Named in honor of Joan S. Korenman, the founding faculty member of what was then the Women’s Studies Program, the Korenman Lecture series showcases the wealth of contemporary scholarship that is produced at the intersections between gender, women’s, and sexuality studies and other academic disciplines.
The first Korenman lecture ran in 2007 and the Department of Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies has hosted the lecture every year since. Our past Korenman lectures are all available here.
2021: Jennifer C. Nash, ‘In the Room’: Women of Color Doulas in a State of Emergency
2020: Kelly Dittmar, Measuring Electoral Success: Gender and Intersectional Dynamics in Political Campaigns
2019: Sara Ahmed, Complaint as Diversity Work
2018: Deepa Iyer, Becoming Bridge-Builders and Disrupters: Navigating Racial and Gender Realities in America Today
2017: Carole McCann, Figuring the Population Bomb: Malthusian Masculinities and Demographic Transitions
2016: Alice Dreger, Why Have Intersex Rights Been So Hard to Secure in America?
2015: Maria Gabriela “Gaby” Pacheco, The Paths We Make as We Go: the Narrative of an Undocumented Immigrant Woman in the U.S.
2014: E. Patrick Johnson, Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales
2013: Sandra Steingraber, The Fracking of Rachel Carson: Silent Spring in an Age of Environmental Crisis
2012: Kathy Davis, Feminism as Traveling Theory: the Case of Our Bodies, Ourselves
2011: Farhana Sultana, Negotiating Contaminated Identities: Gender, Water, and Development in Altered Waterscapes
2009: Rhacel Parrenas, Gender Revolution in the Phillippines
2008: Nancy Armstrong, Gender Must Be Defended
2007: Cynthia Enloe, Women, Men and the Iraq War: What a Feminist Curiosity Reveals