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Published on Apr 22, 2011
Presented by the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, New Majorities, Shifting Priorities: Difference and Demographics in the 21st Century Academy, a conference that addressed the challenges currently facing the fields of gender and sexuality studies, women's studies, LGBT studies, ethnic studies, and postcolonial studies took place on March 4, 2011 at UCLA.
Roundtable #1, Curriculum and Research in Gender, Sexuality, LGBT, Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Postcolonial Studies, featured Lisa Duggan, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU; Rod Ferguson, Chair and Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Minnesota; Inderpal Grewal, Chair and Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality at Yale University; Laura Kang, Chair and Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English at UC Irvine; Sarita Echavez See, Associate Professor of Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Roundtable #2, Academic Departments and Research Centers, featured Kathleen McHugh, Professor of English, Cinema, and Media Studies at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women; Laura Briggs, Associate Professor of Women's Studies and Associate Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona; Angela Riley, Professor of Law at UCLA and Director of the UCLA American Indian Studies Center; Jenny Sharpe, Professor of English and COmparative Literature at UCLA; Kathryn B. Stockton, Professor of English and Director of Gender Studies at the University of Utah.
The UCLA Center for the Study of Women is an internationally recognized center for research on gender, sexuality, and women's issues and the first organized research unit of its kind in the University of California system.