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Women’s Committee

The Women’s Committee seeks to foster discussions of transnational feminist scholarship with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches to social justice. The Women’s Committee carries out advocacy, theory, and praxis through membership recruitment and placement, the selection of co-chairs, program planning, coalition building, and the administration of the Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty.

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ASA Women’s Committee—Anzaldua Award 2014

The ASA Women’s Committee proudly announces the 2014 winner of the annual Gloria E. Anzaldua Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty: CONGRATULATIONS, CHE GOSSETT!

Che Gossett is a Black genderqueer independent scholar and activist who works to excavate queer of color AIDS activist and trans archives. They have received a research grant from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for their project on legacies of queer Black solidarity with Palestinian struggle, have been selected as a Martin Duberman visiting scholar with the New York Public Library and recently received the Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies from the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at the City University of New York. (Che Gossett)

The ASA Women’s Committee was intrigued by the thought-provoking quality and activist agenda of this year’s award applications. We are happy to extend an honorable mention to WALIDAH IMARISHA (Portland State University)!

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Looking Back to L.A.

Thank you L.A.!

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Come Join the ASA Women’s Committee for Its 2014 Meeting Events

The ASA Women’s Committee looks forward to welcoming you to its 2014 events:

***WOMEN’S BRUNCH***

Speaker: Grace Kyungwon Hong, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)

Saturday, November 8, 2014; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Westin Bonaventure, Avalon (L3)

***SESSIONS***

ASA Women’s Committee & Digital Humanities Caucus: Feminist Making I: Building Critical Contexts [Thursday, November 6, 2014; 8:00 am - 9:45 am; Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry A (L1)]

ASA Women’s Committee & Digital Humanities Caucus: Feminist Making II: Producing Cultural Critique [Thursday, November 6, 2014; 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry A (L1)]

ASA Women’s Committee: (En)gendering the Affects of Performance, Productivity, Pleasure and Pain [Thursday, November 6, 2014; 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm Westin Bonaventure, Beaudry B (L1)]

ASA International Committee & ASA Women’s Committee Talkshop I: Teaching American Studies Transnationally [Friday, Nov. 7, 2014; 2:00pm-3:45pm; Westin Bonaventure, San Bernardino (L1)]

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Looking forward…

...to our WOMEN’s BRUNCH on Saturday, November 8, 2014; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Westin Bonaventure, Avalon (L3)

...and our keynote speaker GRACE KYUNGWON HONG, University of California, Los Angeles (CA)...

...who will speak on…

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Women’s Committee Brunch

Please join us for the Women’s Committee Brunch on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Our invited guest speaker, Professor Grace Kyungwon Hong, University of California, Los Angeles will present a talk “Bringing Out The Dead”: Women of Color Feminism’s Prophetic Vision.”  We invite all students, faculty, and their allies to listen to our speaker, make new friends, and establish or renew scholarly and mentoring networks. For reservations: click here.

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