University of Pittsburgh
March 6, 2006

Pitt Women's Studies Program to Sponsor Events During Women's History Month


Sharon Blake


Cell: 412-277-6926

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh Women's Studies Program is sponsoring the following events during March, which is designated as Women's History Month. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-624-6485.

March 15

Noon, 2201 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland

Brown Bag Lecture-"In Small Print: Women and the History of the Small Press"

Poet and Pitt MFA candidate Tiffany Merriman will examine the history of women poets in the small press, the politics of inclusion and exclusion in small press literature, and the position of presses that are explicitly for women authors.

March 23-24

Mini-conference-Teaching Gender/Gendered Teaching, 501 Cathedral of Learning,

4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland

4-5:30 p.m., March 23

Panel: Feminist Teacher Editorial Collective

Panelists-editors of Feminist Teacher, a journal of the practices, theories, and scholarship of feminist teaching-are as follows:

Monica Barron, professor of English, Truman State University;

Gail Cohee, director of the Sarah Doyle Women's Center, Brown University;

Theresa Kemp, associate professor, director of undergraduate studies in English, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; and

Sandy Runzo, associate professor of English and women's studies, Denison University.

9:30 a.m.-noon, March 24

Working Groups on such topics as teaching introductory women's studies courses, mainstreaming gender studies in required courses, and teaching queer theory.

Noon-1 p.m., Lunch

1-3 p.m., March 24

Looking Forward: Teaching Gender/Gendered Teaching

Workshop led by Feminist Teacher Editorial Collective

March 29

Noon, 2201 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Oakland

Brown Bag Lecture-"Motherhood and Activism in Peruvian Women's Organizations"

This talk will be presented by Pitt Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Blenda Femenias, a sociocultural anthropologist whose interests center on questions of identity, including gender, race, ethnicity, language, and nationalism. She is the author of Gender and the Boundaries of Dress in Contemporary Peru (University of Texas Press, 2005).