“Combustion: A Feminist Perspective on Cookstove Improvement Campaigns in India”

By Meena Khandelwal on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 Click Here to Watch This Program! Meena Khandelwal is best known for her pioneering research on Hindu celibacy and monastic life that puts gender at the center. Her book Women in Ochre Robes (SUNY Press 2004) focuses on the everyday lives of women initiated into sannyasa-one of several traditionsContinue reading ““Combustion: A Feminist Perspective on Cookstove Improvement Campaigns in India””

“Bread and Circuses: The Female Patrons of Ancient Pompeii”

By Brenda Longfellow, Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Click Here to Watch This Program! Brenda Longfellow is an associate professor and Head of the Art History division at the University of Iowa. She received her Ph.D. in classical art and archaeology from the University of Michigan, and her research is focused on the art and architecture ofContinue reading ““Bread and Circuses: The Female Patrons of Ancient Pompeii””

zp dala, Thursday October 20, 2016

“Sister Wives: Female Comrades in South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Struggles” Watch this program South Africa’s long struggle to transcend Apartheid has been widely documented, both pre- and post-democracy (1994), with an enduring focus on figures such as the late Dr. Nelson Mandela and the late Dr. Walter Sisulu. Less well-known are the stories of the womenContinue reading “zp dala, Thursday October 20, 2016”

Katherine Ryken, Tuesday March 22, 2016

“The Role of Physicians in Combating the Aftermath of Mass Rapes in Bosnia-Herzegovina” Watch this program Katherine Ryken is a third year medical student in the Carver College of Medicine with plans to pursue a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, with a focus on global health and human rights. Katie was the Fulbright Scholar to Bosnia-Herzegovina forContinue reading “Katherine Ryken, Tuesday March 22, 2016”

Elizabeth Heineman, Thursday, November 13, 2014

“Gendering International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law” Watch this program According to international humanitarian law, sexual violence is a grave crime in times of war.  Yet many states have inadequate laws to protect women from intimate partner violence.  Other domestic issues covered under the human rights framework, ranging from girls’ right to an education toContinue reading “Elizabeth Heineman, Thursday, November 13, 2014”