2013-2014 Lecture Series: "Feminist Feelings: Emotion, Politics, and Experience."
Miliann Kang's September 30, 2013 lecture, "How Does It Feel to Be Called a Tiger Mom?: Asian American Women, Racialized Mothering and Emotional Labor" was the kick off event for this year's Women's and Gender Studies lecture series, "Feminist Feelings: Emotion, Politics, and Experience."
Dr. Kang is Associate Professor in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she is also affiliated faculty in Sociology and Asian/Asian American Studies. She is the author of The Managed Hand: Race, Gender and the Body in Beauty Service Work (2010, University of California Press), which addresses gendered processes and relations in immigrant women's work focusing on Asian-owned nail salons. The Managed Hand won four awards from the American Sociological Association and the Sara Whaley book prize from the National Women's Studies Association. Dr. Kang's current book project, Talking Back to the Tiger Mother, is about emotional labor and the politics of mothering for Asian American women.
From left to right: Zakiya Adair, Tola Pearce, Miliann Kang, Joan Hermsen, Elisa Glick
The second lecture in this series will be presented by Victoria Hesford, Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory at Stony Brook University, on February 21, 2014. Hesford is the author of Feeling Women's Liberation (2013, Duke University Press), and the editor, along with Lisa Diedrich, of Feminist Time against Nation Time: Gender, Politics, and the Nation-State in an Age of Permanent War (2009, Lexington Books).
WGST Faculty Affiliates Win Teaching Awards
Congratulations to WGST Faculty Affiliates Cheryl Black, Associate Professor of Theatre, and Ilyana Karthas, Assistant Professor of History. Professor Black is a 2013 Kemper Fellowship winner, and Professor Karthas was awarded the Maxine Christopher Shutz Award and Lecture for Distinguished Teaching. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Professor Tola Pearce!
Dr. Tola Pearce, Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies, is the 2013 recipient of the Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education. This award recognizes faculty who have provided outstanding leadership in strengthening MU's international dimension. Congratulations!
Schatz/Ralston research featured on the MU News Bureau website
Congratulations to Enid Schatz and Margo Ralston for their recent publication in Social Science & Medicine. The research is featured on the MU News Bureau website. Enid Schatz is associate professor of health science in the School of Health Professions, and women's & gender studies. Margo Ralston is a doctoral student in the department of sociology.
A team of women's and gender studies faculty and friends participated in the John Miles Foley Memorial A&S Golf Tournament, 19 October 2012, at the A. L. Gustin Golf Course.
Participants (left to right): Maggie Walter, School of Journalism; Treva Lindsey, WGST; Libby Cowgill, Anthropology; Zakiya Adair and Minnie Chiu, WGST
Rebecca Dingo's Networking Arguments published
Associate Professor Rebecca Dingo's new book Networking Arguments: Rhetoric, Transnational Feminism, and Public Policy Writing was published in 2012 by the University of Pittsburgh Press.
"A highly readable, astute, and thorough intervention into rhetorical studies. Rebecca Dingo's transnational feminist rhetorical analysis is a must-read for scholars and students who take the relationship between language and power seriously. Her text intervenes in those operations by demonstrating the complexities of how gendered rhetorics circulate within neoliberal globalization."
—Rachel Riedner, George Washington University