Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Anushikha Sharma ’18 & Mona Mohammed ‘16: “The B.A.D Feminist” – April 25, 2017

Who is a B.A.D. feminist? How does an activist endeavor encompass feminist values? Is feminism an ideal to reach for, or a framework to guide our practice? Anushikha and Mona, from the Bucknell Alternative Delegation, will be analyzing the group’s …

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Tamara Hijazi ’17: “Queering the Body: the Construction, Colonization, and Fragmentation of the Body in the Arab Islamicate World” – April 20, 2017

The manner in which Islam and national culture have intersected through time and space is often disregarded when it comes to a feminist analysis of the Middle East, particularly Arab feminism. The dissection of the veil is a common basis …

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Ines Malone ’19: “On the Field, in the Stands, and on the Page: Enacting Masculinity in Spain’s Soccer Stadiums” – April 18, 2017

We begin with the premise that fútbol is more than just a game: it is a proving ground for Spanish masculinity; it denotes political preferences; it is proxy warfare with nationalistic undertones; it is barely-concealed ethnic bias, sexism, homophobia. Using …

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Cynthia Willet: “On Humor: Feminist Makeovers from Sluts and Other Social Misfits” – April 5, 2017

Despite the perception that feminists lack a sense of humor, and that women along with other social misfits are the natural targets of laughter, women have long used comic tactics to subvert conventional norms.  This talk explores how the very …

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Meghan Balot ’16: “Queer Bodies and Storytelling” – April 21, 2016

Balot will explore Queer Bodies and Storytelling through the collecting of stories from queer people, each centered on a particular body part.  Bringing the story and the photographs together, she will create a website.

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Mona Mohammed ’16: “Independent study with Professor Isleem” – April 7, 2016

In the West, Arab women are often portrayed as voiceless and in need of rescue from more liberated Western women and men. Yet Arab women have engaged in feminist thinking and movement for many decades. In this presentation, Mohammed will …

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Plaskow Faculty/Staff Colloquium – Goddess and God in the World: Conversations in Embodied Theology – April 2016

In their book, Christ and Plaskow engage in a conversation about Goddess and God. After having worked together for decades with a shared critique of the God of biblical traditions as a dominating male other, they were shocked to find …

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Sydney Schiffman ’15: “Men in the Femisphere: What it Takes to Be a Male Feminist” – April 14, 2015

In this talk, Schiffman will touch upon concrete topics like the male gaze and male privilege, as well as consider more abstract themes such as whether or not men can actually be feminists or if they can only be allies …

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Hannah Cordes ’15: “What is Women’s Honor?” – March 30, 2015

Hannah will explore women in theatre and the systematic elimination of female playwright’s from the theatrical canon. Using the play, Woman’s Honor by Susan Glaspell as a case study (a play that she directed last semester for the Bucknell Department …

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Lindsey Ruff ’16: “Prostitution and the Sex Trade” – March 28, 2016

Various countries, including the U.S., Denmark, Sweden, and The Netherlands, have different policies and outlooks regarding “Prostitution & The Sex Trade”.  In this talk, Ruff will explore the various stakeholders in this issue including politicians, police officers, NGOs, non-profits, and …

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