Women’s Studies Presents ‘Futuristic Females’

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The Women’s and Gender Studies program celebrates Women’s History Month with a lecture series “Futuristic Females: Women in Science and Science Fiction.”

The series kicks off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, with a screening of “Orgasm, Inc.,” a documentary about the quest to create a libido-enhancing pill for women. A discussion follows. Both are in Room 108 of University Hall.

On Wednesday, March 4, Susana Morris (Auburn University) will discuss “Black Women, Afrofuturism, and Feminism” at noon in the Central Library’s sixth floor parlor.

Sarah Richardson (Harvard University) will present “Gender and Epigenetics: Control, Intervention, and Agency at the Maternal-Fetus Nexus” at noon Friday, March 6, in the sixth floor parlor of the Central Library.

The event’s keynote speaker, New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris, creator of the Sookie Stackhouse series of mystery novels that inspired the hit TV series “True Blood,” will speak Tuesday, March 24.

Additionally, doctoral candidate Mylynka Kilgore-Mueller (History) will speak on March 18 and a mini-conference will be held March 23 in conjunction with the UT Arlington ACES program. For more details, visit the Women’s and Gender Studies website.

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The 29th Annual Women’s History Month Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m.
University Hall, Room 108
“Orgasm, Inc.” a film documentary. A moderated discussion will be held after the film.

Wednesday, March 4, noon
Central Library, Sixth Floor Parlor
Susana Morris (Auburn University), “Gods and Monsters: Black Women, Afrofuturism and Feminism”
Co-sponsored by the Center for African American Studies.

Friday, March 6, noon
Central Library, Sixth Floor Parlor
Sarah Richardson (Harvard University), “Gender and Epigenetics: Control, Intervention, and Agency at the Maternal-Fetal Nexus”
Co-sponsored by the Department of History

Tuesday, March 17, 7 p.m.
University Hall, Room 108
“Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement,” a film documentary; a panel discussion follows the film.
Co-sponsored by the Office for Students with Disabilities and the Disability Studies Minor

Wednesday, March 18, noon
University Hall, Room 108
Mylynka Kilgore-Mueller (UT Arlington, Ph.D. candidate), “Gendered Geographies: The African Exploration of Alexandrine Tinne, 1860-1864”

Monday, March 23, 1 p.m.
Central Library, Sixth Floor Parlor
Women’s & Gender Studies Mini-Conference
(In conjunction with the 2015 ACES conference, the Women’s & Gender Studies Program will host undergraduate and graduate students presenting their original scholarship on women, gender, or related topics. Presenters will be considered for the Women’s & Gender Studies Student Excellence Awards, to be awarded at ACES on March 25.)
Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute, the Office of the Provost, the Department of English, and the Writing Center

Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Central Library, Sixth Floor Parlor
Charlaine Harris (author); a book signing will follow.
Co-sponsored by Women’s & Gender Studies, Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts Festival of Ideas Global Research Institute, the English Department, and the Writing Center

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