CRITICS: CONF: Gender Research in Global Perspective (fwd)

Tom Huckin Thomas.Huckin at
Thu Mar 27 19:39:35 UTC 1997

>Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies
>Institute for Research on Women (IROW)
>Center for the Arts and Humanities
>Gender Research in Global Perspective
>June 4, 1997  Campus Center Assembly Hall, University at
>Cross-Cultural Approaches to Curriculum Transformation
>June 5- June 8, 1997, University at Albany
>The one-day conference on June 4 will feature guest scholars
>discussing aspects of gender research from various disciplinary
>and area perspectives.  The conference is open to the public and
>is intended for faculty, students, and others interested in
>Women's Studies, Area Studies, and Ethnic Studies.
>The four-day faculty development institute will focus on
>substantive and pedagogical issues in creating or transforming
>courses to incorporate cross-cultural materials on women and
>gender. Conference speakers, women's studies and area studies
>scholars, and curriculum specialists will facilitate workshops
>and discussions during the institute.
>Forty participants for the faculty development institute will be
>selected from faculty applicants who are revising  existing
>courses or developing new courses to include significant
>coverage of women and gender in international contexts.
>Participants may be from any discipline and will receive a
>stipend to help cover expenses.  Institute participants are
>encouraged to attend the conference on June 4 and must be
>available for the entire period of the institute. For application
>materials, contact Deborah White (address below).  The
>application deadline for the curriculum institute is April 11,
>These events, funded by the Ford Foundation and the University
>at Albany, State University of New York, are organized in
>conjunction with the three-year project Internationalizing
>Women's Studies: Cross-Cultural Approaches to Gender
>Research and Teaching, funded by the Ford Foundation.  The
>project focuses on the regions of Africa, Eastern Europe, and
>Latin America and the Caribbean.
>(tentative titles)
>Cheryl Johnson-Odim, Loyola University, Chicago,  The
>Role of Theory in Feminist Struggle
>Author of For Women and the Nation: A Biography of
>Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti of Nigeria; co-editor of  Expanding
>the Boundaries of Women's History.
>Asuncion Lavrin, Arizona State University,  Researching
>Women and Gender in Latin American History
>Author of  Women, Feminism and Social Change in the
>Southern Cone 1890-1940, Sexuality and Marriage in Colonial
>Latin America, and Latin American Women: Historical
>Nalova Lyonga, University of Buea, Cameroon,   Women in
>African Literature
>Author of  Natural Democrats:  Women and the Leadership
>Crisis in Cameroon Literature and African Women in Feminist
>Theories (forthcoming).
>Kornelia Merdjanska, Sofia University, Bulgaria,   North
>American Feminism:  A View from Eastern Europe
>Co-Editor of Women's Time (forthcoming) and What's in a
>Name? (forthcoming), author of  Does Feminism Speak East-
>Anastasia Posadskaya-Vanderbeck, Rutgers University and
>Moscow Center for Gender Studies,  Women and Politics in
>Russia and Eastern Europe
>Editor of  Women in Russia: A New Era in Russia s Feminism;
>co-author of  Democracy Without Women is No Democracy:
>Women s Struggles in Post-Communist Russia.
>Coffee:  8:45-9:15 am
>Morning Session:  9:15-12:15pm
>Lunch: 12:30-1:30 pm
>Afternoon session:  1:30-5 pm
>Reception:  5:00-6:00 pm
>For more information contact Ms. Deborah White, Research
>Associate, IROW, SS-341, University at Albany, Albany, NY
>12222. Tel. (518) 442-3311; Fax (518) 442-4936; E-
>Mail:dw8223 at
>Edna Acosta-Belen, Director, CELAC
>Iris Berger, Professor of  History, Africana Studies, and
>Women's Studies
>Francine Frank, Director, Center for the Arts and Humanities
>Gwen Moore, Director, IROW

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