GSWS Graduate Student Colloquium 2019: A Preview

By Reema Faris, PhD Student

January 24, 2019

As a cohort of graduate students in the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (SFU), we are a diverse group.

Our ages, our backgrounds, our interests, our orientations, our paths to grad school, our research, our hopes, dreams, and ambitions encompass a panoply of humanity and human experience.

This Thursday, January 24, 2019, we will be hosting a colloquium to showcase the work we do and to showcase who we are collectively and individually, as feminist scholars and as proud feminists.

When the program starts at 10:00 a.m. (the doors will open at 9:30 a.m.), Nerida, Sarah, Jess, and Nadine will tackle an array of topics extending from queering Mormon polygamy to the representation of LGBTQ2S+ workers in the Canadian labour movement to the impact of Canada’s immigration system on LGBTQ+ refugees, and LGBTQ rural history in British Columbia.

After a brief break around noon, Thuy, Veronica, Kaitlyn, and I will explore subjects ranging from the management and leadership capacity of intellectual women to second generations within immigrant families and their experience of violent crime to the contemporary #MeToo movement and digital feminist movements to gender roles, anger, and the persistence of women.

Join us.

Learn about the relevant and consequential issues that occupy our time and attention. Each presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer period, which allows audience members to engage in the material we present and to offer us new ways of thinking about our work.

It’ll be a day of learning, sharing, and collaboration that highlights our academic efforts and, perhaps more importantly, demonstrates the ways in which our work helps to make sense of the world today.

On behalf of the GSWS graduate student caucus, I am pleased to extend this invitation to you all and we look forward to welcoming you at this year’s colloquium.

GSWS Graduate Student Colloquium 2019

Thursday, January 24
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

SFU Harbour Centre Campus, Room 2270

This event is FREE. Limited seating available.