Past Events

SIUE Women’s Studies


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A girl move’: Negotiating gender and technology in chess.”

Undrah Baasanjav, SIUE

Tuesday, February 2, 9:30-10:30 am

Art and Design Building West 1104

(room subject to change; check publicity posters for this event to confirm)

Difficult Conversation

Dropping the F-bomb: Are you a feminist?

Tuesday, February 9, 4-6 pm (come and go as you like)

A student-led student-oriented opportunity for students to discuss issues that matter

Co-sponsored and run by student organization Making Waves

“Tangles of Civilities: Higher Education and Difference”

Cris Mayo, University of Illinois

Thursday, February 11, 5:30-6:30 pm

Founders Hall 0308

“Troubling the Gender Binary: Middle School Students Creating and Performing ‘Non-Sexist’ Advertisements”

Linda Markowitz and Laurie Puchner, SIUE

Thursday, February 18, 9:30-10:45 am

Art and Design Building West 1104

“Women in Astronomy: Exploring in the Shadow of Apollo”

Pamela Gay, SIUE STEM Center

Thursday, February 25, 5:30-6:30 pm

Founders Hall 0308

“An open dialogue about transpolitics and gender identities: exploring experiences and perceptions”

Jennifer Logue and Puck Von Nida

Thursday, March 3, 6-7 pm

Founders Hall 0308

“Market Queens: Black Women’s Entrepreneurship”

Gwen Moore, Missouri History Museum

Monday, March 21, 11am-12pm

Friend Corner, Lovejoy Library

Co-sponsored with SIUE’s Black Studies Program

“Title IX and SIUE”

Chad Martinez, SIUE

Tuesday, March 29, 9:30-10:30 am

Art and Design Building West 1104

“Politics on the Edge: Nationalism, Feminism & Socialism in the Lives of Irish Republican Women, 1890-1916”

Amy Heath-Carpentier, Washington University and California Institute of Integral Studies

Thursday, March 31, 9:30-10:30 am

Art and Design Building West 1104

Featured Speaker:“TITLE TBD”

Ashley Yates, Black Lives Matter and Ferguson

DATE: Wednesday, April 13, 4:30-6pm

LOCATION: MUC Maple/Dogwood Room

Fall 2015

SIUE Voices — Students Speak on Sexual Violence

SIUE Women’s Studies endorses the SIUE Voices program to give students the opportunity to discuss sexual violence.

“‘Hey baby’ is not my name!”

Thursday, September 24, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

MUC Goshen Lounge Table

“It Starts With YOU: Bystander Intervention Workshop”

Keynote speaker: Dr. James Linsin

Tuesday, October 10, 6:30 pm

MUC Mississippi/Illinois Room

Movie screening of “The Hunting Ground” about sexual assault on college campuses

Sponsored by Student Government and Greek Council

Tuesday, October 13, 5:30 pm

MUC Meridian Ballroom

SIUE Women’s Studies Speaker Series

The SIUE Women’s Studies Program is proud to present the following talks by members of our faculty and invited speakers.

“Denying the Patient in Front of You: Healthcare and the Treatment of Transgender Patients”

Alison Reiheld, SIUE

Tuesday, October 13, 3:30-4:30 pm

Peck Hall 3406

“Classrooms, Courtrooms, and the Crisis of Campus Sexual Assault”

Trish Oberweis, SIUE

Tuesday, October 20, 3:30-4:30 pm
Peck Hall 3406

“Ecstatic Therapies, Affective Treatments: Sexuality, Governance, and the Management of Low Female Desire”

Alyson Spurgas, SIUE

Wednesday, October 28, Noon-1:00 pm
Peck Hall 0302

“Impressionist Women: The Art of Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot”

Katie Poole-Jones

Thursday, October 29, 3:30-4:30 pm
Peck Hall 3406

Difficult Conversation: “What is she wearing?!?! Why does he look like that?!?”

Open to anyone interested in discussing how we judge each other based on dress, hairstyle, etc.

Brought to you by Making Waves and the SIUE Women’s Studies Program

Friday, November 13, 2:00-4:00 pm

MUC Illinois Room

Film Screening and Discussion of “Art and Eating Disorders”

Sarah Pray, SIUE

Tuesday, November 17, Noon-1:00 pm

MUC Hickory Hackberry

“What is Masculinity?”

Helena Gurfinkel, SIUE

Wednesday, December 2, Noon-1:00 pm

Peck Hall 0302


Spring 2015

Thursday, February 19, 12:30-1:45 PM

 “Artemisia Gentileschi: Portrait of a Baroque Artist as a Early Feminist”

Prof. Katie Poole-Jones, Art History

Founders Hall 0300

Monday, Feb. 23, 11:00-11:50 AM

Panel Discussion: “New Perspectives on Campus Sexual Assault”

Chad Martinez, Director, SIUE Office of EOA and Title IX Coordination; Ashley Whiteside, Counseling Services, and Prof. Dayna Henry, Health Education.

MUC, Mississippi-Illinois

Tuesday, February 24, 6:30-7:30 PM

“Gender, MisRecognition, and Asexuality: A Dialogue”

Prof. Jennifer Logue, Educational Leadership, and Puck Von Nida

Founders Hall 0308

Wednesday, February 25, 12:00-1:15 PM

“Black America’s Favorite Victims? Social Justice Lessons from the Dunbar Village Case”

Prof. Kiana Cox, Sociology

MUC, Maple-Dogwood

Wednesday, Februaray 25, 6:30-8:00 PM

“Mythology, Meaning and Misogyny: A New Conversation on Female Sexuality”

Therese Shechter, Documentary filmmaker, writer

MUC, Hickory-Hackberry

March, Ongoing

“What’s Wrong With This Picture? Photography of Gender Inequity in Everyday Life”

Lovejoy Library, 1st Floor

Friday, March 6

“International Women’s Day Project: A Day in the Life of Women at SIUE”

Tuesday, March 17, 5:30-6:30 PM

“Women of Color in the Academy and Epistemic Doubt”

Prof. Sabra Fatima, Philosophy

Founders Hall 0308

Tuesday, March 24, 11:00-12:15 PM

“Domestic Violence from a Prosecutor’s Point of View”

Tom Gibbons, Madison County State Attorney

Peck Hall 2403

Tuesday, March 24, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Antigone, Jocasta & the Figure of the Empty Nest”

Prof. Sue Cataldi, Philosophy

Peck 0307

Thursday, March 26, 12:30-1:45 PM

“The Full Picture: Interviews with Emergency Room Volunteers as Rape Victim Advocates”

Prof. LaDonna Long, Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies

Founders Hall 0300

Monday, April 6, 12:00-1:15 PM

Panel Discussion: “Sexual Assault in the Military: A 2015 Perspective”

Co-sponsored by the SIUE ROTC Program & the Peace Studies Program

MUC, Hickory-Hackberry

Tuesday, April 7, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Women, Sport, and the Media”

Prof. Lindsay Ross-Stewart, Kinesiology and Health Education

Founders 0300

Tuesday, April 14, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Domestic Violence”

Michelle Krusiec, Actor and Advocate

MUC, Maple-Dogwood

Thursday, April 16, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Sustainability as a Feminist Issue”

Prof. Connie Frey-Spurlock, Sociology

Co-sponsored by SIUE Student Organization for Sustainability and the Office of Sustainability

Founders Hall 0300

April 13-24

Oasis Supply Drive

Peck Hall, multiple locations

Thursday February 12, March 26, and April 16, 2:00-3:00 PM

coffee with cool women

Dr. Dolores Cantrell, Family Practitioner; Prof. LaDonna Long, Professor; Michelle Krusiec, Actor/Advocate

February 18, March 18, and April 8, 2:00 PM

Faculty Book Club: Madwoman in the Academy

Co-sponsored by SIUE Faculty Development


Fall 2014

September 1-ongoing

“Women in Art,” A Digital Exhibition, Part II

Curated by Prof. Katherine Poole-Jones, Art and Design, and Prof. Mary Rose, Lovejoy Library

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11:00-12:15

Screening of Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation

Peck 0408

Thursday, September 18, 11:00-12:15

Stories from Feminist Stories from Women’s Liberation

Filmmaker Jennifer Lee

MUC Missouri Room

Thursday, October 2, 11:00-12:15

“Campus Sexual Assault”

Chad Martinez, Director, SIUE Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, and Title IX Coordinator

Peck 0408

Thursday, Oct. 16, 11:00-12:15

“Understanding Domestic Violence”

Marcy Jacobs, Oasis

MUC Illinois Room

Tuesday, October 21, 12:30-1:45

“Sex Trafficking and Exploitation”

Co-sponsored with the SIUE Peace Studies Program

Moderators: Prof. Denise DeGarmo, Political Science, and Prof. Erin Heil, Sociology

MUC Hickory-Hackberry

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 12:00-1:15

“All Kinds of Labor: Women, Motherhood, and Other Work”

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Flo Mattita, Sociology, and Prof. Trish Oberweis, Criminal Justice

MUC Maple-Dogwood Room

Monday, November 3, 1:30-2:45

“Righteous Anger, Civility, and Silencing: Responses to Being Criticized for Racism, Sexism, Ableism, or Homophobia”

Prof. Alison Reiheld, Philosophy

Peck Hall 2403

Tuesday, November 4, 11:00-12:30

“How Fairy Tales Changed My Life”

Prof. Sheila Ruth, Emerita Professor of Philosophy

MUC Illinois Room

Thursday, November 13, 11:00-12:30

“Women in Jazz”

Prof. Prince Wells

Room Needed

Co-sponsored with the Black Studies Program

MUC, Hickory-Hackberry

Thursday, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 7

coffee with cool women

Women’s Studies Office, Peck 3407

Filmmaker Jennifer Lee; Trish Cheatam, CEO Think Tank PR, Marketing, and Design; Megan Smith, St. Martha’s Hall (and SIUE Alumn)


Spring 2014

Thursday, Feb 6th, 7:00-8:30 PM

“A Conversation with Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon”

MUC, Maple-Dogwood

Co-Sponsored by the SIUE Political Science Department and Pi Sigma Alpha

Thursday, Feb. 13, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

“A Conversation with the Honorable Ann Callis”

Peck 0306

Co-Sponsored by the SIUE Political Science Department

cwcw: Thursday, February 13, 12:30-1:30 PM

Hon. Ann Callis

Peck 3407

Wednesday, February 19, 12:00-1:00 PM

“Representation of Race and Gender in Animation”

Samir Barrett

MUC, Goshen Lounge


Thursday, February 20, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Ladies and Tokens: Diversity in Comics, Cartoons, and Television”

Peck 1302

Co-Sponsored with SIUE Black Studies

Tuesday, February 25, 12:30-1:45

“Women, Sport, and the Media… oh My”

Prof. Lindsay Ross-Stewart

Peck Hall 1302

March 1-ongoing

“Women in Art,” A Digital Exhibition

Curated by Profs. Katherine Poole-Jones and Mary Rose

March 4-30

“Feminist Awakenings: Artifacts of Impact”

Lovejoy Library Exhibition space, first floor

Curated by Profs. Catherine Seltzer and Mary Rose

cwcw: Tuesday, March 4, 11 AM- 12:00 PM

Lt. Carole A. Presson, Sex Crimes Unit/Juvenile Division

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

Peck 3407

Tuesday, March 4, 12:30-1:45 PM

Pray The Devil Back To Hell

MUC Maple Dogwood

Thursday, March 6, 5:00-6:30 PM

I Came To Testify

Peck Hall 3303

Screening and Discussions by Profs. Denise DeGarmo and Carly Hayden Foster

Co-Sponsored by the SIUE Political Science Department and Peace Studies Program

Wednesday, March 19, 6:00-8:00 PM

“I’ll See It When I Believe It: On Perception and Gender Entitlement”

Julia Serano, author of Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive

Peck 2304

Thursday, March 20, 12:30-1:45

“Trading Attitude for Access? The Intersex Community, Diagnostic Naming, and Contested Collaboration”

Prof. Georgian Davis

Peck 1302

Tuesday, March 25, 12:00-1:45 PM

“Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as a Feminist Issue”

Liz Fales

Safe Connections

Peck Hall 1302

Thursday, March 27, 9:30-10:45 AM

“American Muslim Women Speak Out: a Panel Discussion”

Moderated by Profs. Steve Tamari and Saba Fatima

Founders 0111

Thursday, April 3, 2:00-3:15 PM

Becki Garrett

“Prison Nurseries and Justice”

Peck 0409

Friday, April 4, 12:00 PM

“Ready Maid: Hannah Wilke and Marcel Duchamp”

Prof. Marissa Vigneault, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Art and Design West 1104

This event is part of the Annual SIUE Art History Symposium

cwcw: April 8, 2:30-3:30 PM

Megan Smith, Advocate

Easter Seals

Peck 3407

April 8 and 10th, 12:30-1:45 PM

The Invisible War, a 2–part screening and discussion

Co-sponsored with SIUE ROTC Program and Peace Studies Program

MUC Maple Dogwood

April 22, 12:30-1:45 PM

“Intersections of Sustainability and Feminism”

Prof. Connie Frey-Spurlock

Peck Hall 1302

Co-Sponsored by SIUE Student Organization for Sustainability

Fall 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 1:00-2:00 PM

cwcw: Tayna Patton

Principal of N.O. Nelson Elementary School

Peck 3407

Thursday, October 3, 2:00-3:15

“Domestic Violence”

Marcy Jacobs, Oasis

Peck Hall 2405

Thursday, October 15, 5:30-8:30 PM

Screening and Discussion of The Invisible War

Co-sponsosored with the SIUE Peace Studies and ROTC Programs

MUC Mississippi-Illinois

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 12:30-1:30

cwcw: Monica Stump

Human Trafficking Specialist with the US Prosecutor’s Office

Peck 3407


Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2:00-3:15

“Girls, Women. and Trafficking in Humans”

Monica Stump

Peck Hall 2405

Tuesday, October 29 5:30-7:00 PM

“A Double Standard for Hooking Up: How Far Have We Come Toward Gender Equality?”

Prof. Barbara Risman

The University of Illinois, Chicago

MUC Oak-Redbud

Friday, November 8, 12:00-12:50

“Women, Poverty, and Microfinancing in Africa”

Katie Donnelly of Microfinancing Partners in Africa

Peck Hall 1405

Tuesday, November 12 5:30-7:00 PM

“Practical Self Defense”

Sgt. Lisa Johnson and Officers Tara Vaughan and Trisha Kamphuis

SIUE Police

Peck 1412

Tuesday, November 19, 2:00-3:15

“Gender in Drug Enforcement”

Karin Caito

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency

Peck 2405

Wednesday, December 4, 1:00-2:00

cwcw: Andi Smith

Entrepeneur, Beyond Timbuktu

Peck 3407

Spring 2013

Monday, January 28, 12:00-1:00 PM

cwcw: Journalist Nancy Cambria

Women’s Studies Center, Peck Hall 3407

Tuesday, February 5, 11:00 AM-12:15 PM

 “Artemisia Gentileschi: Portrait of a Baroque Artist as an Early Feminist”

Prof Katherine Poole-Jones

Peck Hall 3417

Monday, February 11, 12:00-1:00

cwcw: Entrepreneur Bev George

Women’s Studies Center, Peck Hall 3407

Wednesday, February 27, 1:30-2:45 PM

Self Defense Workshop

Officers Johnson, Vaughan, and Kamphius, SIUE Campus Police

Peck Hall 0306


March, ongoing exhibit

“To Whom It May Concern: 19th Century Feminist Responses to ‘A Letter of Genteel and Moral Advice,” Featuring Works from the University’s Rare Books Collection

First Floor, Lovejoy Library


Saturday, March 9, 10:00 AM

Sponsored by the Chemistry Department

International Women’s Day Event: A Celebration of the Achievement of Rita Levi Montalcini

Science Building 3114

Wednesday, March 13, 1:30-2:45

“Women and Domestic Violence”

Marcy Jacobs, Oasis Women’s Center

Peck Hall 0306

Tuesday, March 19, 6:00-7:00 PM

“The Poetics of Gender”: A Reading of Contemporary Poetry by Women Poets

First Floor, Lovejoy Library

Wednesday, March 20, 1:30-2:45

Co-Sponsored with the Sexual Assault Task Force

“Healthy Sexual Behaviors”

Lauren Keefer

Peck Hall 0306

Tuesday, March 26, 2:00-3:00

Co-sponsored with SIUE ROTC

40th Anniversary of Women in the Army ROTC

Lieutenant General Kathleen Gainey


 Wednesday, April 3, 1:30-2:45

Screening of Compañeras

Peck Hall 0306

Monday, April 8, 11:00-12:00

cwcw: Writer, Producer, and Director Liz Massie

Women’s Studies Center, Peck Hall 3407

Monday, April 8, 1:30-2:45

“‘Weird Travels’: My Adventures as a Writer, Director, and Producer.”

Liz Massie

Peck Hall 0306

Fall 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 PM

Iron Jawed Angels

Film screening and discussion lead by Prof. Jennifer Logue, Educational Leadership

Peck Hall 0409

Wednesday, September 19, 6:00 PM

Running in High Heels

Documentary screening and discussion lead by Prof. Jennifer Logue, Educational Leadership

Peck Hall 0409

Wednesday, September 26, 6:00 PM

Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) Panel Discussion on Women and State Politics

Lead by the Hon. Barbara Brown

Peck Hall 0409

Thursday, September 27, 2:00 PM

cwcw: Elise Waldman, Genome Analysis Center, Monsanto

Women’s Studies Office, Peck Hall 3407

Tuesday, October 2, 12:30-1:30 PM

“Women and Islam in the Context of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis”

Prof. Saba Fatima, Philosophy

Brown bag discussion co-sponsored with the Department of English as part of The Year of the Book

Women’s Studies Office, Peck Hall 3407

Wednesday, October 10, 12:00-1:15 PM

“Student-Faculty Synergy and Institutional Change: A Story of Sustainability and Feminist Methodology”

Prof. Connie Frey Spurlock and Kevin Adkins

Co-sponsored by the Sustainability Advisory Group

Woodland Residence Hall

Friday, October 19, 7:30 PM

 “In This Moment: Women and Their Songs”

Katherine Eberle, mezzo-soprano, and Ksenia Nosikova, piano

Recital Sponsored by the Department of Music

Abbott Auditorium

Wednesday, October 24, 6:00-7:00 PM

“From Disney Princesses to The Hunger Games: Women and Girls in Popular Culture”

Prof. Nancy Lutz, Anthropology

Peck Hall 3313

Monday, October 29, 1:30-2:45

“Women and Domestic Violence”

Marcy Jacobs, Oasis Women’s Shelter

Peck Hall 3316

Wednesday, November 7, 1:30

cwcw: Caroline Pender, 222 Bakery

Women’s Studies Office, Peck Hall 3407

Wednesday, November 7, 3:00-4:15 PM

“The Role of Raqs Sharqi (Belly Dance) in Middle Eastern Culture”

Heather Ward

Founders Hall 300

Wednesday, December, 5,6:00-7:30 PM

“Reproductive Ethics: Three Blind Men and an Elephant”

Dr. Elizabeth Ferries-Rowe, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University

Co-sponsored by the Department of Philosophy

Peck Hall 0409

Thursday, December 6, 12:30 PM:

cwcw: Dr. Elizabeth Ferries-Rowe, Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University

Women’s Studies Office, Peck Hall 3407

Spring 2012

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1:00-2:00 PM

coffee with cool women with Joann Condellone, Certified Nurse Midwife

Women’s Studies Office, Peck Hall 3407

Thursday, Feb. 16 , 9:30-10:45 AM

“To Care Is Human: Just Caring for Caregivers Wherever they May Be”

Prof. Alison Reiheld, Philosophy

Abbott Auditorium, Lovejoy Library

Thursday, Feb. 23, 9:30-10:45

Screening of I Had An Abortion

a film by Gillian Aldrich and Jennifer Baumgardner

Peck 3315

Monday, Feb. 27, 6:00-7:30 PM

“Manifesting Feminism: How To Live Your Values”

Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, Co-authors of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future

Maple-Dogwood, MUC

Thursday, March 15, 9:30-10:45 AM

 “Selu Encounters  Eve: A Contrasting Study of Cherokee and Christian Spirituality”

Prof. Rowena McClinton, Historical Studies

Abbott Auditorium

Wednesday, March 21, 1:00-2:00 PM

coffee with cool women with Lt. Carole Presson, Madison County Sherriff’s Office

Women’s Studies Office, Peck 3407

Tuesday, April 3, 9:30-10:45 AM

“Paintings of Women Reading Books:  Changing Perceptions of Women from the Late Middle Ages to the Present”

Prof. Isaiah Smithson, English (emeritus)

Abbott Auditorium

Tuesday, April 10, 9:30-10:45

“Personal Safety and Self Defense”

Officer Tara Vaughan, SIUE Police and RAD Program

VadaPeck Hall 3315 

Fall 2011

September 1, 3:00-5:00

Abigail Disney, Producer of the PBS Series Women, War & Peace

Screening of  “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” and Q&A

Peck Hall 1405

This event is co-sponsored by the SIUE Peace Studies Program.

September 20, 10:00-11:00

Coffee with Cool Women: Dr. Jennifer Horney, UNC Center for Public Health Preparededness

Peck Hall 3117

October 5, 3:00-4:15

Prof. Georgiann Davis, “The Power of a Name: Intersex Identities and the Politics of the Medical Profession”

Peck Hall 3406

October 12, 1:00-2:00

Coffee With Cool Women: Dail Chambers , co-founder, Yeyo Arts Collective and Gya Community Gallery (St. Louis)

Women’s Studies Office

This event is co-sponsored by the SIUE Black Studies Program

October 20, 6:00-7:30

 Prof. Cathy Santanello and Prof. Nicole Klein, “The Nuts and Bolts of Human Sexuality: What Every College Student Should Know”

October 26, 3:00-4:15

Prof. Candice Love Jackson, “Becoming the Scholarly Eclectic: Pimps, Mammies, and the City of Quahog”

Peck Hall 3406

November 2, 3:00-4:15

 Counseling Services, “Date/Acquaintance Rape”

Peck Hall 3406

November 2, 4:40-5:30

Coffee With Cool Women: Veronique LaCapra, Science Reporter for KWMU (NPR)

Women’s Studies office

November 7, 3:00-4:15

Prof. Anushiya Ramaswamy, “Caste and Women in India”

Peck Hall 3406

November 16, 3:00-4:15

Prof. Katherine Poole, “‘Women Ruled Then’: The Role of Women Artists in Eighteenth-Century Europe”

Peck Hall 3406

All lectures are free and open to the public.  Coffee With Cool Women sessions have limited seating.  Please contact Prof. Catherine Seltzer ( for more information or to reserve your cup of coffee.

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