Fall 2011/Spring 2012


Dr. Hillary Potter
April 23, 2013
11:00am - 1:00pm
Grey Rock Room, Lory Student CenterDr. Potter completed a Ph.D. in sociology at CU-Boulder in 2004, where her dissertation focused on the experiences of battered Black women.She was Assistant Professor of criminal justice and criminology at Metropolitan State College of Denver from 1999 to 2004. In Fall 2005, she became an Assistant Professor of Sociology at CU-Boulder. Prior to beginning her career in higher education, Dr. Potter worked for 10 years in community-based corrections as a case manager and an administrator in residential community corrections centers in Colorado and New York City, as a juvenile diversion counselor for the City and County of Denver, and as a juvenile probation officer for the state-level Denver Juvenile Court. Her current research and teaching interests are feminist and Black feminist criminology, racialized perceptions of crime, the intersections of race, gender, class, and crime, and race and intimate partner violence.


'Before it was a War of Bullets; Now it is a War of the Stomach': Gender & the Continuum of Violence in Latin America


Dr. Lorraine Bayard de Volo
April 14, 2012
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Grey Rock Room, Lory Student Center

Dr. Bayard de Volo is an associate professor of Women & Gender studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she has taught since 2006. Prior to that, she was on the faculty in women's studies and political science at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Bayard de Volo's areas of interest include gender as it interacts with and informs war, revolution, political violence, and social movements. Her regional area of specialization is Latin America and she has done fieldwork in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico (Chiapas), and most particularly Nicaragua.

Her current research is based upon grants she received from the National Science Foundation and the United States Institute of Peace, she is currently working on a comparative research project on women, war, and peace processes in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua.


"The Change Paragraph: Writing the Matthew Shepard Murder"


Dr. Beth Loffreda
March 30, 2012
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Grey Rock Room, Lory Student Center



What's Love Got to Do with It? Marital Love, Medieval through Modern, & the Gay Marriage Debate


Dr. Lynn Shutters
November 15, 2011
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Grey Rock Room, Lory Student Center