service Kanopy. A direct link to the film on the UB Libraries website can be found here: Postcards from Tora Bora

"Postcards from Tora Bora"

postcards from tora bora.


April 18, 2019
2:00 PM - UB North Campus

Join fillmmaker and anthropologist Wazhmah Osman for a screening of her documentary Postcards from Tora Bora (2007). The screening will be followed by a discussion with the Ḁlmmaker.

The Osman family fled Afghanistan at the height of the Cold War, leaving almost everything behind. In the chaos, their suitcase filled with family photos is stolen. Postcards from Tora Bora tells the story of how, after two decades of living in the United States, Wazhmah returns to her childhood home. On an alternately sad and humorous quest and armed only with rapidly fading memories, she recruits some unlikely and reluctant guides as she attempts to put together the pieces of her past.

Decolonizing Feminism:

Indigenous Bodies, Indigenous Lands

February 27, 2019
4:00 - 6:00 PM
107 Capen Hall
(Honor's College, inside the Silverman Library)
UB North Campus

image by Demian-Dine-Yazh.

This workshop and talk with artist-scholar Jodi Lynn Maracle will explore personal, institutional, and pop culture relationships to western feminism. Given the location of the University at Buffalo on Seneca lands, Haudenosaunee contemporary and historical social and political formations will be centered as a lens for unpacking problematic feminist theory and practices.

Jodi Lynn Maracle is Kanien’keha:ka mother, artist and scholar whose work centers the creative resistance and decolonial practices of Haudenosaunee queer and non-binary people and Haudenosaunee women in the forms of material production, birth practices, language resurgence and place making.



Kate Manne

Kate Manne.

"On Himpathy and Misogyny”

October 25, 2018
4:00 - 6:00 pm
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus   

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.

More recently, her focus is on moral philosophy (especially metaethics and moral psychology), feminist philosophy, and social philosophy. She also enjoys writing opinion pieces, essays, and reviews for a wider audience

She was interviewed by Justin Caouette for the blog of the APA (American Philosophical Association) in January 2016. She was also interviewed by Clifford Sosis about a wide range of topics for his website, "What is it Like to be a Philosopher?" in January 2018. 

She has published an academic/trade "crossover" book called Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny (Oxford University Press: New York, 2018) about the nature, function, and persistence of misogyny. You can read more about it at http://www.katemanne.net/down-girl.  

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