Gender Out of Bounds

Cross-Disciplinary Conversations About the Unexpected, Surprising Ways That Gender Matters in Our Diverse Fields

"Gender out of Bounds” features informal faculty seminars, formal campus presentations, and special guest lectures by visiting speakers. The series highlights the unexpected, even surprising ways in which we approach questions of gender and sexuality from diverse fields of study. In sharing how different disciplines approach gender as a core category of analysis, we make visible how gender matters: in our pedagogy, in our research, in our public discourse. At the same time, the "Gender out of Bounds" series emphasizes the centrality of interdisciplinary thinking to the field of Women's and Gender Studies, a field which forges connections across the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

Current Schedule for Fall 2019

Happening this semester at SUNY Oneonta

Goddess of Song: Women in 20th Century Popular Music

Rebecca Harrington (SUNY Health Educator & Local Musician)

Thursday September 26th at 5:30pm in the Center for Multicultural Experiences (Lee Hall)

Unseemly Legacies: Gender, Political Violence, and the Arts of Governance in India

Dr. Shahin Kachwala (Visiting Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies)

Thursday November 7th at 5:30pm in the Center for Multicultural Experiences (Lee Hall)

Past Programs

Past Presentations for Gender Out of Bounds

Fall 2018 Series

Thursday, September 20, 2018

5pm – 6pm

CME, Lee Hall

Dr. Harmony Siganporia

Assistant Professor and Co-Chair of Communication Area

Topic: I am the Widow': of 'empathetic' male reformers and the beginnings of the 'women's question' in India"

Thursday, October 18, 2018

5pm – 6pm

CME, Lee Hall

Dr. Charlene Christie
Professor of Psychology

Department Chair of Women’s and Gender Studies
Topic: “Sexism and Singlism: The double-edged sword of gender and relationship-status”

Thursday, November 29, 2018
5pm – 6pm
CME, Lee Hall
Dr. Melinda Brennan
Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
Topic: "In a Cruel Voice: Willful Misattribution and the Mechanics of Hate"

Spring 2018 Series

Thursday, February 15, 2018
5pm – 6pm
CME, Lee Hall
Dr. Laurel Elder
Professor of Political Science &
Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies
Hartwick College

Topic: “Presidential Candidate Spouses: Public Opinion from Hillary to Bill”

Wednesday March 21, 2018
4:30pm – 6pm
CME, Lee Hall
Dr. Tracy Betsinger
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Topic: “Corn Mother, Caries, and Sex: Patterns of Health and Diet in Prehistoric Tennessee”

Fall 2017 Series

Wednesday September 13, 2017

4:30pm – 6pm

CME Great Room, Lee Hall

Dr. Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut

Art History

Topic: “Juan Luna’s Parisian Life: French Modernity and the Formation of the Filipino Nation-State in 19th-Century Paris”

Wednesday November 8th

5pm - 6:30pm.

Lee Hall (multipurpose room)

Dr. Rahul Rastogi


Topic: “Womanhood and Open Defecation in Rural India”

Thursday, November 30, 2017

4pm - 5:30pm

Milne Conference Room 318

Dr. Alanna Rudzik

Assistant Professor Anthropology

Topic: “Marginalized Mothering: identity and visions of the future among low-income adolescent mothers from São Paulo, Brazil”

Spring 2017 Series

Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Union Square, Hunt Union
Dr. Marita Gilbert
Director, Gender and Sexuality
Resource Center, SUNY Oneonta
Topic: “Visible Seams: Black Women at the Juncture of Service and Spectacle”

Tuesday., March 14, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Craven Lounge, Morris Hall
Dr. Melinda Brennan
Assistant Professor of Women’s
& Gender Studies, SUNY Oneonta
Topic: “Unnecessarily Naturalized: Documentation, Borders, and Feminist Resistance”

Fall 2016 Series

Friday, September 30, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Milne Library - Room 318
Dr. Kristen Blinne
Assistant Professor, Communication and Media Department, SUNY Oneonta
Topic:“Pubic Relations: Untangling Partner Preferences & Pubic Hair Politics”

Tuesday., November 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Milne Library, Room 318
Dr. Melinda Brennan
Assistant Professor of Women’s
& Gender Studies, SUNY Oneonta
Topic: “Radicalized Masculinity in Flight: Syrians, Mexicans, and White Supremacy”

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