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William Cheng to present SBAI’s 2017 Rainbow Lecture

The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies (SBAI) at the University of Rochester welcomes Dr. William Cheng, Assistant Professor of Music from Dartmouth College, to present our 2017 Rainbow Lecture on Thursday, April 13th at 5:00pm … Continue reading

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SBAI’s 24th Graduate Conference: On the Voice

Join us for the 24th Annual SBAI International Graduate Research Conference “On the Voice: Identity, Difference, Expression” on Friday, March 31, 2017. This conference asks: “what is voice and in what ways does it shape our identity?”, and will discuss … Continue reading

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WHM Film Series: “Born in Flames”

We are proud to co-sponsor the visit to Rochester of filmmaker Lizzie Borden as part of our Women’s History Month celebrations. Her visit will include both a screening of BORN IN FLAMES (1983) at The Little Theatre and an artist … Continue reading

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2017 Distinguished Visiting Humanist: Wendy Doniger

The University of Rochester’s Distinguished Visiting Humanist for the 2016-17 academic year is Professor Wendy Doniger, who will be in residence from Wednesday, March 22 through Friday, March 24, 2017. As a humanist whose longtime work sits at the crossroads … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month Film Series 2017

Join the Susan B. Anthony Institute in celebrating Women’s History Month with a collection of five $5.00 documentary and narrative films about trailblazing women during the month of March! All films are free for students with an ID. The series … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Conference for Gender, Sexuality, Women’s Studies

Celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s birthday at SBAI’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference featuring presentations by students nominated for their remarkable work in Gender, Sexuality, and/or Women’s Studies. Our 2017 keynote speaker is Douglas Crimp, Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History, … Continue reading

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Transparent Screening and Q&A (Transparent Symposium)

Screening will be held in the large Theater 1, located on East Avenue. This event is one of the many free events offered as a part of The Transparent Symposium hosted by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, … Continue reading

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Rubel discusses Transparent Symposium in UR QuadCast

“Amazon’s TV series Transparent has “single-handedly helped change the conversation about trans people in America,” says Nora Rubel, associate professor in the Department of Religion and Classics and the director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. … Continue reading

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Transparent Symposium

Dubbed by The New Yorker’s Emily Nussbaum a “stealth masterpiece,” Transparent (Amazon, 2014-2016) captures psychological, social, and historical dynamics of being transgender at precisely the moment that transgender individuals and stories have taken a central place in American mass culture. … Continue reading

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Mia Alvar received 2016 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Mia Alvar was named the 2016 recipient of the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize for Fiction presented by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and the Department of English. The award is being given for her debut work … Continue reading

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