HWS Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies Jessica Hayes-Conroy will present a talk about the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster called “Coping with Contamination: A Feminist Look at Post-Disaster Fukushima” on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Guntzel Theatre at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
The talk is the third in a series titled “Sentiments & Declarations” of discussions coordinated by Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. The series was created to generate discussion about the issues surrounding women’s rights, and covers topics ranging from suffrage to nuclear disaster.
Hayes-Conroy’s lecture is based on firsthand research in Japan. She will use a feminist geographic perspective to explore the ways that Japanese men and women, both young and old, have experienced and responded to issues of radiation contamination in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster on March 11, 2011.
All of the lectures in the series are open to the public, and held once a month on Thursday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Guntzel Theatre at the national park on Fall Street.
The remaining schedule for the fall and spring lectures follows:
Thursday, Feb. 20: “Meet N’Zingha, queen of Angola (1583-1663): ruler, soldier, cannibal, legend” by Professor of French and Francophone Studies Catherine Gallouet.
Thursday, March 27: “Eternal Novices? Professionalism and American Women Monastic Composers” by Assistant Professor of Music Charity Lofthouse.
Thursday, April 24: “Why feminists care about funerals: the politics of public mourning” by Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies Michelle Martin-Baron.
Events are co-sponsored by the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the Women’s Studies, Office of the President, and the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. With the support of HWS Student Affairs, buses will provide transportation from campus to the “Sentiments & Declarations” lectures. Those who would like a ride should contact Tina Smaldone (firstname.lastname@example.org).