Communications, Culture & Society

Popular culture and communications have a powerful influence on how gender roles are perceived and stereotypes perpetuated across society. Re:Gender and its members uncover and counter misinformation providing context and analysis about the accuracy of how the daily lives, responsibilities and realities of women and girls are represented and interpreted in the media. Efforts are also focused on increasing opportunities for women commentators and opinion leaders to influence public perceptions and debate. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

Different Subjects: Aesthethics and U.S. Minority Discourse

03/23/2010 - 03/24/2010

A lecture by Kandice Chuh.  

Location: Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor


WOMEN’S EQUALITY FORUM: Steps to Political Equality from Gloria Thomas

August 26, 2009 posted by Gloria Thomas*

Our Mother, who Art in Earth: Refashioning Nomenclature and Predication of Divinity


The Women and Leadership Archives Lecture Series

Donald Wallenfang


Location: Piper Hall, Seminar Room, 2nd Floor

A Question of Habit: A documentary film on images of religious women in U.S. popular culture


Dr. Bren Ortega Murphy, a faculty member in communication studies and women and gender studies, will discuss and present portions of her film that examines the wide variety of visual images of Catholic nuns and sisters used in contemporary U.S. popular culture and contrasts these images with the lives of actual women religious, both historical and current.

Location: Klarchek Information Commons, 4th Floor Gathering Space

The Library Speaker Series is free, but RSVP is requested.
Contact Carol Franklin at 773.508.2641 or


The New Transnationalism in Literary and Cultural Studies: A Lecture Series


Ania Loomba, Ph.D.

Catherine Bryson Chair, Department of English and faculty member in Comparative Literature, South Asian Studies, Women's Studies, and Asian-American Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

Location: Information Commons, 4th Floor

*Co-sponsored with the English Department

A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant & a Prayer

03/18/2010 - 03/20/2010

Writings to End Violence against Women and Girls.

Location: Mundelein Auditorium

Chicago Latinidad: The MexiRican and other Intralatino Subjects


The New Transnationalism in Literary and Cultural Studies: A Lecture Series

Frances A. Aparacio, Ph.D.
Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Chicago

Location: Information Commons, 4th Floor

*Co-sponsored with the English Department


“(Hi)stories of Sexuality: Same-Sex Marriages in 16th-Century Rome”


Gary Ferguson, University of Delaware

*Respondents: David Wallace (English) and Ann Matter (Religious Studies)

 Location: 436 Cohen

Status, Class, and Creed: The Different Logics of Policy Change on Women's Rights


Mala Htun, Associate Professor of Political Science, The New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College

One of Us: Multilevel models examining the impact of descriptive representation on civic engagement


Pippa Norris, Paul. F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Harvard Kennedy School

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