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Fall 2023

September 8-9
Women's and Gender Studies at 50: From the Past into the Future (Click to register)
dr. kaye     With Keynote Speaker Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead
     September 8, 1-4 pm
     September 9, 9:30 am-3:30 pm
     Space limited! Registration required.


September 27
Historic Columbia Bus Tour
Space limited! Registration required.

September 27
jules headshot     Guest Lecture with Dr. Jules Gill-Peterson 
     "Sex Work and Speculation: What is Trans Womanhood's History?"
      Space limited! Registration required. 


October 9
dr_brooks    Annual Adrenée Glover Freeman Lecture with Dr. Daphne A. Brooks 
   "Kitchen Insurrections: Porgy & Bess, Mamba's Daughters, Black Women Musicians
     & the End of an Era/Error"
      Registration required. 


November 8
 hinton    Guest Lecture with Dr. Rosalind Hinton
     "Louisiana: Cancer Alley and Community Eco-activism"
       Registration required. 


November 29
gervaize     Guest Lecture with Dr. Pat Gervaize
     "Infertility and Its Treatment: The Stepchild of the Women’s Health Movement"
    Registration required. 




Spring 2024

January 20
Graduate Student Conference
Registration required. 

March 20
Guest Lecture with Dr. Monica McLemore
Registration required. 

April 4
Annual Dr. Mary Baskin Waters Lecture with Dr. Vanessa Gamble

April 11
Poetry Slam with Dr. Ed Madden
Finney Center 

May 19-23
Undergraduate Summer Institute with South Carolina Women's and Gender Studies
Registration required. Details coming soon. 



Annual Lectures


Previous Events

  • January 18,2023: Post-Roe in the US: Lessons Learned Globally to Inform Local Action with Dr. Deborah Billings Event Flyer [pdf]
  • January 18-22, 2023: Girls Speak - Women's Well-Being Initiative Exhibition Event Flyer [pdf]
  • January 30, 2023 “Getting Zucked:” Examining Digital Violence and Injustice Online and IRL with Dr. Kishonna Gray. Part of the Violence (In)Justice Press Play Lecture Series.
  • February 6, 2023 Teaching Social Justice Seminar Event flyer [pdf]
  • March 23rd: Troubling the Public During Troubling Times with Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom Event Flyer [pdf]
  • March 24th: Stigma, Sensitivity, and Surveys: Measuring Abortion Post-Dobbs with Dr. Laura Lindberg Event Flyer [pdf]
  • Violence (In)Justice Lecture Series
  • August 25-September 29, 2022: Socially Engaged Ceramics (learn more on the SVAD website)
  • October 6, 2022: Travelling Black: A Story of Race and Resistance with Mia Bay Event Flyer [pdf]
  • October 6-27, 2022: Feminist Horror Film Series: Family Trouble: Parenthood, Gender, and the Monstrous-Feminine (learn more on the Honors College website)
  • October 12-26, 2022: Fall Literary Festival (learn more on the University Library website)
  • October 17, 2022: Adrenée Glover Freeman lecture with Dr. Aisha Durham Event Flyer [pdf]
  • February 10-13, 2022: The 2022 Comparative Literature Conference: Truth in the Late Foucault (learn more on the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures website)
  • February 11, 2022 at 2PM: Writing workshop with Briallen Hopper Event Flyer [pdf]
  • February 12, 2022 at 4:30PM: Odd Birds Books reading with Briallen Hopper – Easy to Love: An alternative Valentine’s Day event celebrating friendship, queerness, spinsterhood, and family Event Flyer [pdf]
  • March 2, 2022 at 4:30PM: Programs of Life with Dr. Patrick R. Grzanka Event Flyer [pdf]
  • March 31, 2022 at 6PM: Dr. Mary Baskin Waters Lecture with Dr. Ruha Benjamin Event flyer [pdf]
  • April 4, 2022 at 4:30PM: Kashmir: The Personal is Political Event flyer [pdf]
  • Climates Theme Semester Violence (In)justice Lecture Series: Transgressed: Intimate Partner Violence in Transgender Lives Event Information
  • University Libraries' Fall Literary Festival event with Jacqueline Woodson, children's author Event Information
  • Climates Theme Semester Violence (In)justice Lecture Series: Intersectionality and Youth Violence Event Information
  • Climates Theme Semester Violence (In)justice Lecture Series: Racialized State Violence and the Paradox of Mothers’ (In)visibility Event Information
  • Religion, Sexuality and Freedom: a Talk with Dr. Emily Kazyak and Dr. Kelsy Burke  Event Flyer [pdf]
  • A Talk with Irish Poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin Event Flyer [pdf]
  • TC Tolbert, editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry  Event Flyer [pdf]
  • Claudia Smith Brinson discusses Stories of Struggle: The Clash over Civil Rights in South Carolina  Event Flyer [pdf]
  • Matias Viegener joins Dr. Ed Madden's "Queer Times, Queer Lives" Event Flyer [pdf]
  • Joseph Valente and Margot Gayle Backus discuss their work The Child Sex Scandal and Modern Irish Literature  Event Flyer [pdf]
  •  WGST 298 welcomes Cooper Lee Bombardier to discuss Pass with Care  Event Flyer [pdf]
  • 27th Annual Adrenée Glover Freeman Lecture with Sandra Rattley #UNLADYLIKE 2020
  • CAS Justice Theme Semester guest speaker Lewis Raven Wallace
  • The Challenges and Rewards of Social Justice Guided Teaching and Research and Activism with Dr. Lynn Weber
  • Rethinking Recognition: Overcoming Displacement and Reification in Cultural Politics with Georgia Warnke
  • Southern Truth Award Lecture with Dorothy Allison, part of the Deckle Edge Literary Festival
  • 26th Annual Adrenée Glover Freeman Lecture with Valerie Smith
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