[PAST EVENT] 18th Annual Braithwaite Lecture - Robyn Wiegman

April 1, 2014
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Tucker Hall, 127A
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies will host their 18th Annual Braithwaite Lecture in GSWS. This year's speaker will be Robyn Wiegman (Duke University). Her talk, "Without Guarantee: On the Unknown Futures of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies" reflects on nearly three decades of the speaker's engagement with Women's Studies and its academic institutionalization in order to identify both ongoing and new challenges to the intellectual and political life of the field.

Robyn Wiegman is Professor of Literature and Women's Studies at Duke University, and former director of Women's Studies at both Duke and UC-Irvine. She has published Object Lessons (2012) and American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender (1995), and numerous anthologies, including Women's Studies on Its Own (2002) and Feminism Beside Itself (1995). She is currently working on Arguments Worth Having, which locates points of critical dissension in contemporary encounters between feminist, queer, and critical race thinking, and Racial Sensations, which uses theories of affect to analyze the toxic ecologies of race and sexuality in US culture.

A dessert and wine reception will follow the talk. All are welcome.