Upcoming Events
(Open to the Public)

March 4, 2014 (All day) to April 30, 2014 (All day)
Art Exhibition: Thomas Francisco
113 Dickinson Hall

"Creating/conceptualizing is what I love to do. Whether it be working on a photograph, graphic design problem, three dimensional art or the written word. I find inspiration and the potential of creating art in almost everything I see and do."

April 20, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Annual Black Men's Appreciation Dinner
Icahn Laboratory

This event seeks to celebrate the underrepresented and often underappreciated men of color, who wrestle daily with discrimination and seek to thrive despite these challenges and others.  Hosted by the Princeton Association of Black Women.

April 21, 2014 - 4:30pm
Lee Edelman: "Enjoyment, Enslavement, and the Queerness of Bad Education"
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall

Part of the English Department's 20th Century Colloquium, Lee Edelman, Fletcher Professor of English Literature at Tufts University, will speak.

April 22, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Spring Graduate Student Colloquium
Frist 114

"The Right to Privacy in Public" with Sarah Seo, Princeton University, Department of History.

April 22, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Meredith Miller Memorial Lecture with Alison Bechdel
McCormick 101

"Drawing Lessons: The Comics of Everyday Life" with Alison Bechdel.
Graphic artist Alison Bechdel discusses her different cartooning projects over the course of her career, from her long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For to her more recent autobiographical work.
Below are a few links for more information about her historical work in feminist/lesbian activism and culture.  
Web sites:  http://dykestowatchoutfor.com/; https://twitter.com/AlisonBechdel
On her graphic novel, Fun Homehttp://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/18/books/review/18wilsey.html?pagewanted=all
On the musical theatre adaptation of the novel:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/theater/reviews/fun-home-a-new-musical-at-the-public-theater.html; http://madwomanwithalaptop.com/2013/11/03/fun-home-or-visual-pleasure-and-dyke-spectatorship/; http://www.thefeministspectator.com/2013/10/22/fun-home/
On her second graphic novel, Are You My Mother?http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/books/are-you-my-mother-by-alison-bechdel.html?_r=0
On her “test” for feminism in films:  http://bechdeltest.com/
Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Nancy Miller endowed the Meredith Miller Lecture series in memory of their daughter, Meredith, Princeton class of 1993, who was murdered during a carjacking in Arlington, Virginia in 1994.  Although Meredith had not been a women’s studies student, her parents wanted to honor her commitment to the political, economic, and social concerns of women by establishing this lecture as a regular part of our program.  In this way, they chose to mark their daughter’s memory in a public and communal manner and to remember her, not only for her intelligence and her accomplishments as a student, but for her dedication to the ideals of feminism, as well as those of racial and religious freedom.  Meredith Miller was the salutatorian of her high school class and graduated from Princeton with honors, majoring in Politics.  After graduating from Princeton, she began a graduate degree at the George Washington School of Political Management and worked for “Emily’s List” in Washington.  She dedicated herself to her own community in Tampa, Florida and, as a volunteer, committed herself to feminist and Jewish issues.  At the time of her death, she was preparing for a career devoted to the concerns of women.  With this endowment, her parents and her brother have sought to perpetuate her memory and her ideals. The Program's Meredith Miller Memorial Lectures have been an annual event since 1996.

April 24, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Book Club Meeting: How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
113 Dickinson Hall

The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues for a very different understanding of what makes a successful child. Drawing on groundbreaking research in neuroscience, economics, and psychology, Tough shows that the qualities that matter most have less to do with IQ and more to do with character: skills like grit, curiosity, conscientiousness, and optimism.
How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of scientists and educators who are radically changing our understanding of how children develop character, how they learn to think, and how they overcome adversity. It tells the personal stories of young people struggling to stay on the right side of the line between success and failure. And it argues for a new way of thinking about how best to steer an individual child - or a whole generation of children - toward a successful future. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage listeners; it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.
Lunch will be provided. Please rsvp to voelcker@princeton.edu.

April 26, 2014 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
A Reading of Hoodwinked, and Symposium
Jimmy Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau Street

The Play - Hoodwinked is a documentary play created by McCarter Theatre's Artistic Director Emily Mann out of interviews, transcripts, and other primary sources. Inspired by questions, confusion, and misinformation that circulated in the media after the Fort Hood massacre, Hoodwinked explores Radical Islam/Islamism and the dangers that ideology can pose not only to western nations but also to moderate/traditional Muslims around the world.  The play uses an experimental dramatic structure to weave together scenes inspired by real conversations, speeches, video, and performance of primary text and is designed to be a catalyst for discussion and political action. Major support for the development of Hoodwinked has been provided by the National Foundation for the Arts. 
The SymposiumHoodwinked raises and explores challenging issues and ideas. As a piece of theatre meant to spark dialogue and debate, it is essential that the public reading is complimented by a gathering of high-level scholars, journalists, activists, and policy makers grappling with the issues at the center of the play. Examples of topics to be explored might include: current trends in counter-terrorism, gender politics in the Muslim world, the dangers of extremism, the growth of radicalization in western countries, promoting understanding of tarditional/moderate Islamic ideas, representations of Islam in the U.S. media, and radical Islam and hte Arab Spring. The symposium will begin with the public reading of Hoodwinked, followed by a variety of opportunities for dialogue and further learning.
This reading and symposium are made possible by The Lewis Center for the Arts, McCarter Theatre Center, The Princeton University Council on the Humanities, The Princeton University Department of English, the Woodrow Wilson School, and the Princeton University Community Based Learning Initiative.

April 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
Arvind Narrain on India's Recriminalization of Homosexuality
Location to be announced

Leading Indian activist, Arvind Narrain, will discuss the December ruling of the Supreme Cort which recriminalized homosexuality.  This decision is being viewed as one of the most serious setbacks to global LGBTQ movements in recent memory.
Co-sponsored by the Queer Desi Tigers, Hindu Life Program, LGBT Center, Office of Religious Life, Princeton Hindu Satsangam, Program in South Asian Studies and South Asian Student Association.

April 30, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
FFR LGBTQ Spring Lecture
McCormick 106

Disciplines of Desire and Identity: Exploring Queer & Asian-American Scholarship.
How does Queer Studies engage the studies of race and ethnicity? How does the field of Asian-American Studies contribute to our understanding of gender and sexuality? Join us for an all-star panel featuring David L. Eng (English, University of Pennsylvania), Gayatri Gopinath (Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University), and Amy Sueyoshi (Associate Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University), to discuss the multiplicity and interconnectness of these two fields.
Cosponsored by the Fund for Reunion and the LGBT Center.

May 6, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Senior Thesis Presentations
113 Dickinson Hall

Please join us as our GSS certificate students present their senior thesis research, followed by a short Q&A. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to voelcker@princeton.edu.

May 15, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Book Club Meeting: Thrive by Arianna Huffington
113 Dickinson Hall

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world.
Lunch will be provided. Please rsvp to voelcker@princeton.edu.

May 29, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Reunions 2014 - Panel on Mentorship
Robertson Hall Bowl 1

A panel consisting of alumni/ae, and moderated by GSS Director Professor Jill Dolan, discussing mentorship. Panel members to be announced. More information coming soon!

June 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Class Day Reception
Presidential Dining Hall - Prospect House

Refreshments and light fare will be served.

October 6, 2014 (All day)
Symposium with Nick Krieger
Location to be announced

A native of New York, Nick Krieger realized at the age of twenty-one that he’d been born on the wrong coast, a malady he corrected by transitioning to San Francisco. His writing has earned several travel-writing awards and has been published in multiple travel guides. He aspires to be a stay-at-home dad (with or without kids), and spends his time practicing yoga, eating cereal, and queering all that he can. He holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco.
More information coming soon!

December 2, 2014 (All day)
Symposium with Marta Cunningham
Location to be announced

More information coming soon!