Women's Studies colloquium

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information: wsdept@hawaii.edu

WS - Celebrating 40 years @ UHManoa


Spring 2017 Schedule

Friday Jan 27; 12:30-2:00
Margaret Maaka: Hoʻokulāiwi: Using Indigenous Frameworks to Build Community Capability
Margaret Maaka is professor of Educational Psychology and Director of Hoʻokulāiwi: Center for Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Education. She is co-founder of the AERA Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific Special Interest Group and serves on the International Research Advisory Board of the New Zealand Māori Center for Research Excellence.

Friday Feb 10; 12:30-2:00
Oceana Francis: An Introduction to Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering
Oceana Francis is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a joint appointment in Sea Grant and is a registered professional civil engineer in Hawaiʻi and Alaska. Her research involves coastal and hydraulics engineering, particularly climate change impacts on wind-generated waves and currents which affect onshore/offshore infrastructure.

Friday Mar 17; 12:30-2:00
Veronica Bindi: Physics and gender: a point of view of a female physicist.
Veronica Bindi is an Associate Professor of Physics working on the AMS experiment installed on the International Space Station to study dark matter, cosmic rays and space radiation for future manned missions to Mars.

Bindi is dedicated to increasing diversity in STEM by facilitating the participation of women; her research group is 75% women.  She participated in the 2012 Woman in Diplomacy initiative sponsored by Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Transforming Institutions by Gendering Contents and Gaining Equality in Research projects in Pisa and London, and was featured in the European Institute for Gender Equality Women Inspiring Europe 2013 initiative, which promotes the visibility of women breaking gender stereotypes.

Friday Apr 7; 12:30-2:00
Kathy Ferguson: Anarchist Women and the Politics of Walking
Kathy E. Ferguson is Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi, specializing in political theory, feminist theory, and anarchism. She recently published Emma Goldman: Political Thinking in the Streets and is currently writing two books about anarchism and feminism.

Fall 2016 Schedule

Friday Sept 2; 12:30-2:00
Christine Ahn: Women Cross DMZ: Reflections on Women's Peacebuilding in Korea
Christine Ahn 
is the Executive Director of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women's leadership in peace building. She is co-founder of the Korea Peace Network, Korea Policy Institute and Global Campaign to Save Jeju Island.

Friday Sept 23; 12:30-2:00
Piper Harron: How to Become a Liberated Mathematician in 13 Painful Years
Piper Harron
earned her PhD in mathematics from Princeton University in January 2016. What is more interesting is that she started in 2003, left in 2009, had her first child in 2011, and her second child in 2014. Her PhD thesis earned recognition for its humorous style and blunt social commentary. She is currently a Temporary Assistant Professor at UH Manoa.

Friday Oct 7; 12:30-2:00
Kristin Pauker: Believing that Prejudice Can Change: Implications for Children's Interracial Anxiety
Kristin Pauker is Director of the UHM Intergroup Social Perception lab and 2016 recipient of the BOR Excellence in Research Award. She earned her Ph.D. from Tufts University. Born and raised in Hawaii, Pauker's research explores how a person's immediate environment and culturally-shaped theories about race impact basic social perception, social interactions, and stereotyping.

Friday Oct 28; 12:30-2:00
Monique Chyba: Mathematics: Think Again ...
Monique Chyba
earned her Phd thesis in Mathematics from the University of Geneva and the University of Burgundy in1997. Her expertise lies in the development of geometric optimal control methods and their application to physics, biology and engineering.

Friday Nov 18; 12:30-2:00
Andrew Dellinger: Selling Feminist Messages: Social Progressivism in Sports Entertainment
Andrew Dellinger
is a Women's Studies graduate student. His interests include public atheism, monetary policy and the creation of progressive media products.

Spring 2016 Schedule

Fighting for Theories of Race and Gender: Pacific Islander Teens Confront Violent Legacies
Dr. Katherine Irwin, Associate Professor, Sociology Department and Dr. Karen Umemoto, Professor and Chair, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai‘i Manoa
>> January 29 (Friday) - 12:30 to 2:00 pm, Saunders 244

Connecting the Dots: Why Gender Equality is Key to Solving the Climate Crisis
Cate Owren, Senior Officer of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Global Gender Office (GGO)
>> February 12 (Friday) - 12:30 to 2:00 pm, Saunders 244

Talk by Dr. Julie Guthman, Associate Professor, Department of Community Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz
>> February 25 (Thursday) - 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Architecture 205 (Auditorium)

Talk by Dr. Richa Nagar, Professor, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota, Author of Muddying the Waters: Coauthoring Feminisms Through Scholarship and Activism
>> March 11 (Friday) - 12:30 to 2:00 pm, Saunders 244

Talk by History Deptartment student panel in celebration of Women History Month
Chaired by Shirley Buchanan, History Department, University of Hawai‘i Manoa
>> March 11 (Friday) - 12:30 to 2:00 pm, Saunders 244

Capstone Presentation for WS 650
>> May 6 (Friday) - 12:30-2:00 pm, Saunders 244

Fall 2015 Schedule

Looking Forward, Looking Backward Panel Discussion
Senator Cynthia Thielen, Paula Nakata, Nick Chagnon, Iasha King, and Lovely Highley
>> September 18 (Friday) - 12:30-2.00 pm, Saunders 624 (Friedman room)

The Hunting Ground film screening
Organized by Pau Violence, Women’s Center, University of Hawaii Mānoa 4:30 pm, Art Auditorium
>> September 22 (Tuesday) - 4:30 pm, Art Auditorium

Women Workers and Class Struggle in the Waikiki: Panel Discussion
Featuring members of Local 5 union discussing the fight to unionize at Aston Waikiki, and the role of women organizers
>> October 16 (Friday) - 12:30-2:00 pm, Saunders 541

Redundant Men and Machine-like Women in the Shadows of Nehruvian Planned Development
Nandini Chandra, Professor, Delhi University
>> November 6 (Friday) - 12:30-2:00 pm, Saunders 541

The Hunting Ground - Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Organized by Women’s Studies Department, University of Hawaii Mānoa
>> November 20 (Friday) - 12:30-3:30 pm, Kuykendall Auditorium

Hawaiian Women’s History: WS Student Panel
Shirley Buchanan, Chair
>> December 4 (Friday) - 12:30-2:00 pm, Saunders 541

Capstone Presentation for WS 650
>> December 11 (Friday) - 12:30-2:00 pm, Saunders 541