Colloquium Series

The CRGW Colloquium Series showcases the work of cutting-edge gender and intersectional scholars from both the University of Wisconsin—Madison and other universities. See below for upcoming and previous colloquia.

Spring 2023

Dr. Elizabeth HoffmannDr. Elizabeth Hoffmann – Thursday, February 23, 2023 @ 6:00pm  in the CRGW

Lactation at Work: How official rights (might?) create workplaces that support lactating employees.

Working and breastfeeding!  Many workers have the right to lactation accommodations at their jobs.  But how successful are those accommodations and how have working moms managed their need to pump?  Professor Hoffmann’s research explains how moms mobilized at work and how (some!) managers became allies in creating successful workplace milk expression accommodations.

Bio: Elizabeth A. Hoffmann is an Associate Professor in Purdue University’s Sociology Department.  She has written extensively in the area of workplace rights.  In particularly, she examines how new workplace laws, employees’ dispute resolution strategies, and the effect of workplace organizational structure on employees’ rights, legal consciousness, and workplace culture. 

Miss Angelica Ross
Miss Angelica Ross

Miss Angelica Ross – Tuesday, February 28, 2023, date & time TBD

The GSCC has invited the CRGW to co-sponsor (with current co-sponsors being WSB Multicultural Center, WUD DLS, Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and the Black Cultural Center) is hosting the extraordinary Angelica Ross as the featured guest speaker for their new Trailblazer Series.

Bio: Miss Ross is a Black Trans actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and self-taught computer programmer from Kenosha, WI. She was Candy Ferocity on Pose, starred in American Horror Story 1984 and is currently starring as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago on Broadway. We’re thrilled that she’s joining us, especially during Black History Month.

Dr. Ramatou Ouedraogo
Dr. Ramatou Ouedraogo

Dr. Ramatou Ouedraogo – Tuesday, March 7, 11:00 am via Zoom

Title: TBD

Description: TBD

Bio: Ouedraogo is a cultural anthropologist of reproductive health, working currently at the African Population and Health Research Center in Nairobi. She’s Burkinabe by nationality and has done most her ethnographic work in Burkina Faso abortion decision-making and abortion care in West Africa (see

Dr. erin Khuê Ninh & Dr. James Kyung-Jin Lee – Thursday, March 23, 6:00 pm in the CRGW

Care in the Case of the Model Minority

What if the model minority is not a myth? What if it is better conceptualized as a problem for Asian American wellbeing? These questions emerge out of the work of Professors erin Khuê Ninh and James Kyung-Jin Lee, and this dialogue between them will focus on what the figure of the model minority has to teach us about racialized ableism and the kinds of care that are needed within Asian American communities.

Dr. erin Khue Ninh
Dr. erin Khue Ninh

Bios: erin Khuê Ninh is Associate Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her first book, Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature (NYU Press) won the literary studies book award from the Association of Asian American Studies in 2013. Her second book, Passing for Perfect: College Impostors and Other Model Minorities (Temple University Press, 2021) takes an interdisciplinary approach to the question “How does it feel to be model minority?”



Dr. James Kyung-Jin Lee
Dr. James Kyung-Jin Lee

James Kyung-Jin Lee is Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine. He is the author of two books: Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2004) and Pedagogies of Woundedness: Illness, Memoir, and the Ends of the Model Minority (Temple University Press, 2022), which explores what happens when those considered model minorities critically engage with illness and medicine whether as patients or physicians.

Dr. Hil Malatino
Dr. Hil Malatino

Dr. Hil Malatino, Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Philosophy, Penn State

Thursday, April 13, 2023, 6:00 pm CDT via Zoom

Weathering: Slow Arts of Trans Endurance

Professor Sandra Adell
Dr. Sandra Adell

Dr. Sandra Adell, Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 6:00pm CST

Marge has a Gambling Problem, Hybrid presentation, location TBD

In 1993 it was revealed that the world’s then most recognizable female television personality has a gambling problem. Her name is Marge Simpson. This satirical look at slot machine gambling addiction through the eyes of The Simpsons’ famous blue bee-hive coiffed cartoon character revealed a problem: as legalized casino gambling spread throughout the country, women, and particularly Black women, are becoming addicted to slot machine gambling at alarming rates. This presentation is about those women and the need to bring public awareness to the silent but often devastating behavioral addiction.

Fall 2022

Anna Campbell headshot
Prof. Anna Campbell

Professor Anna Campbell Associate Professor of Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, and Art History Dress Rehearsal for a Dream Sequence Wednesday, September 28, 2022 @ 6:00pm 4001 Felland Road Suite 123

Dr. John D'Emilio
Dr. John D’Emilio

Dr. John D’Emilio Professor Emerit of History, & Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Illinois — Chicago, Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood Tuesday, October 11, 2022 @ 6:00pm Wisconsin Historical Society

Access Care Community PowerReproductive Health & Justice in Wisconsin & Beyond Discussant: Dr. Annie Menzel POSTPONED

Dr. Jill Casid
Dr. Jill Casid

Dr. Jill Casid Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies, and Art History Untitled (Melancholy as Medium) (Film) Wednesday, October 26, 2022 @ 6:00pm 1310 Sterling Hall

Dr. Mariana Ortega & Dr. Stephanie Rivera-Berruz
Dr. Mariana Ortega &
Dr. Stephanie Rivera-Berruz

Dr. Mariana Ortega Philosophy and Gender & Sexuality Studies, @ Penn State Dr. Stephanie Rivera-Berruz Philosophy, @ Marquette University Latinx Feminisms Then and Now Thursday, November 10, 2022 @ 4:00pm 206 Ingraham Hall & via Zoom

Cora Segal
Liberal Pity, Anti-Fatness, and the Nation-State: A Call to Radically Re-envision Care
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 6:00pm Center for Research on Gender & Women –  via Zoom ONLY

This talk will locate anti-fatness as a central lens by which the U.S. nation-state is (re)produced through the modes of racial capitalism and empire. In particular, we will examine the liberal pity model of anti-fatness, which invokes the language of care and concern to render fat people (especially racialized fat people) as both objects of pity in need of a paternalistic intervention and simultaneously as threats to capitalist productivity and imperialist aspirations. There is a profound need to reclaim care from the nation-state. We will discuss the potential offered by a fat liberation lens to re-imagine anti-capitalist and anti-state possibilities for care.

Accessibility Information

The 2022-2023 colloquium series will be mostly hybrid, in 3331 Sterling Hall, and on Zoom, unless otherwise noted. Sterling Hall is wheelchair accessible. There are 2 accessible entrances: the South entrance and the leftmost side of the West entrance of the building. Both entrances lead to an elevator, which leads to the 3rd floor. Please contact Christine Garlough, the CRGW Director, with any questions.