Mad and Valid: On Finding a Voice as a Women’s Historian

By Rachael Nuckles For the past few months, somewhere beneath the surface, I have been experiencing an unnamed emotion struggling to make itself known. This semester, I made it a goal to find my voice and let it be heard; staying true to that goal, I have been wrestling continuously with questions and concerns about my newfound identity as “women’s historian.” Doing history is not … Continue reading Mad and Valid: On Finding a Voice as a Women’s Historian

A Response to Everyone Who Asks me “Why Women’s and Gender History?”

By Madison Filzer Oftentimes I’m bombarded with the question, “Why would you get a master’s degree in Women’s And Gender History?” As if the work of Women and Gender Historians is insignificant and unnecessary with little to no place in a world outside of academia. This question suggests that I have done something wrong by choosing this path rather than attending law school straight out … Continue reading A Response to Everyone Who Asks me “Why Women’s and Gender History?”

Amina Wadud and Sherine Hafez: Activism and the Voices of Women in Arab Societies

By Marian Phillips During the final semester of my undergraduate degree at the University of Kansas, I took a course titled “Religion, Power, and Sexuality in Arab Societies” with Dr. Marwa Ghazali.  The course and the professor made a deep and everlasting impact on me. Throughout the course, I gained an abundance of knowledge on a variety of topics in Arab societies, such as religion, … Continue reading Amina Wadud and Sherine Hafez: Activism and the Voices of Women in Arab Societies

Carrie Chapman Catt: Suffrage and the Politics of Race

By Crystal Brandenburgh This summer marks the 100th anniversary of American women gaining the constitutional right to vote through the 19th Amendment. The upcoming centennial has sparked a flurry of new scholarship, including a reckoning over the often racist tactics of White suffragists, the exclusion of diverse voices from the suffrage movement, and the disfranchisement of Southern Black women, Native American women, and Asian immigrant … Continue reading Carrie Chapman Catt: Suffrage and the Politics of Race

A Meditation on Women’s History

By Sidney Wegener Not long ago, I found myself in an debate over what women’s history is with a woman who was white, cisgender, heterosexual, able bodied, and very wealthy. Her argument was that women’s history meant “all women” and there should be no need to differentiate between the histories of Black women and white women or trans women and cis women. In response, I … Continue reading A Meditation on Women’s History

PANEL: Education and Activism

Saturday March 2, 2013 10:00 AM This panel will be moderated by Dr. Kathryn Hearst of Sarah Lawrence College.  Feminist Pacifism and Gendered Nonviolence in the Age of New Media Amy Schneidhorst The Sixties anti-nuclear and anti-war group, Women Strike for Peace was known for its media savvy. Their creative direct action attracted broad media attention and created a space for moral and ethical critiques of realpolitik policy … Continue reading PANEL: Education and Activism

PANEL: Women and Cultural Activism

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 4:45 PM This panel will be moderated by current SLC Women’s History student, Robert Leleux. Out South of the Salt Line: Lesbians in the Court of Public Opinion Debbie Hicks Tourists recall images of the Gulf South port of Mobile, Alabama: teen Azalea Trail Maids as a pastel curtsy of antebellum hoop skirts; maskers rocking Mardi Gras floats; hurricane flooded … Continue reading PANEL: Women and Cultural Activism

PREVIEW: 15th Annual Women’s History Month Conference in Honor of Amy Swerdlow

Hello women’s history enthusiasts and loyal readers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year– namely, WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! To kick off the month of March, Sarah Lawrence College’s Women’s History graduate program hosts an annual conference, centered around a theme in women’s history and activism. This year, our conference honors the late Amy Swerdlow, historian, activist, member of Women Strike for Peace, and former … Continue reading PREVIEW: 15th Annual Women’s History Month Conference in Honor of Amy Swerdlow

WELCOME TO THE 2012 WOMEN’S HISTORY CONFERENCE ISSUE!

Well Hello There! March is Women’s History Month which means it’s time for the 14th Annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College {home to first-ever women’s history program and the subsequent founders of Women’s History Month}! To celebrate this year’s conference, R/V decided to profile some of this year’s most buzz-worthy presenters and performers! And, in spirit of the conference theme, “Women, the Arts … Continue reading WELCOME TO THE 2012 WOMEN’S HISTORY CONFERENCE ISSUE!

Breaking Boundaries & A Night of Spoken Word

This weekend the Sarah Lawrence community will be celebrating Women’s History Month with our 13th Annual Women’s History Month Conference, Breaking Boundaries: Body Politics & the Dynamics of Difference.  Friday, the conference opens with a plenary featuring Marilyn Wann (author of Fat! So?) then a Night of Spoken Word featuring Maria James-Thiaw and Lara Frater, plus other artists: Ms. MaDonna Awotwi a.k.a. Sankofa the Poet, … Continue reading Breaking Boundaries & A Night of Spoken Word