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2018 Moe Lecture

April 11, 2018

Cherrie Moraga, will be presenting as the 2018 Moe lecturer. She is an internationally recognized poet, playwright, essayist and memoirist who began her writing career as the co-editor (with Gloria Anzalda) of the avant-garde feminist work, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. As a political and literary essayist, she has published several collections of writings, including: A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness; Loving in The War Years: Lo que nunca pas por sus labios; The Last Generation; and, Waiting in the Wings: Portrait of a Queer Motherhood. Moraga is the recipient of the United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature, the American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Lambda Foundation's "Pioneer eaward, among other honors.

As a playwright, she has received two Fund for New American Plays Awards, the NEA's Playwrights' Fellowship, as well as a Drama-logue and Critics Circle Award, and the Pen West Award. She has published three volumes of plays: Heroes & Saints & Other Plays; The Hungry Woman/Heart of the Earth and, Watsonville/Circle in the Dirt. Last year, Moraga premiered and directed her newest work, The Mathematics of Love at Brava Theater Center in San Francisco.

For over twenty years, Maestra Moraga served as an Artist in Residence in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University. There she mentored a full generation of now published writers and professional playwrights who credit Moraga as one of their most influential teachers. In 2017, la Maestra began her tenure as a Professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where with her artistic partner, Celia Herrera Rodriguez, she has instituted Las Maestras: Center for Chicana and Indigenous Thought and Art Practice.

The Moe Visiting Lectureship is endowed by Robert and Karin Moe in honor of their daughter, Kris Burke Moe, class of 1984. Since its inaugural year in 2000, the Moe Lectureship has allowed GWSS to bring top feminist scholars to the Gustavus community. The Moe Lectures represent the interdisciplinary and intersectional nature of the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program, bringing expertise from various field including anthropology, cultural studies, biology, literature, philosophy, history, and law.

Following the lecture there will be a time for questions as well as a book signing. This event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming events
Date Event
Apr 11, 2018 78 pm 2018 Moe Lecture Hall
Past events
Date Event
Mar 20 79:30 pm 3rd Gustavus Latino FilmFest - Bajar Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Mar 6 79:30 pm 3rd Gustavus Latino FilmFest - Ixcanul [Volcano] Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Feb 27 79:30 pm 3rd Gustavus Latino FilmFest - Guaran Auditorium, Nobel Hall
Apr 22, 2016 7:309 pm 2016 Moe Visiting Lecturer: Professor Kimberl Crenshaw Hall
7:309:30 am "From Rosa Parks to Sandra Bland: Does the Arc of Struggle Bend Towards Justice for Black Women?" - Kimberle Crenshaw Hall
Mar 1, 2016 45 pm Promotion to Full Professor Discussion, Board Room
Nov 20, 2015 45:30 pm GWSS Research Mixer Room B - Heritage Banquet Room
Nov 3, 2015 6:308 pm Rethinking Sexual Citizenship after the Demise of DOMA, a lecture by Dr. Jyl Josephson '82 101

Moe Visiting Lecture in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

The Moe Visiting Lectureship was endowed by Robert and Karin Moe in honor of their daughter, Kris Burke Moe, class of 1984. This lectureship had become a signature event in the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies program at Gustavus. It has afforded us the opportunity to bring top feminist scholars from the fields of Biology, English, Nursing, Philosophy, History, and Theatre to Gustavus. It has been invaluable in attracting students from a number of different disciplines to our program.

2012 Jackson Katz Independent Filmmaker and Author
2010 Drucilla K. Barker University of California (Anthropology)
2008 Anne Fausto-Sterling Brown University (Biologist)
2006 Angela Davis University of California, Santa Cruz (Philosophy)
2004 Lourdes Portillo Independent Film Maker
2003 Verona Gordon University of Minnesota (Nursing)
2002 Jacqueline Royster The Ohio State University (English/Composition)
2001 Anita Gonzalez Conneticut College (Theatre)
2000 Margaret Simons University of South Illinois (Philosophy)