Past Events


Tenth Annual Symposium on Gender and Sexuality Studies

The tenth annual Symposium on Gender and Sexuality Studies took place Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 3-9:00 pm in the Orgill Room, Clough Hall. The event showcased students’ scholarly and creative work in many disciplines, including English, Sociology, International Studies, Modern Languages and Religious Studies. The symposium culminated with a viewing of original short films produced by Rhodes and Memphis College of Arts students. Original student artwork was on display. Schedule.pdf


"Choice vs. Reproductive Justice: Which is Better for Women

The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program presented acclaimed author, Rickie Solinger, speaking on "Choice vs. Reproductive Justice: Which is Better for Women?".

Since the birth control pill (1960) and Roe v. Wade (1973) ideas about some women as poor choice-makers, and public policies regulating the choices all women can make, have fueled the attacks on reproductive freedom. The reproductive justice movement reflects women’s current struggles to claim reproductive autonomy, including the right to be a mother, and access to the resources women need to achieve reproductive dignity and full citizenship.

Rickie Solinger is the author of a number of books on reproductive politics and social justice, including Wake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race Before Roe v. Wade (Routledge, 1992), Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States (Hill & Wang, 2002), and Pregnancy and Power: A Short History of Reproductive Politics in America (NYU). Her latest book, Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know, published by Oxford University Press will be released on April 1, 2013.

Brown Bag Lecture - Lunch served on a first-come, first-served basis

Monday, March 04, 2013

12:00 pm

Orgill Room, Clough Hall

Co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology/Sociology, International Studies, Philosophy and Political Science; the African American Studies Program, and Kinney Women’s Services. 

Ninth Annual Symposium on Gender and Sexuality Studies

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program hosted its ninth annual student research symposium, featuring moderated sessions of scholarly and creative presentations by Rhodes students. As always, this event showcased the exciting work our undergraduates are doing on gender-related issues across disciplines.


Rosie the Riveter Project 2012

In honor of Women’s History Month, Jasmine Gilstrap ‘13 and Jerica Sandifer ’12 photographed 16 fellow students in the iconic pose of Rosie the Riveter from the famousWorld War II poster. In addition to the photos, Jasmine and Jerica collected stories from the students about being inspired by this empowering image of feminist strength. Go to the GSS facebook page to see the album.






The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and the Film Studies Program presented: !WOMEN ART REVOLUTION (a documentary film by Lynn Hershman Leeson) This event took place on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Buckman Hall room 108. Refreshments were provided and a discussion followed the film.



Antjie Krog Presentations

Internationally acclaimed South African writer and human rights activist Antjie Krog presented two events at Rhodes College in November. On Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall, she gave a lecture titled “Truth vs. Revenge: The Case of South Africa′s Post-Apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission." On Nov. 16 at 6 p.m., in Frazier Jelke A, she presented "A Poetry Reading: Color Never Exists Alone." Both events are free and open to the public.

Her Memphis visit was sponsored by Rhodes′ Creative Writing Program, the Dean′s Office, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Spence L. Wilson Chair for Humanities, African American Studies, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, the Lecture Board and the Department of Philosophy.


Rhodes hosted the 2009 ACS Women′s & Gender Studies Conference!

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