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Arshia Fatima Haq Awarded 2020 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Artist

Black and while photo of artist Arshia Fatima Haq holding a record, looking up and to the right.March 5, 2020

Los Angeles-based artist Arshia Fatima Haq delivered the 2020 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Visiting Lecture in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington State University on Thursday, March 5 in the Fine Arts Building Auditorium. Haq gave a lecture titled “Entering the Psychedelic Islamic State: From Discostan to Sama and the Sonic Ummah.” » More …

InQueery 2019: Queering Disability

October 21, 2019

Image of Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha with green hair, a shirt with a shark on it, standing in from of green plants.InQueery 2019 took place at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center in Pullman on October 21 with close to 100 people attending. This year’s theme was Queering Disability: Dialogue and Change at the Intersections, and the symposium welcomed Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha as keynote speaker. » More …

National Period Day Rally

October 19, 2019

Large group of students outside holding signs at a rally.

On October 19, and with support from the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, members of WSU’s PERIOD chapter traveled to Seattle, Washington, to participate in the rally for National Period Day. This rally was one of many hosted throughout the US, and participants united to bring awareness to period poverty and demand the end of the tampon tax. » More …

Gender and Colonialism Symposium

April 28, 2019

Image of Sue Peabody sitting at a table with a book in front of them.

WSU held a research symposium on gender and colonialism on Sunday, April 28 at the Dengerink Administration Building in Vancouver. Faculty presenters came from a wide range of US institutions and locations, including Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawai’i. The symposium included ten different presentations about scholarship on gender and colonialism, which were divided into three panel sessions: Decolonizing History/Historiography, Dissonant/Unruly Bodies, and Gendered Spaces in Empire. » More …

InQueery 2018: Queer (Trans)Formations

29 October 2018

The 2018 InQueery Symposium, Queer (Trans)Formations: Envisioning the Future of Queer Theory and Politics, was held on Monday, October 29, in the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. Twelve WSU undergraduate and graduate students presented their scholarship in four sessions, and keynote speaker C. Riley Snorton, author of Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity (2017), presented, “Thinking Race, Rethinking Sex: Towards a New Trans History.” » More …

Lunch with Artist Kate Gilmore

October 18, 2018

WGSS professors, majors, minors, and museum staff enjoyed meeting with artist Kate Gilmore before her gallery talk at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA). The group talked informally over a catered lunch co-sponsored by WGSS and JSMA prior to Gilmore’s talk, titled In Your Way. » More …

Marie Watt: 2018 Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lecturer

Marie Watt giving a lecture in front of a large, clay colored animal sculpture

A collaboration this year between Washington State University’s Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Department of Fine Arts, and The Plateau Center for Research and Collaboration, the Jo Hockenhull Distinguished Lecture Series was initially launched in 1996 to honor Hockenhull and her dedication to units and initiatives supporting diversity, the liberal arts, free speech, and critical thinking. In April 2018, the biennial Hockenhull lecture, featuring artist Marie Wattt, is part of opening celebrations for the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. » More …