Speaker: Professor Adia Harvey Wingfield
Date and time: Friday November 5th, BURDINE 214, 1:30-3:00pm
Sociology of emotions research has focused on the ways that emotional performance can reproduce gender inequality, particularly in various occupations and organizations. Yet this research often overlooks the racial character of professional workplaces and how emotion work is experienced by racial/ethnic minorities. Based on 25 semi-structured interviews with black professionals, this talk addresses this gap in the literature by examining the ways that race shapes emotional performance in the professional work environment. I conclude that some emotions are, to an extent, marked “whites only” by virtue of the tokenization that black professionals experience in the workplace.
Professor Adia Harvey Wingfield (PhD John Hopkins, 2004) teaches sociology at Georgia State University. She has written widely on social stratification, work and occupations, and the intersections of race, class and gender. Professor Wingfield is the author of “Doing Business with Beauty: Black Women, Hair Salons, and the Racial Enclave Economy” (2008, Rowman and Littlefield), “Yes We Can? White Racial Framing and the 2008 Presidential Campaign” (with Joe Feagin, 2009 Routledge), and “Changing Times for Black Professionals” (2011, Routledge).
Department of Sociology Race and Ethnicity Speaker Series, in conjunction with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and the Warfield Center for African and African American Studies.
For more info: http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwsoc/4313.html
The University of Texas School of Social Work and SafePlace, Austin Present: The 5th Annual Liberation-Based Healing Conference
November 5 – 6, 2010.
National Conference Sponsors: Institute for Family Services • Center for Community Engagement at Lewis & Clark, Graduate School of Education and Counseling Affinity Counseling Group • Johns Hopkins University, Educational Psychology
University of Texas Co-Sponsors:
* University of Texas, Diversity Education Institute, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
* University of Texas, Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
* University of Texas, Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue
Central Texas Co-Sponsors:
SafePlace, Austin • ALLGO • American Gateways • Caritas of Austin • Center for Survivors of Torture • Con Mi MADRE • Refugee Services of Texas • St. Hildegard’s Community (Episcopal) • Travis County Behavioral Health Planning Partnership
The Gender and Sexuality Center and the Women’s Programming Alliance present “What Goods Are We Really Being Sold” on Tuesday, November 30, Jester A209A at 6:00 pm. “What Goods Are We Really Being Sold” examines popular advertising images and many of the underlying (and overlying) sexist and homophobic themes that run throughout.
The holidays is a time when a lot of people decide to come out to their friends and families back home. This Living with Pride is dedicated to helping you navigate what this might look like. “Coming Out for the Holidays” is on Wednesday, 11/17 at 5:00 pm in the Texas Union Sinclair Suite.
In 2006, a survey was completed to indicate the climate at the University of Texas at Austin’s campus according to the LGBTQ community. The survey determined that there were many areas in which individuals identifying as LGBTQ felt a lack of understanding, support, and fair treatment from some departments in general as well as from some specific faculty and staff members. Since then, the Gender and Sexuality Center has used the data to implement change to create a more positive and comfortable environment at UT for LGBTQ students.
The GSC plans to continue implementing change but wants to hear from the current LGBTQ community about what improvements still need to be made. A task force made up of six Masters of Social Work students is conducting this current study. The findings of this survey will be given to the GSC in order to assist in discovering the desired improvements.
In answering this survey, no identifying information will be asked of you as a respondent, keeping the survey 100% anonymous. Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Completion of this survey should take you 10-15 minutes. Some of the questions in this survey are very personal and could cause discomfort when responding; however, there are no other risks expected. You may discontinue taking the survey at any time. If you have any questions about this survey, you can contact GSCsurvey10@gmail.com. A copy of the results will be located in the Gender and Sexuality Center at the end of the semester for public viewing.
Whole Woman’s Health of Austin is looking for pro-choice interns for the upcoming Spring semester. Whole Woman’s Health is a privately owned feminist organization based in Austin, Texas, providing holistic care to women. We operate a group of women’s clinics across the United States offering comprehensive gynecology and reproductive healthcare, including abortion services. We are extremely active in politics and education in the communities we serve.
Interns will be primarily working in the administrative office, aiding Whole Woman’s Health in
conducting research, implementing a women’s history program in the clinics, and expanding and streamlining our network. Interns will also have the opportunity to meet people who have worked in abortion care for many years and make valuable contacts in the feminist, abortion care, and health care communities in Austin.
Please visit the website for more information on an internship for the Whole Women’s Health clinic. This is their link: http://www.wholewomanshealth.com/
Students interested in interning at Whole Woman’s Health should send their resume to April at
email@example.com. Any questions may also be directed to April. Students interested in interning at one of our clinics should contact those clinics directly at one of our following locations:
8401 N. IH 35 Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78753
Ghada Abdel Aal, Egypt’s Best Selling Girl-Blogger and Author of “I Want to Get Married!”
Thu, October 28, 2010 • 3:30 PM • AT&T Executive Education Center Room 105
A public lecture by the author of the best-selling book I Want to Get Married!
The rules may differ from country to country, but the dating game is a universal constant.
After years of searching for Mr. Right in living-room meetings arranged by family or friends, Ghada Abdel Aal, a young Egyptian professional, decided to take to the blogosphere to share her experiences and vent her frustrations at being young, single, and female in Egypt. Her blog, I Want to Get Married!, quickly became a hit with both men and women in the Arab world. With a keen sense of humor and biting social commentary, Abdel Aal recounts in painful detail her adventures with failed proposals and unacceptable suitors. There’s Mr. Precious, who storms out during their first meeting when he feels his favorite athlete has been slighted, and another suitor who robs her in broad daylight, to name just a few of the characters she runs across in her pursuit of wedded bliss.
I Want to Get Married! has since become a best-selling book in Egypt and the inspiration for a television series. This witty look at dating challenges skewed representations of the Middle East and presents a realistic picture of what it means to be a single young woman in the Arab world, where, like elsewhere, a good man can be hard to find.
The talk will be followed by a book signing at 7:00 PM at Book Woman (5501 N. Lamar Avenue)
Sponsored by: The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Arabic Flagship Program, and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Monday, October 25, 2010 • 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM • CPE 2.212
Professor Lucy Atkinson (Advertising)
Consumer choices are increasingly inflected with political and civic concerns. Buying organic coffee and fair trade chocolate introduces prosocial aspects into an otherwise private consumption choice. Past research demonstrates how consumer choices are motivated by love for others, such as children, but very little empirical evidence investigates how consumers are motivated to account for generalized, unknown others, such as workers in foreign countries. Based on depth interviews with ethical consumers, I argue that contemporary consumers are motivated to consider distant, generalized others through attention to their own concerns. By enacting a postmodern variant of the American Adam, contemporary ethical consumers fulfill their private concerns while also safeguarding the well-being of others and in so doing, embody the ideals and values of republican citizenship.
The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies presents:
Confronting Czech Gender Stereotypes: Harder Than Ever
Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague
Wednesday, November 10
Garrison Hall, room 1.102
What have Czech women been doing in the democratically restored public space after 1989? Has their emancipation directed by the communist state (1948-1989) left “positive” or “negative” traces upon their self-esteem, approaches to social functioning, ambition and goals? What do representations in the media say about women and their doings? Do authentic women produce information about “women’s issues” that is mostly readable and visible in the Czech media? Do they themselves validate timid, patient, conventionally feminine and heterosexually obedient behavior, which survives as the gender norm, because it pays, or are they under pressures to do so? Are there chances that Czech society, as one among many, will open itself to a gender change, in functioning and in representations?
Libuse Heczkova is a Visiting Professor from Charles University in Prague. This semester she is teaching a course in Czech Literature for CREEES.
For more information visit http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/creees/
Rice University’s Associate Professor of History Lora Wildenthal will present a lecture entitled “Asylum Rights between Left and Right: The German Case” The lecture, which is co-sponsored by the Institute for Historical Studies, is free and open to the public, and will take place next Monday, October 25, from 3:30-5:30, in the Sheffield Room (2.111) at the University of Texas School of Law. Please note the change in room location.
Professor Wildenthal is chair of the History Department at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Her areas of interest include modern Germany, European women, human rights and modern colonialism. Her current research examines what causes West Germans have considered to be “human rights” causes, and why West Germany had the kinds of human rights activists and experts that it did. She is currently completing a book to be entitled The Language of Human Rights in West Germany, which seeks to meet a need for studies of human rights activism that are closely contextualized in their domestic settings. Professor Wildenthal’s recent publications include “Human Rights Activism in Occupied and Early West Germany: The Case of the German League for Human Rights” (Journal of Modern History, September 2008), and German Women for Empire, 1884-1945 (Duke University Press, 2001).
Inga Markovits, ‘The Friends of Joe Jamail’ Regents Chair and Professor of Law at UT-Austin, will serve as respondent to Professor Wildenthal’s talk.
More information on Professor Wildenthal can be found on our website at: http://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/humanrights/events/speaker-series.php#wildenthal/. If you would like a copy of the paper, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, pasted below is the remainder of the schedule for the Happy Hour series this fall. We hope to see you at one or more of these events.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Samera Esmeir (Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley)
Title: “Temporalities of Struggle: National Liberation Movements and International Strategies of Rule”
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thomas Pogge (Philosophy, Yale University)
Title: “The Health Impact Fund: How to Make New Medicines Accessible to All”
3:30—5:30 in TNH 3.124
Part of the Law & Philosophy Program’s workshop series, co-sponsored by the Rapoport Center.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Paola Bergallo (Law, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires)
Title: “Cycles of Right to Health Litigation: The Elusive Argentine Experience”
Co-sponsored by LLILAS and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies.
The Counseling and Mental Health Center and the Counseling Psychology Program present a screening of:
A Documentary by Asad Kirmani
Staff Psychiatrist, CMHC
In 1973, The American Psychiatric Association struck the diagnosis of homosexuality from it’s diagnostic manual; up until then if you were gay, you were considered mentally ill by the medical profession. This was largely due to the impact of the Gay Rights movement, and its call for social justice. On the frontline of these struggles were people who were gender non-conformists (transsexuals, transvestites, drag queens and kings, two-spirit, etc.) who to this day are still considered mentally ill, or worse, morally infirm, by the medical/psychiatric establishment.
This film explores the history of Psychiatry and it’s treatment of gender non-conforming behavior. It begins with Magnus Hirschfield, the 19th-century German sexologist, and continues through the pioneering work of Harry Benjamin, the endocrinologist who first prescribed hormones to people wishing to transition to the opposite sex. We also explore contemporary psychiatric thought, which is beginning to revisit its concept of the gender binary.
Through the perspective of those that are currently undergoing transition, and having to deal with the mental health industry, and various scientists, doctors, artists, and historians, the film explores the impact science has on social mores, and vice-versa.
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Texas Union Theatre