This symposium marks the twenty-first year of the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center by celebrating the work of leading scholars in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, including former and current Research Associates, Five College faculty, students, and community partners. Through a series of keynote presentations by Anne Balsamo, Alex Juhasz, Lisa Nakamura, Susan Squier, and Jackie Stacey, panels on Bodies/Embodiment, Digital Mapping and Archiving, Genealogies of Science in Feminism, Feminist Protest in the Digital Age, and Networking on FemTechNet, this interdisciplinary, transnational symposium will offer opportunities for sharing ideas about current work in progress and new approaches to integrating media in (re)emerging areas that intersect and are shaped by gender studies. Other events include a screening with Sonali Gulati of her film I AM, a Zine workshop on "Transforming Sex Education with Comics", a roundtable and set of media demos of ongoing learning communities and student presentations based on seminars that examine intersectionality in architectural studies, Africana studies, and environmental studies, among others.
Program made possible in part by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Five Colleges, Incorporated and the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center Director’s Discretionary Fund.
Co-sponsors include Amherst College Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Amherst Cinema Arts Center; Amherst College Office of the President; Five Colleges, Incorporated; The Creativity Center at Hampshire College; Mount Holyoke College Department of Gender Studies; Miller Worley Center for the Environment; Mount Holyoke College Office of the President; Smith College Department for the Study of Women and Gender, and the UMass Amherst Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department.