Events

  • 4/24
    Suzanne Leonard, author of Wife, Inc.

    According to Wife, Inc., dating, marital commitment, and married life have been reconfigured in the 21st century, such that the work of wifedom occurs in online dating sites, on reality television, in social media, and on the campaign trail. No longer the stuff of marriage vows, these realms are now controlled by brand management and marketability. To prosper, women must appear confident, empowered, and sexually savvy. In conversation with Elisa Kreisinger, Executive Producer at Refinery29 and host of the podcast and video series Strong Opinions Loosely Held, author Suzanne Leonard will guide listeners through the stages of this new “wife cycle” at Bluestockings in New York.

    April 24th, 2018

    7 PM

    Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

    Wife, Inc.
  • 4/28
    Antony Alumkal, author of Paranoid Science

    Antony Alumkal will discuss his recent book Paranoid Science: The Christian Right's War on Reality at Denver's Secular Hub. The book details how Christian Right leaders create paranoid conspiracy theories to attack science when scientific theories or practices threaten their religious beliefs. In the process, they create their own alternative reality. Case study chapters examine intelligent design creationism, the "ex-gay" movement (conversion therapy), efforts to restrict biotechnology, and religiously-based climate change denial. One Christian Right leader called Paranoid Science "a really wretched book." Come find out what got him so upset.

    April 28th, 2018

    5 PM - 7 PM

    Secular Hub 3100 Downing St, Unit C, Denver, CO 80205

    Paranoid Science
  • 5/7
    Jill Norgren, author of Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers

    Jill Norgren will speak about her new book Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers: Lives in the Law at the Wilson Center in DC. This event is part of the Washington History Seminars series and is free and open to the public.

    May 7th, 2018

    4 PM - 5:30 PM

    Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Stories from Trailblazing Women Lawyers
  • 5/9
    Barbara Sutton, author of Surviving State Terror

    The Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department  at the University at Albany presents the book launch of Surviving State Terror: Women’s Testimonies of Repression and Resistance in Argentina by Barbara Sutton. This event is free and open to the public.

    May 9th, 2018

    12:30 PM

    Standish Room, Science Library, University at Albany, Uptown Campus

    Surviving State Terror
  • 5/15
    Christopher Grobe, author of The Art of Confession

    Christopher Grobe will discuss The Art of Confession at The Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago. The Art of Confession argues that, in postwar America, artists forged a new way of being in the world in which identity became a kind of work—always ongoing, never complete—to be performed on the public stage. Grobe will be joined in conversation by John H. Muse, assistant professor in English and Theater & Performance Studies at University of Chicago. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

    May 15th, 2018

    6 PM - 7:30 PM

    The Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

    The Art of Confession
  • 5/17
    Michael Oluf Emerson, author of Market Cities, People Cities

    Market Cities, People Cities completely changes our vocabulary about how cities evolve. Michael Emerson and Kevin Smiley examine diverging trends through extended case studies of Houston, Texas as a market city and Copenhagen, Denmark as a people city, and draw on data from nearly 100 other cities to track the history of how these two types of cities have been created and how they function for governments and residents in various ways, examining transportation, the environment, and inequality.

    May 17th, 2018

    7 PM - 8:30 PM

    Rice University, BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main Street at University, Houston, TX 77030

    Market Cities, People Cities
  • 5/31
    Joyce Antler, author of Jewish Radical Feminism

    Jewish women were undeniably instrumental in shaping the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, yet historians and participants themselves have overlooked their contributions as Jews. This has left many vital questions unasked and unanswered—until now. Delving into archival sources and conducting extensive interviews with these fierce pioneers, Joyce Antler’s Jewish Radical Feminism has at last shattered the silence at the crossroads of being Jewish and feminist. Presented by the American Jewish Historical Society in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Archive. Advance tickets are available here for $10 (12$ at the door).

    May 31st, 2018

    7 PM

    American Jewish Historical Society, 15 West 16th Street New York, NY 10011

    Jewish Radical Feminism
  • 7/20
    Wendy Rouse, author of Her Own Hero

    Join Women & Children First Bookstore in Chicago for a talk on the history of women's self defense featuring Wendy Rouse, author of Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women's Self Defense Movement.

    July 20th, 2018

    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Women & Children First Bookstore, 5233 N Clark St, Chicago, Illinois 60640

    Her Own Hero