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Please join us as we showcase our new Art Gallery—comprised of donated and loaned works from our undergraduate and MFA students, which our Graduate Assistant Anne Marie Butler has been curating.
This year, the Holiday Party will honor Laura Mangan, who retired from UB in September after 28 years of service. She served twenty years with the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy and the Law School, followed by seven years with the Civic Engagement and Public Policy Strategic Strength, and concluded with one year in the Office of the Associate VP for Research Advancement.  She has been an active, supportive and hard-working member of the Gender Institute for many years. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Spring at the Gender Institute

Stay tuned for more details of our spring events

Reproductive Justice: Theory & Practice

February 8, 2018, 10 Capen Hall (Buffalo Room) UB North Campus

The Gender Institute, in cooperation with the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, will host an all-day symposium on North Campus in mid-February 2018 titled “Reproductive Justice: Theory & Practice.” The term “Reproductive Justice” emerged over a decade ago to expand the aims of the pro-choice movement to include a larger spectrum of concerns that highlight racial and economic inequalities such as food insecurity and unemployment, access to affordable daycare, affordable health care and physical, mental and spiritual well-being.  The aim of the symposium will be to discuss how national conversations revolving around reproductive justice impact local communities and vice versa. 

UB Gender Institute Spring Lecture

The Gender Institute welcomes
Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser

"Working Around the Incommensurate: Brown Jouissance and Kara Walker's A Subtlety
April 12, 2018, 120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus

Dr. Musser's research is at the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality studies. Her monograph, Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism (NYU Press, 2014) uses masochism as a lens to theorize different felt relationships to power. The book beings together debates on masochism within feminism, discussions of masochism from psychoanalysis and critiques of colonialism, literary presentations of masochism, and performance and visual art that draws on masochism's repertoire in order to make an argument about the relationship between sensation and knowledge production and the racialization of our current episteme of sexuality. Her current research project, "Brown Jouissance: Feminine Imaginings" uses women of color's aesthetic labors to re-imagine epistemologies of sexuality so that they center brown femininity.