Jessie Daniel Ames Lecture

Previous Lectures

2018: “An Evening with Dolores Huerta”

Dolores Huerta, activist and labor leader who has dedicated her life to fighting discrimination and improving social and economic conditions for farm workers, immigrants and women.

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2014: “Transforming Feminist Scholarship and Pedagogy Through Digital Media: The Chicana Por Mi Raza Digtial 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.