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Feminist Film Nights 2015: Film Screening and Discussion

Mondays 5pm to 7pm
NWQ-B 7578
Stay for the Discussion after each film.
All Students Welcome!

Monday, February 23
Itty Bitty Titty Committee
High school grad and all-American gal, Anna finds her purpose and herself after she hooks up with the radical feminists in the Itty Bitty Titty Committee.

Monday, March 30
After Tiller (Trigger/Content Warning)
Filmmakers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson interview the only doctors willing to perform third trimester abortions.

Monday, April 27
It Was Rape (Trigger/Content Warning)
Rape is wrong, illegal, reprehensible – and yet still tragically common. In this film, eight women tell their diverse personal stories of sexual assault, from a Midwestern teenager trying alcohol for the first time to a Native American woman gradually coming to terms with her abusive childhood.
Feminist Film Night flyer

Women's Studies Program Presents:

Spring 2015 Brown Bag Series

Join us for our Brown Bag Series on the second Tuesday of the month at 12 noon in the WS Conference Room, NWQ-B 7578. Download Event flyer

Tuesday, February 10
Dalia Gomaa, Women’s Studies Lecturer
"The Non-national in Contemporary Narratives by American Women Writers"

Tuesday, March 10
Lorena Terando, Associate Professor of Translation, Translation & Interpreting Studies Chair, UWM
"The Contemporary Colombian Revolutionary Woman: Trials in Testimonios & Translation"

Tuesday, April 14
Erin Kaheny, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, UWM
"Diversity, Stereotypes, and Attorneys."

Feminist Lecture Series 2015

Thursday, March 5th 
As part of the Year of the Humanities 2014-15 Celebration, the Feminist Lecture Series  presents a lecture by the renowned feminist philosopher Alison Jaggar at 3:30pm in the UWM Libraries 4th Floor Library Conference Center. 

Alison Jagger, Event Poster

Sponsors are William F Vilas Trust Fund, Year of the Humanities, College of Letters and Science, and UWM Dept. of Philosophy, and UWM Women's Studies.

Feminist Film Nights 2014: Film Screening & Discussion

Mondays 5pm to 7pm, NWQ-B 7578
All Students Welcome!

Monday, September 22, 2014
The Invisible War (2012)
The Invisible War, by Oscar and Emmy-nominated director Kirby Dick and Emmy-nominated producer Amy Ziering, is a searing expose of the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military, the institutions that perpetuate and cover up its existence, and its profound personal and social consequences.

Monday, October 27, 2014
Persepolis (2007)
The poignant story of a young girl coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is through the eyes of precocious and outspoken nine-year-old Marjane that we see a people’s hopes dashed as fundamentalists take power – forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. Clever and fearless, she outsmarts the “social guardians” and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden.

Monday, November 24, 2014
Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007)
High school grad and all-American gal, Anna finds her purpose and herself after she hooks up with the radical feminists in The Itty Bitty Titty Committee.
Event flyer

UWM Women's Studies Presents...

Fall 2014 Brown Bag Series

Feminist scholars share with us their recent research in a casual lunch hour forum on Wednesdays at 12 noon, NWQ-B 7578.

October 8, 2014
John Bascom at the UW: The Case for Women

J. David Hoeveler, Distinguished Professor of History, UWM

November 12, 2014
Lysistrata: A Modern Woman's Interpretation

I. Michelle Lopez-Rios, Associate Professor of Voice and Speech, Head of Acting, Peck School of the Arts, UWM

December 10, 2014
Women's Anger in US Self-Help Books

Gwynne Kennedy, Associate Professor of English, UWM

See the Fall 2014 Brown Bag Flyer

Women's Studies Student Awards Ceremony and Potluck

Thursday, May 8, 2014, NWQ 7585
Potluck 4pm – 7pm
Awards 4:30pm
Join us as we celebrate the winners of the UWM Women's Studies Student Research Paper & Project Contest at our annual Women's Studies Student Awards Ceremony. This year's ceremony will be held in conjunction with an end of the year potluck.

See event flyer. All are welcome to attend!

Questions? Please call us at (414) 229-5918

UWM Women's Studies Presents...

Spring 2014 Brown Bag Series

Wednesdays at 12 noon, NWQ 7578

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Reconsidering Voicelessness: On Feminism, Disability and the Ethics of Speaking For Emily Clark, Deputy Director, Center for 21st Century Studies

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Liberating Gestures: Germaine Dulac and 1920s French Avant-Garde Cinema Tami Williams, Asst. Professor, English and Film Studies

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Mgoneko: Magic, Rape, and Human Rights Urban Legends in Southern Africa Anika Wilson, Assoc. Professor, Department of Africology

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Subjects of Desire: Framing the Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements in Milwaukee Cheryl Kader, Senior Lecturer, Women's Studies and LGBT Studies

See attached Spring 2014 Brown Bag Flyer

Womens' Studies 40th Anniversary at UWM

Thursday, March 6, 2014 – Save this Date!
The 40th Anniversary Poster Presentation by Introduction to Women's Studies undergraduate students, highlighting 40 years of feminist activism and scholarship at UWM and in the surrounding Milwaukee community.

Friday, March 7, 2014 – Save this Date!
The 40th Anniversary Keynote Address featuring UWM alumna Astrid Henry, Associate Professor, Louise R. Noun Chair of Women's Studies, in the Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies Department at Grinnell College.Informational flyer

40 Years at UWM

Event Poster

2014 Application Deadline

The Women's Studies M.A. Program application deadline is January 15th. The Women's Studies M.A. Program accepts fall admissions only.

Change in Women's Studies Credit Requirements

The credit requirements for the Women's Studies major will increase to 36, Effective Spring 2014. See the Undergraduate Program/Women's Studies Major webpage for details.

2014 Awards and Scholarships

Watch for news about the Spring 2014 Women's Studies Scholarship applications and Women's Studies Papers and Projects Awards.


Exquisite Uterus Project

Exhibit runs from September 20 to October 11.
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Women's Studies Scholarship Announcement!

Due Date Sept. 30, 2013
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Women's Studies
Brown Bag Series

September 11, 2013
“A Place for The Future: Remembering Sarah (Saartjie) Baartman,” Nicole Ridgway

October 9, 2013
“Love in the Afternoon: The Supercouple of 1980s US Daytime Soap Opera”
Elana Levine

November 13, 2013
“From Household to School Room: Women, Transnational Networks, and Education in North Africa," Julia Clancy-Smith

Brown Bag Series Flyer

Brown Bag location: WS Seminar Room, NWQ, Bldg. B., Room 7578


March 29, 2012

Annual Women's Studies Awards Ceremony
7PM, Hefter Center
Awards will be presented to MPS and UWM students for their winning submissions in the “Women's Studies Program Annual MPS Middle and High-School Essay Contest: Wisconsin Women Making History” and the "Women's Studies Program Annual UWM Student Research Paper and Project Contest."

April 4, 2012

Women's Studies Spring 2012 Brown Bag discussion
12 Noon, Women’s Studies office, NWQ, Bldg. B, Room 7582
Dr. Julia Lechuga, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, UWM. "At the Crux of Informed Choice: Cognitive, Contextual, & Cultural Influences on HPV Vaccine Acceptance."

April 24, 2012

Feminist Lecture Series
4th floor Conference Center, Golda Meir Library, UWM
Dr. Susan Stryker, Associate Professor in Gender and Women's Studies and Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies at the University of Arizona. Dr. Stryker's historical research and theoretical interventions have helped frame the field of transgender studies for the past 20 years. "Cross-Dressing for Empire: Transgender Performance at San Francisco's Bohemian Club, 1870s-1920s."

May 2, 2012

Women's Studies Spring 2012 Brown Bag discussion
12 Noon, Women's Studies office, NWQ, Bldg. B, Room 7582
Dr. Lisa Silverman, Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, UWM. "Gender and Jewish Difference: Two Useful Categories of Critical Analysis."