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NEWS
 
 
 
 
 
Events This Week
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From Allies to Comrades

Speaker: Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith)

Monday, Oct. 9
4:00-6:00pm
ACES Heritage Room, 1101 S. Goodwin Ave.

Abstract

How should those on the same side of a political struggle relate to each other? This talk looks at the figure of the comrade in various languages and movements to find a model for political relation today. Anyone, but not everyone can be a comrade.

Jodi Dean is the Donald R. Harter '39 Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She is the author and editor of twelve books, including Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies (2009), Blog Theory (2010), The Communist Horizon, and Crowds and Party(2016).

From Allies to Comrades is organized by the Collaborative for the Critical Study of Technology at the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. The event is co-sponsored by Anthropology, Center for Global Studies, English, Media and Cinema Studies, and Women and Gender in Global Perspectives. 

 
 
 
 

Hot Topics: Social Justice Dialogues
Domestic Violence and Sanctuary Cities


Monday, Oct. 9
7:00pm
616 E. Green Street, Suite 202

Moderated by: Meagan Smith Co-director of Three Spinners

 
 
 
 

Information Session for Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health

Thursday, Oct. 12
2:30-3:00pm
616 E. Green Street, Suite 201

The certificate in Global Health is open to all undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The certificate in Global Health is offered by LAS Global Studies in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP)

 
 
 
 

YMCA Friday Forum:
One Barrier Too Many: Understanding What It Means To Bicycle in Black and Latino Communities

Speaker: Dr. Charles Brown, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and Rutgers University

Friday, Oct. 13
12:00pm
University YMCA Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright Street, C.
Free lunch

More information here
Co-sponsored by WGGP

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
 

The Department of Sociology Graduate Student Advisory Council

Panel on Scholar Activism

 Wednesday, Oct. 18
4:00-5:30pm
Room 1065 Lincoln Hall

 Panelists include University of Illinois Sociology Faculty:

  • Asef Bayat, Catherine and Bruce Bastian Professor fo Global and Transnational Studies
  • Zsuzsa Gille, Director of LAS Global Studies
  • Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Assata Zerai, Associate Chancellor for Diversity

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

Lunch Symposium on Colleen Murphy's

The Conceptual Foundations of
Transitional Justice

(Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Monday, October 23
12:00-1:15pm
Max Rowe Auditorium, Law Building
(Lunch will be served to all participants beginning at 11:45am)

 

 
 
 
 

 

November Speaker
Professor Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela
Vice Provost for International Affairs & Global Strategies

Wednesday, Nov. 1
4:00-5:00pm
345 Armory Building,
505 E. Armory Avenue, C.
Light refreshments will be served

 

 

 

Each monthly event will offer a short presentation from our featured speaker about his/her research and work and then allow time to visit with faculty and graduate student to share ideas and meet others from across campus.

 
 
 
 
WGGP Fall Calendar of Events
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Full list of WGGP sponsored and co-sponsored events is available at http://www.ips.illinois.edu/wggp/

 
 
 
 
Faculty Affiliate News
 
 
 
 
 

 

WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Rebekah Niblock, College of Law and Staff Attorney at The Immigration Project

Rebekah will talk at the upcoming Hot Topics: Social Justice Dialogues on Domestic Violence and Sanctuary Cities which will be held October 9th at 7pm at the Women's Resources Center, 616 E. Green Street, Suite 202.

 

To learn more about our faculty affiliates, please visit here

If you are a WGGP Faculty Affiliate and you have news to share, please contact Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu or (217) 333-6221.

 
 
 
 
 
Alumni Spotlight
 
 
 
 

Bruna Romero-Melgar
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnna

GRID Minor, 2014
Master's in Economics, 2014

Current Position

My current position is Managing Director of Girls in Tech Bolivia located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

See full interview here

 
 
 
 
 
Announcements
 
 
 
 
 

WGGP will host the next monthly Coffee Hour on November 1st. 

Each month will bring a featured speaker and will allow time for faculty members and graduate students to talk about research and current events.

 
 
 
 
WGGP Graduate Minor and Undergraduate Certificate
 
 
 

WGGP offers a graduate minor in Gender Relations in International Development (GRID). The GRID interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address global human security and gender equity issues in research and policy analysis, as well as daily life. In this age of global economic transformation, it is especially necessary for researchers and practitioners to examine who gains and who loses from new policies, to assess the disparities in the impacts of reforms on women, men, and children, and to study the successful strategies and policies that appear.


To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu or by phone at 333-6221.

 
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate

Certificate in

Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

GLBL 240 and GLBL 440 are both offered Fall 2017

Certificate Description

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health beginning Fall 2015. This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

More information about the Global Health Certificate including upcoming information sessions is available here.

 
 
 
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