Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Feminist Studies

Previous Jessie Daniel Ames Lectures

2014: “Transforming Feminist Scholarship and Pedagogy Through Digital media: The Chicana por mi Raza Digital Archive Project”

Maria Cotera,Chicana por mi Raza National Director, Advisor, Michigan

Linda Garcia Merchant, Chicana por mi Raza Technical Director, Advisor, Chicago/Wisconsin


2013: “homo oeconomicus, homo politicus, and predicaments of contemporary democracy.”

Wendy Brown


2012: “Race and the new biocitizen.”

Dorothy Roberts


2011: “Advancing a National Movement for Reproductive Justice.”

Silvia Henriquez



Margaret Wertheim


2009: A Dialogue on Transgender Citizenship

Eli Clare & Matt Richardson


2008: Two Perspectives on Feminist Disability Studies

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, “Picturing People with Disabilities.”

Nirmala Erevelles, “Embattled Bodies: Feminist Disability Studies Meets Third Wave Feminism.”



Bonnie Thorton Dill


2006: “We Have Never Been Human”

Donna J. Haraway


2005: “No Cloak to Hide Behind: Jessie Daniel Ames, the Torture at Abu Ghraib, and You”

Minnie Bruce Pratt


2004: “Too Tall Blondes Do Sex, Death and Gender”

Kate Bornstein and Barbara Carrellas


2003: “A Chicanadyke Codex of Changing Consciousness”

Cherríe Moraga



Sut Jhally


2001: “Creating Beloved Community: Ending Race, Sex and Class Domination”

bell hooks


2000: “Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and The Environment”

Sandra Steingraber


1999: “Beyond Fortress Europe: A Feminist Perspective on the ‘New’ European Union”

Rosi Braidotti


1998: “Feminism and Performance: Personal, Political, Professional Perspectives on Interventionist Practice”

Jill Dolan


1997: “Mapping the Color Line: Globalization and the Challenges for Anti-Racist, Comparative Feminist Practice”

Chandra Talpade Mohanty


1996: “The Fourth World Women’s Conference from a Latin American Feminist Perspective.”

Marysa Navarro


1995: Workplace Climates in the 1990’s: “Women and Men Working Together.”

Jerry Kendrick, Gage E. Paine, Deborah Wood, Albert Almanza, and Camille Campbell Harmon.


1994: “Nos/Otras: Making Multi-Cultures and Alliances.”

Gloria E. Anzaldua


1993: Men, Women, and Work: Times are Changing.

Juliet B. Schor


1992: Women And Scholarship / Women and Work

Johnnella E. Butler

Mary Childers


1991-92: Women in Their Own Words. 

Carolyn See

Shirley Geok-lin Lim

Performance: Student Opera written under the direction of Dr. Nancy McClain.


1990: “Women’s Realities, Women’s Choices”

Written and performed by Dr. Janice McCullagh, Ms. Kathleen Juhl, and Ms. Mary Visser.