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Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt Presented at the WGS South Conference 2024

Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt Presented at the WGS South Conference 2024

Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt, alongside Moksheda Thapa, a graduate student from the Women and Gender Studies program, presented at the WGS South Conference on March 29. WGS South is a feminist organization dedicated to supporting and promoting all aspects of women's studies, advocating for the elimination of oppression and discrimination based on various factors such as sex, gender identity and expression, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, physical ability, and class. Each year, WGS South collaborates with an institution in the Southeastern region of the United States to host its annual academic conference. This year's conference was held at the University of South Carolina from March 28 - March 30. The presentations by Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt and Moksheda Thapa included the following topics: 1. The Knife Between Her Legs: An Examination of a “Bad Girl’s” Family by Moksheda Thapa, George Mason University 2. Radical Illegibility: Queer Women’s Archives as Resistance by Dr. Claudia Cabello Hutt, George Mason University Both presentations contributed valuable insights and perspectives to the conference's discourse on gender, sexuality, and activism.

The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center Brings Baldwin Biographer David Leeming to Campus for Why Baldwin Matters Symposium

The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center Brings Baldwin Biographer David Leeming to Campus for Why Baldwin Matters Symposium

On April 17th, the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center will continue its centennial celebration of famed novelist, essayist, and orator James Baldwin with The Symposium: Why Baldwin Matters. The day-long event will feature lecture and conversation "Looking for Jimmy" with David Leeming, Baldwin’s official biographer and close friend, and panel discussion "Why Baldwin Matters- Friendship, Scholarship and Imagination" followed by a reception. Prof. Keith Clark, author of Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines and August Wilson and distinguished professor of English and African and African American Studies, will host both events. This symposium will bring together Baldwin scholars, Mason students, and writers who knew Baldwin personally.

Christy Pichichero on Women's History Month

Christy Pichichero on Women's History Month

Mason professor Christy Pichichero calls women's history, “history with a capital H.” She said, “Women's history is just telling history as it was.” Find out why she thinks it is important.