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Fall 2014

 

October 1, 2014

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  • alta garcia Alta Garcia Living-Wage Apparel Guest Speakers

    Alta Gracia is a factory producing collegiate apparel, located in Villa Atlagracia, in the Free Trade Zone of the Dominican Republic. The workers of Alta Gracia are paid a salario digno- a living wage- which is over three times the local minimum wage, and allows them to invest in education, nutrition, clean water.  healthcare, and livable housing. Furthermore, the workers of Alta Gracia have a strong workers’ union, allowing for a democratic voice in the workplace. The factory is regularly monitored by independent labor rights watchdog Worker Rights Consortium, who ensures fair pay, worker representation, and top-notch health and safety standards.

    The history of Alta Gracia’s creation is rooted in international solidarity between workers and students, who campaigned together to create a factory that upheld human rights. By leveraging university codes of conduct and licensing agreements, students have joined in solidarity with workers to end sweatshop abuses.

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Spring 2014

 

 

April 15, 2014
MCOM 359| 7:00 pm

Note: "Guyland" will be available for purchase and Dr. Kimmel will be available for signing at 6:30pm

We are delighted to announce visiting scholar Dr. Michael Kimmel April 15th, 7:00pm, MCOM 359, book signing and reception at 6:30pm. Organized by Human Development and Family Studies.  Support comes from HDFS, Sociology, Communication Studies, Dean of Students, Student Counseling Center and The Women's Studies Program.

Dr. Kimmel is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University in New York. He is also the executive director at the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. Author of The Guy's Guide to Feminism and his most recent book, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2009)

Kimmel also manages the online site, MARC: Men Advocating for Real Change, an online learning community for professionals committed to achieving equality in the workplace

  • The passage from adolescence to adulthood was once clear. Today, growing up has become more complex and confusing, as young men drift casually through college and beyond—hanging out, partying, playing with tech toys, watching sports. But beneath the appearance of a simple extended boyhood, a more dangerous social world has developed, far away from the traditional signposts and cultural signals that once helped boys navigate their way to manhood—a territory Michael Kimmel has identified as "Guyland."

CONTACT:  Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, Associate Professor, HDFS for more details.

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  • tanya moore Dr. Tanya Moore, Biostatistician and leader of the Chronic Disease Prevention Program for the City of Berkely, California, is the Women of Excellence Lecture Series Speaker hosted by TTU Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Finding Certainty in Randomness: My Journey with Mathematics

    Tanya Moore, PhD a native of Berkeley, CA, received her doctorate training in the field of Biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Dr. Moore obtained a BS degree in Mathematics from

    Spelman College and a Masters in Science and Engineering from the Mathematical Sciences Department at The Johns Hopkins University. After completing a postdoctoral HIV/AIDS research training program in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of California, Los Angeles she returned to her hometown to address the issue of health inequities.

    Currently, Dr. Moore works for the City of Berkeley Public Health Department and is the lead of the Chronic Disease Prevention Program. Her efforts are focused primarily on reducing the rates of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes in the African-American community in South and West Berkeley.

    Tanya is also creator and co-chair of the Infinite Possibilities Conference, a conference designed to support, empower and promote underrepresented minority women mathematicians. The conference has been held on the campus Spelman College (2005) and North Carolina State University (2007). Dr. Moore is also one of the authors of Finding Your North: Self-Help Strategies for Science Related Careers.

 

  • jennifer glass Dr. Jennifer Glass

    Support for Dr. Glass also comes from Sociology Anthropology & Social Work, the Family Life Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences

    The Women's Studies Program is delighted to welcome our guest scholar Dr. Jennifer Glass, Barbara Bush Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas, Austin. She will give a public talk on her ground-breaking analysis of work and family issues, gender stratification in the labor force, mother’s employment and mental health, and religious conservatism and women’s economic attainment.

    Prior to her appointment at UT, Dr. Glass was Chair, Dept. of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, University of  Iowa. She has published over 50 articles and books on her research, with funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Demography, among others.

    Glass has received the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations, and thrice been nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.  She has chaired the Sex and Gender Section, the Family Section, the Organizations and Work Section, and has recently been elected Vice-President of the American Sociological Association. Her most recent projects explore the wage effects of flexible work practices among parents, how telecommuting facilitates longer work hours, and whether governmental work-family policies improve or undermine parents’ mental and physical health, all as part of a larger project to understand the roots of mothers’ disadvantage in the labor market.

Fall 2013

alyssa abbott

  • Alysia Abbott Presents The Haight's Hidden Queer History
    November 13 | TTU English Building | Room 001
    Sponsored by Department of History, English and Women's Studies Program

    Alysia Abbott grew up in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, the only child of gay poet and writer, Steve Abbott. After graduating from New York University, she worked at the New York Public Library before receiving her MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from New School University. Her articles and essays have appeared in Real Simple, Vogue, Marie Claire, OUT, Slate, Salon, TheAtlantic.com, and Psychology Today, among other publications. In 2009, she left NYC to attend Harvard University as a Nieman Affiliate. While there, Alysia began work on Fairyland, A Memoir of My Father. Her first full-length book, Fairyland was completed with the help of a Ragdale Fellowship and the wonderful staff at W.W. Norton. She's presented Fairyland at bookstores, libraries, literary festivals and universities across the US as well as on radio programs, including NPR's Weekend Edition, Fresh Air, The Leonard Lopate Show, The Brian Lehrer Show, KQED's Forum, and the BBC.

pink ribbon bluesgayle sulik Dr. Gayle Sulik

  • Author of Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women's Health

    October 17 | Morning Roundtable with Dr. Sulik * | TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building RM 250 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    WT-AWISCo-sponsored with the West Texas Association of Women in Science (WT-AWIS)

    *Note: This event is FREE and open to the public but you must RSVP on or before October 15 to womens.studies@ttu.edu
  • October 17 | Human Science Bldg RM 169 | 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    FREE and open to the public!

    The Women's Studies Program is delighted to announce we are the recipient of the Sociologist for Women in Society distinguished lecture award for the Fall 2013. Our guest scholar is Dr. Gayle Sulik, M.A., Ph.D, a social science researcher and writer affiliated with the University at Albany (SUNY) Department of Women’s Studies. Her ground-breaking analysis of the culture and cult of breast cancer, richly described in her book Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women’s Health, has stirred a grass roots feminist reawakening.

Medical sociologist Gayle A. Sulik reveals the hidden costs of the pink ribbon as an industry, one in which breast cancer functions as a brand name with a pink ribbon logo. Based on historical and ethnographic research, analysis of awareness campaigns and advertisements, and hundreds of interviews, Pink Ribbon Blues shows that while millions walk, run, and purchase products for a cure, cancer rates continue to rise, industry thrives, and breast cancer is stigmatized anew for those who reject the pink ribbon model. Even as Sulik points out the flaws of "pink ribbon culture," she outlines the positives and offers alternatives. The paperback includes a new Introduction investigating Susan G. Komen for the Cure and a color insert with images of, and reactions to, the pinking of breast cancer. Read more...

Spring 2013

  • Judy Collins - "Roundtable with Legendary Folk Singer-Songwriter Judy Collins"

The Women's Studies Program is delighted to host a roundtable discussion with artist Judy Collins in conjunction with her visit to our campus for the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series brought to you by the College of Visual & Performing Arts.

Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretive folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years recording more than 40 albums, often with sales reaching gold and platinum status. She received a Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance for her 1968 rendition of Joni Mitchell’s song, Both Sides Now and winning Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards was her version of Send in the Clowns, written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music.

In addition to her success as a singer and song writer, Collins has authored seven books, including her 2011 memoir, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes, released to coincide with her new CD, Bohemian (Wildflower Records), in which driven by her signature effortless soprano, she revisits the late '60s California music scene. She and Jill Godmilow co-directed, Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman, an Academy Award nominated film about Antonia Brico, the first woman to conduct major symphonies around the world—and Judy's classical piano teacher when she was young. In 2000, Collins founded her own record label, Wildflower Records - a grass roots artist driven label.

She will be performing April 12th at 7:00 p.m., in the Allen Theatre. $15 General Admission (Students – 1 free ticket with valid ID at the SUB info desk). Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU members - $10 general admission ticket with valid ID at the Select-A-Seat Civic Center box office. Select-A-Seat (806) 770.2000

Fall 2012

COMMUNICATION REALITIES IN A "POST-RACIAL SOCIETY: What U.S. Public Really Thinks About Barack Obama

  • Dr. Mark Orbe, Professor of Communication & Diversity, School of Communication and Gender & Women’s Studies Program, from Western Michigan University. Download the Poster/Flyer PDF adobe acrabat Based on his latest book, Dr. Orbe will discuss Barack Obama as a communicator and the U.S. public perception of a "post-racial" society. Book signing immediately following. Western Michigan professor discusses book about public’s perception of President Obama by By Emily Gardner

    Sponsored by: TTU Department of Communication Studies, TTU Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, TTU Women's Studies Program, and TTU Center for Undergraduate Research

Spring 2012

  • Dr. Cecilia Balli, Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology University of Texas at Austin

In 2006, Mexico elected a new president, Felipe Calderon. In an effort to curb the drug trade and end years of government complicity, Calderon embarked on an aggressive military campaign against the drug cartels. In 2007, he dispatched federal forces to Ciudad Juarez in what became the largest front in Mexico's own war on drugs. Dr. Balli has spent much of the last decade conducting research in the region and has explored the profound human implications of this policy shift. Now, as Mexicans prepare to elect President Calderon's successor and residents on both sides of the border grapple in their own way with the ongoing violence, Dr. Balli will assess the local impact of this complex conflict. This presentation is FREE and open to the Texas Tech and greater Lubbock communities.

This program was hosted by the Department of History and made possible in part by a grant from the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center. Additional funding has been provided by the Women's Studies Program

Fall 2011

  • Ellen Ratner - White House Correspondent and Bureau Chief for The Talk Radio News Service, covering the White House and providing exclusive reports to talk radio stations from the Congress and government agencies. In addition, she is a credentialed reporter at the United Nations in New York where Talk Radio News Service has a bureau. Ms. Ratner is currently seen on Fox News' “The Strategy Room” and is heard on over 400 radio stations across the United States.

Spring 2011

  • WS 2300, Intro to Women's Studies classroom visit
    Guest included:
    Shelby Knox - itinerant feminist organizer traveling across the country speaking, blogging, and promoting thought around how gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation and intersections thereof impact the individual and collective lived experience.

    Lisa Shannon - founder of the first national grassroots effort to raise awareness and funds for women in the DR Congo through her project Run for Congo Women.

Spring 2010

  • "The Myth of the Chastity Belt" lecture by Dr. Albrecht Classen
    This lecture was made possible by the generous support of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, The Graduate School, The School of Arts and Sciences, Women's Studies, and the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center.

Fall 2008

  • WS 2300, Intro to Women's Studies classroom visit
    Guest included:
    Ambassador Frances Cook –former U.S. Ambassador to Oman, Cameroon and Burundi
    Ambassador Hunaina Al-Mughairy –Ambassador of Oman to the U.S.
  • Brown Bag Lunch - Dr. Mike Johnson
    “Social Activism in the Academy: How did a guy like me end up in the shelter movement, advising LBGT groups, and in Women’s Studies and African American Studies?”
    Assoc. Prof. Emeritus of Sociology, Women's Studies, and African and African American Studies at Penn State University, Presented by Women’s Studies and the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Open to all students, staff and faculty.
  • Public Lecture - Dr. Mike Johnson
    "Intimate Terrorism and Other Types of Domestic Violence"
    Assoc. Prof. Emeritus of Sociology, Women's Studies, and African and African American Studies at Penn State University, Presented by Women’s Studies and the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Open to all students, staff and faculty.
  • Performance & Lecture - Tim Miller
    Internationally recognized performance artist TIM MILLER presented a lecture-performance SEX / BODY / SELF. Tim Miller was one of the NEA Four; four performance artists who had his funding by the National Endowment for the Arts overtly vetoed in 1990 by NEA chair John Frohnmayer on the basis of his subject matter resulting in a winning lawsuit by artists that caused the NEA to cease funding to individual artists. Tim Miller has taught performance in the theater departments at UCLA, Cal State LA and NYU.

    Miller's visit was presented by the Association of Creative Writing and supported by the College of Visual & Perfroming Arts, College of Architecture, Department of English, School of Art, Theater & Dance, Presidents Office of Diversity, University Student Housing and the Women's Studies Program

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Judy Collins

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Dr. Mark Orbe

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"Militarization in Mexico: Gendered Violence and the Gruesome Legacy of Calderon's Antidrug Campaign" by Dr. Cecilia Balli

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Ellen Ratner

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Shelby Knox

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Lisa Shannon

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Dr. Mike Johnson

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Albrecht Classen (Myth of the Chastity Belt)

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Tim Miller