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Dr. Ann Janette Alejano-Steele
March 25, 2011
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Virginia Dale Room, Lory Student CenterDr. Alejano-Steele serves as the Research and Training Director of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking (LCHT), a non-governmental organization that works both nationally and globally to combat all forms of human trafficking. LCHT is committed to combating human trafficking through community-based research; awareness and education, leadership development; and collaboration. Based in Denver, LCHT has focused exclusively on the issue of human trafficking since 2005.She has worked as advisor/advocate for many survivors of human trafficking who now attend Metropolitan State College of Denver as a form of long-term survivorship. Recently, she was recognized for her work and was a recipient of the 2010 Martin Luther King Peace Award.

The Politics of Teaching Gender and Islam in the West

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Dr. Human Ahmed-Ghosh
April 8, 2011
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Grey Rock Room, Lory Student CenterDr. Huma Ahmed-Ghosh has done extensive research in Afghanistan having visited the country six times since 2003. Her research in Afghanistan focuses on how Afghan women-run NGOs strategize women's right within an Islamic state. She has published on immigrant Muslim women to the USA, women in Afghanistan, gender and Islam in Asia, Islamic and secular feminisms in Middle East, and on issues of aging and widowhood in India. Currently, she is editing a book manuscript of gender and Islam in Asia.Dr. Ahmed-Ghosh has also conducted Study Aboard Programs for SDSU students to India, China and Turkey. Some of the courses Ahmed-Ghosh teaches are on feminist theory, women in cross-cultural perspectives, gender and Islam, and gender, war and peace.

Women Educators Democratizing Social Institutions in Brazel

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Dr. Louise Jennings
October 1, 2009
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Virginia Dale Room, Lory Student CenterThis study focuses upon the narratives of women educators (educadoras) who contributed to radical democratic reforms in post-authoritarian Brazil. Weaving their words with photos and video clips, this presentation highlights how these educadora's efforts and resulting reforms reflect women's ways of knowing and feminist principles of consciousness-raising and social action. During the discussion we will consider how this work informs similar efforts in the US and elsewhere.

Borders, Bridges & Braiding: A Latina's Family's Meaning Making of the First in the Family to Attend College

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Dr. Jody Donovan
February 5, 2009
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Grey Rock Room, Lory Student CenterPopular press has demonized the "helicopter parent" but not all students have "hovering" parents. Much has been written about first-generation students, but rarely are the perspectives of parents and family members included. This Colloquium shares the profound findings of an ethnographic case study of a first-generation Latina student and her family as they made meaning of the college experience during her senior year in college through graduation. Stories emerged relating to the literal and figurative border crossings, bridge building, and the braiding of multiple, overlapping identities for each of the family members who participated in the research study.

Learning from the Experiences of Women of Color Activist Students at CSU

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Chris Linder
December 2, 2008
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 210, Lory Student Center

 

Beyond Romance Metaphors: The Pornification of Contemporary U.S. Political Culture.

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Dr. Karrin Vasby Anderson
October 21, 2008
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 230, Lory Student Center

The New Visibility of Muslim Women

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Dr. Miriam Cooke
April 21, 2008
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 104, Yates Hall

An exploration of the under-representation of women in engineering in the U.S.: Theories, evidence and new questions

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Aki Hosoi & Dr. Silvia Sara Canetto
November 15, 2011
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Grey Rock Room, Lory Student CenterUnderstanding the reasons for the continued under-representation of women and certain ethnic minorities in many fields of science, technology and engineering presents an important challenge to policy makers and educators in the U.S. Increases in the proportion of women earning doctoral degrees in engineering have been particularly slow relative to the increases observed in other science fields, such as the life and social sciences, with women still earning only about 17% of engineering doctorates. Research has revealed numerous factors that may contribute to this continued under-representation, though important gaps still exist in our understanding of this important social issue, and not all assumptions about the reasons women are under-represented are founded in data.This colloquium provides an overview of theory and evidence on factors influencing doctoral degree completion by women in engineering, with an emphasis on addressing gaps in our knowledge, and exploring the implications of the cultural diversity that exists within the engineering graduate student population. It also presents the results of research on this topic currently being conducted at Colorado State University. This includes research exploring the commonly held assumption that women are more likely to drop out of doctoral engineering programs than men, and an examination of how relationship status and country of origin may be a factor in degree completion.

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Dr. Yohainna Abdala-Mesa
April 2, 2008
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 214-216, Lory Student CenterYohainna Abdala-Mesa, a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department at CSU will present "Marvel Moreno from Barranquilla to Square Paul-Painlevé: A Latin American Writer as a Global Intellectual". Marvel Moreno is one of the most prominent Colombian authors of the second part of 20th century. Yohainna Abdala-Mesa was born in Bogotá, Colombia where she earned a B.A. in Literature (1999) and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering (1997) from the Universidad de Los Andes. She obtained an M.A (2003) and a Ph. D. (2007) in Latin American Studies / Literature at the Université de Toulouse- Le Mirail in France. In 2004 the Ministry of Culture of Colombia awarded her the National Research Grant in Literature. She is currently teaching Hispanic Literature and Culture.

Adding More than Local Colour and Quotes: Lessons from a Participatory Evaluation Project with Pacific Island Villagers

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Dr. Barbara Pamphilon
October 29, 2007
12:00pm - 1:30pm
231 Wagar Building
Barbara Pamphilon is Director of the Australian Institute for Sustainable Communities at the University of Canberra. As a community educator, Barbara's work has primarily focused on group and individual approaches that empower health care consumers to work towards a positive alliance with health care professionals.

"Asian Women Were Not Supposed to Be Like That!": How Anti-Imperialism Inspired Sansei Women's Organizing in the 1970s

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Dr. May Fu
November 14, 2006
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Longs Peak, Lory Student Center

Life After Katrina: Struggles to Regain Control and Culture

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Dr. Kate Browne
October 19, 2006
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 220-222, Lory Student Center

Dakini Wisdom: The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism

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Dr. Judith Simmer Brown
September 29, 2006
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 203-205, Lory Student Center
The nonconceptual wisdom at the heart of the Buddhist tradition is called the "wisdom gone-beyond" and derives from the Prajnaparamita-sutras of India. In Tibet, this tradition is symbolized by a fiercely beautiful feminine deity called the dakini, who appears to the solitary meditator in order to awaken this inborn wisdom. Stories of dakini encounters are beloved in Tibet, and serve as allegories of meditation experience.

When Politics was Young: Reflections on Testimonio in Women's Writing and Present Critical Thought in Argentina

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Dr. Griselda Zuffi
April 20, 2006
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Virginia Dale Room, Lory Student Center

Native Women Left Behind: Listening to the Voices of Native Providers on Sexual Assault in Tribal Communities

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Dr. Roe Bubar
March 7, 2006
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 207, Lory Student Center

ChicanoBrujo Performers Staging Identities & Performing Psychic Trauma & Exorcism

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Dr. Michelle Holling
November 29, 2005
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 208, Lory Student Center

Asian Women Were Not Supposed to Be Like That!": How Anti-Imperialism Inspired Sansei Women's Organizing in the 1970s

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Dr. May Fu
November 14, 2006
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Longs Peak Room, Lory Student Center

Personal & Professional: Reflections on 25 Years of Women's Studies Research in India

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Dr. Jana Everett
November 1, 2006
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 203-205, Lory Student Center

Susan Glaspell, Her Life and Times

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Dr. Linda Ben-Zvi
April 13, 2005
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 228, Lory Student Center

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Dr. Linda Ben-Zvi
April 13, 2005
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 224-226, Lory Student Center

Dual Career Choices: A Personal Reflection

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Dr. Jane Lubchenco
March 8, 2005
1:00pm - 2:30pm
C116 Microbiology

Seas the Day: Marine Ecosystem Science, Politics and Ethics

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Dr. Jane Lubchenco
March 7, 2005
4:00pm - 5:30pm
East Ballroom, Lory Student Center

 

Title IX as a Change Strategy for Academic Science Isn't a Millennium of Affirmative Action for Men Sufficient?

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Dr. Debra Rolison
March 1, 2005
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Yates Building, Room 104

 

Personal & Professional: Reflections on 25 Years of Women's Studies Research in India

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Dr. Jana Everett
November 1, 2004
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 203-205, Lory Student Center

 

Jineteras: Sex Workers in Post Soviet Cuba

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Dr. Elisa Facio
October 19, 2004
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The Zoom Model: A Framework for the Analysis of Women's Life Stories

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Dr. Barbara Pamphilon
October 13, 2004
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Part of the Diversity Summit

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Nikki Giovanni
September 29, 2004
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Equal Partners

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Dr. Claire Rabin
September 15, 2004
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Nurse Midwifery Today: An Ancient Commitment, a Modern Success Story

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Barbara Hughes
October 8, 2003
4:30pm - 5:00pm
228 Lory Student CenterWomen receiving health care services today are looking for providers who give safe, sensitive, satisfying care. Certified Nurse-Midwives provide the best of both worlds in today's complex environment: high-touch and high-tech! Ms. Hughes, who has practiced as a certified nurse-midwife for 19 years, will speak about today's certified nurse-midwife and address education and qualifications, scope of practice, safety and quality of care. Today's informed women's healthcare consumer is the greatest influence on tomorrow's women's healthcare practices.

A Few Good Women

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Dr. Leslee Becker
April 23, 2003
4:15pm - 5:15pm
228 Lory Student Center

 

Gender Bias in the Diagnosis of Depression

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Dr. Lorann Stallones
November 6, 2002
4:15pm - 5:15pm
213-215 Lory Student Center