Events

A Day Without a Woman at Gustavus Adolphus College
Wednesday, March 8

On International Women's Day, March 8th, we invite women, trans-identified people, and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of solidarity.

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Next Event

Iida Pöllänen presents: "The Black Renaissance and Its Nordic Affiliations"

March 9, 2023

The first decades of the twentieth century witnessed both extreme Jim Crow segregation in the U.S. and a remarkable global interest in the development of black modernist arts and the Black Renaissance. In this talk, Pöllänen will discuss her ongoing postdoctoral research, where she studies the Black Renaissance by focusing on its relations to the Nordic countries – a geographical area that has thus far been largely neglected in black modernist scholarship. By taking as point of departure the transnational and intertextual connections between African American and Nordic literature from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, her project examines how discussions of race, racism, and the arts traveled and developed through literary texts on both sides of the Atlantic. Pöllänen's project aims to trace the underexplored ways in which Nordic literature affected the development of Black Renaissance arts, and how the products of that Renaissance, conversely, were later appropriated into a largely white political and cultural context in Northern Europe.

Upcoming events
Date Event
Mar 9, 2023 79 p.m. Iida Pöllänen presents: "The Black Renaissance and Its Nordic Affiliations"https://gustavus.edu/calendar/iida-pllnen-presents-the-black-renaissance-and-its-nordic-affiliationsCec Eckhoff Alumni Hall
Past events
Date Event
Oct 11 79 p.m. Poetry Reading of INHERITANCE by Taylor Johnsonhttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/poetry-reading-of-inheritance-by-taylor-johnsonInterpretive Center
Apr 19 78 p.m. Separation Generation: How U.S. Policy Rips Families Aparthttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/separation-generation-how-us-policy-rips-families-apartCec Eckhoff Alumni Hall
Apr 27, 2021 Black Girls Swim: Histories of Race, Gender, and Athletic Girlhoodshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/black-girls-swim-histories-of-race-gender-and-athletic-girlhoodsVirtual
45 p.m. Black Girls Swim: Histories of Race, Gender, and Athletic Girlhoodshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/black-girls-swim-histories-of-race-gender-and-athletic-girlhoods-2Virtual
Apr 26, 2021 Black Girls Swim: Histories of Race, Gender, and Athletic Girlhoodshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/black-girls-swim-histories-of-race-gender-and-athletic-girlhoodsVirtual
Apr 25, 2021 Black Girls Swim: Histories of Race, Gender, and Athletic Girlhoodshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/black-girls-swim-histories-of-race-gender-and-athletic-girlhoodsVirtual
Apr 24, 2021 Black Girls Swim: Histories of Race, Gender, and Athletic Girlhoodshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/black-girls-swim-histories-of-race-gender-and-athletic-girlhoodsVirtual
Apr 23, 2021 Black Girls Swim: Histories of Race, Gender, and Athletic Girlhoodshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/black-girls-swim-histories-of-race-gender-and-athletic-girlhoodsVirtual
Apr 22, 2021 Black Girls Swim: Histories of Race, Gender, and Athletic Girlhoodshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/black-girls-swim-histories-of-race-gender-and-athletic-girlhoodsVirtual
Apr 21, 2021 Black Girls Swim: Histories of Race, Gender, and Athletic Girlhoodshttps://gustavus.edu/calendar/black-girls-swim-histories-of-race-gender-and-athletic-girlhoodsVirtual

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)