October 24, 2000 Geneva, NY-“Geographies of Dispossession and Belonging: The State, the Erotic, and the Project of Nation-Building,” the fourth in a series of six discussions hosted this semester by Hobart and William Smith Colleges through the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men, will feature Jacqui Alexander, and be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the HWS campus. A morning seminar discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, in Room 212, Demarest Hall.
Alexander, chair of the department of Gender and Women's Studies at Connecticut College, focuses on transnational feminism and the ways in which men and women live gender throughout the world. She examines how gender intersects with race, class, and sexuality. Originally from the Caribbean, she recently received a Guggenheim Fellowship to research Kongo spiritual practices there.
The Fisher Center brings together faculty, students, and experts in gender-related fields to explore gender and sexuality in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences, in an effort to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society.
This presentation is open to the public and free of charge.