Calendar of Presentations
March 1, 2013
Virginia McCarver, Assistant Professor in Communication, will open this year’s series with a discussion titled “This is Where We Were/This is Where We Are/This is Not Where We Thought We Would Be”—an exploration of second and third wave feminist approaches to work and family.
April 5, 2013
Kim Klimek, Assistant Professor in History, will continue this series with a presentation titled "Writing Women Out: Historians and Medieval Women"– a discussion on how family and bureaucratic politics affected, and continue to affect, the presentation of women in historical sources.
May 3, 2013
Adriana Nieto, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chicano/a Studies, will wrap up the spring series by presenting "Listening to the Spirits: Oral History Research as Liberatory Pedagogy." This talk will discuss a project that combines research on Chicana spirituality and history in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. The work examines Nieto's own use of oral histories of descendants of Chicanas who first converted from Catholicism to Protestantism in the late 19th and early 20th Century. The project seeks to listen to the spirits of those mujeres by analyzing the memories of their descendants in an effort to fill in the gaps, silences and interstitial spaces of race, religion and gender. In addition, the project aims to acknowledge ways in which teaching oral history methods to MSU CHS students is potentially liberatory, and serves as an example of what bell hooks calls 'teaching to transgress'.
All Feminist First Friday meetings will be held in the Provost’s Conference Space, room 330A of the Student Success Building from 12:00-1:15pm on the first Friday of every month. If you are interested in presenting your work at a future meeting, please contact: Kim Klimek firstname.lastname@example.org or Virginia McCarver email@example.com.