Organized by the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center
This talk focuses on the ways that feminist scholars have negotiated the complicated, conflicted, and contradictory terrain of friendship. It offers fresh perspectives on feminists’ invested, reluctant, and selective uses of the nation; reflects on how the arts contribute to conversations about feminism, dissent, resistance, and solidarity; and unpacks the details of transnational dissident friendships.
Featuring the editors of Dissident Friendships: Feminism, Imperialism, and Transnational Solidarity
Elora Halim Chowdhury
2016 was a terrible year for university professors and scholars working in Turkey and much of the Middle East. In Turkey, the one-year decline in academic freedom, university self-governance and security of tenure was precipitous and very far-reaching.
Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress
15th Annual CNS Basic and Translational Symposium - "Bringing the Brain Back into Medicine: Focus on Obesity, Microbiome and Women’s Health"
Key Note Speakers:
Janine Clayton, M.D., NIH Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health; Director, NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health
“The Sex and Gender Integral”
Helen Raybould, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, UC Davis
“The Gut-Brain Axis – Role of Diet, Microbes and Sex Differences”
M. NourbeSe Philip is a poet and writer and lawyer who was born in Tobago and lives in Toronto. She has published novels, essays, and poetry, and was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry and a Rebels for a Cause award from the Elizabeth Fry Society of Toronto. Zong! is NourbeSe Philip’s most recent book of poetry. This extended poetry cycle is based on a legal decision, at the end of the eighteenth century, related to the murder of Africans on board a slave ship.