Fall 2019 Women’s Studies Colloquia

All colloquia meet in Gartley 102 from 12:00-1:15 pm (unless noted). All are welcome to attend.


Friday, September 20. Cynthia Franklin, PhD (English Professor, UH Mānoa)

In both her teaching and research, Cynthia is interested in contemporary works--primarily but not exclusively written in the U.S.--that challenge genre boundaries, and that engage issues in feminist and queer theory, life writing, studies of race and ethnicity, and cultural studies, and her work increasingly takes up questions pertaining to Palestine. Her talk will focus on patrisse cullors' memoir in relation to Black Lives Matter.


Friday, October 18. Representative Linda Ichiyama

Representative Linda Ichiyama represents the 32nd House District, including Moanalua, Salt Lake and Aliamanu, where she was born and raised. Elected to office in 2010, she currently serves as the Vice-Chair on the Consumer Protection & Commerce Committee. In addition, she serves on the Committee on Economic Development & Business and the Committee on Labor & Public Employment. She will be talking about her experiences working on women’s issues at the state legislature.


Friday, November 15. Sarah Wiebe, PhD (Friedman Room, Saunders 624, 2:30-4 pm)

Sarah Wiebe is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at UH Mānoa with a scholarly focus on environmental sustainability and decolonial, sustainable futures. She has published in journals including Citizenship Studies and Studies in Social Justice. She will be talking about her new book project about former Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike and developing a feminist biopolitical analysis approach.


Friday, December 6. Women’s Studies Capstone Presentations