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Past News & Events







  • Religion and the LGBT Person (February 21, 2012)
  • Queer Theory, Dr. Jennifer Terry, UC Irvine (February 23, 2012)
  • Table Talk 2012 (February 29, 2012)
  • Same Sex Unions in Argentina & Brazil, Dr. Shawn Schulenberg (March 2, 2012)
  • LGBT Career Panel with Houston LGBT Professionals (March 6, 2012)
  • Living Archives: A Tribute to Barbara Karkabi (March 12, 2012)
  • Fast Friends (March 20, 2012)
  • Reimagining Motherhood Later: A Conversation (March 22, 2012)
  • Transnational Queer Practices: Why Should U.S. Queers Care about Pinkwashing? Panel led by Dr. Sima Shakhsari (March 26, 2012)
  • WGSS Spring Open House (March 28, 2012)
  • Queer Theory, Dr. Lisa Duggan, NYU (April 27, 2012)
  • WGSS Graduate Luncheon (May 4, 2012)
  • The Resilient Soul: An Insight into the Refugee Experience (June 26, 2012)
  • Fast Friends (November 8, 2012)
  • My Family Isn't So Different From Yours: My Two Moms, a talk by Zach Walhs (November 13, 2012)
  • Living Archives: An Interview with Ann Tucker (November 27, 2012)
  • Living Archives: Body Politics: Science & Access in Women's Health (December 3, 2012)


  • Living Archives: Women Art Gallery Owners (November 15, 2011)
  • Interview with Joanne King Herring: Author and Former Diplomat (October 25, 2011)
  • UN-Living Archives/ Glenwood Cemetery Tour (October 19, 2011)
  • Chicana Power!- Co-Sponsored with The Center for Mexican American Studies, Deparment of Hispanic Studies, Arte Publico Press, The Center for the Americas, and Latin American Studies (October 4, 2011)
  • Living Archives: Interview with Tina Knowles (October 3, 2011)
  • Fast Friends (September 26, 2011)
  • Fast Friends Happy Hour (May 2011)
  • Living Archives: Freedom Riders (May 2011)
  • Status of Women's Health Luncheon: "Addressing Maternal Mortality to Ensure Healhty and Resilient Mothers" Featured Speakers: Dr. June Hanke and Dr. Michele Curtis
  • End of Year Luncheon and Graduate Certificate Commencement Ceremony (April 2011)
  • "Feminist Pedagogies: Interdisciplinarity, Transnational Practices, and the Production of Knowledge" Conference, with Inderpal Grewal, Yale University; Caren Kaplan, UC Davis; Minoo Moallem, UC Berkeley; and Robyn Wiegman, Duke University, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Rice University (April 2011)
  • Lecture Series: "Gender & Sexuality in the Muslim and Arab Worlds," Co-sponsored with the Department of Anthropology and the Center for Public History's Tenneco Lecture Series
    • Dr. Dina Al-Sowayel: "In the Belly of the Beast: Orientalism and Raks Baladi" (April 2011)
    • Dr. Sima Shakhsari: "Between Biopolitics and Necropolitics: Iranian Queer Refugees, War on Terror, and the Politics of Rightful Killing" (April 2011)
    • Dr. Elora Shehabuddin: "The Many Lives of Begum Rokeya: Feminism and Islam in an Age of Empire" (April 2011)
    • Dr. Neha Vora: "Free Speech & Civil Discourse: Producing Cosmopolitans and Locals in the UAE English-Language Blogosphere" (March 2011)
    • Dr. Noor Al-Qasimi: "Anticipatory Governance, Queer Difference, and the Emirati Post-Oil Generation" (March 2011)
  • Mildred/Dred: "I am the One I Always Wanted to Marry" (March 2011)
  • Dr. Jennifer Tyburczy: "Exhibiting the Sexual Modern in Mexico City" (March 2011)
  • Palestinian Feminism and Activism Discussion Panel (March 2011)
  • Opening, Dismantled, by UH Student Artists Ana Villagomez and Lindsay Fyffe (February 2011)
  • Constance Borde and Sheile Malovany-Chevallier: "Translating Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex' for the 21st Century" (February 2011)
  • Spring Open House (February 2011)


  • Living Archives: Stirring the Pot: Houston Cooks and Food Activists (November 2010)
  • Living Archives: Green Women-Houston Environmentalists (October 2010)
  • Fast Friends: a "Speed Networking" Social in the Spirit of Table Talk (October 2010)
  • Grand Opening: University of Houston LGBT Resource Center (June 2010)
  • End of Year Luncheon and Graduate Certificate Commencement Ceremony (May 2010)
  • Living Archives: Designing Women: Three Architecture Deans (April 2010)
  • Patti Smith, reading from JUST KIDS (April 2010)
  • Tiphanie Yanique: "Writing the Other: a craft talk on race, gender and publishing your first book of fiction" (April 2010)
  • 13th annual Table Talk (February 2010)
  • Living Archives: An Interview with Dr. Renu Khator, UH President and Chancellor (February 2010)
  • Fall Open House (September 2010)


  • Living Archives: An Interview with Harris Co. Comissioner, Precinct 2 Sylvia Garcia (December 2009)
  • Opening, Interconnectivity by UH Senior Angela Whitford (November 2009)
  • Screening of Sonia Báez-Hernández’s documentary "Territories of the Breast" (November 2009)
  • Living Archives: An Interview with Houston First Lady Andrea White (October 2009)
  • National Coming Out Day Celebration (October 12, 2009)
  • East End Live Art: Artists/Mothers (May 10, 2009)
  • Screenings of Who Does She Think She Is? (May 9-10, 2009)
  • Graduate Certificate Commencement and Luncheon (May 1, 2009)
  • Donna DeCesare presentation at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts (co-sponsored with UH Visual Studies, et. al.) (April 28, 2009)
  • Living Archives: Women and Mental Health: Effect on the Family (April 2009)
  • “Their Idol, Their Vision: Womanism, Feminism, and the Rise of Barbara Jordan in Houston”-- guest lecture by Dr. Mary Ellen Curtin, Visiting Professor of African-American History, George Washington University, Co-sponsored by History department and Center for Public History's Tenneco Lecture Series (March 30, 2009)
  • Women's History Month Film Series: Iron Jawed Angels, The Magdalene Sisters, Real Women Have Curves, Sisters of '77 with special guests Janice Blue and Peggy Hall (Feb.-March 2009)
  • 12th Annual Table Talk (March 2009)
  • Blue Lias, or the Fish Lizard's Whore, a solo play about fossilist Mary Anning (February 26, 2009)
  • "Can I Be a Feminist and...Date Men, Eat Meat, Be Religious?"-- an interactive talk with nationally celebrated writers Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards (February 25, 2009)
  • Living Archives: Houston's Shia Ismaili Women: Education and Ethics (February 2009)


  • GLBT Studies Minor featured on (December 2008)
  • "Gender, Creativity and the New Longevity" Conference with keynote speaker Katha Pollitt (November 2008). Read Dr. Elizabeth Gregory's thoughts on gener and the new longevity here.
  • Opening, Thrive!, exhibit in conjunction with "Gender, Creativity and the New Longevity" Conference (November 2008)
  • GLBT Studies Minor announced and featured in Houston Chronicle (October 20, 2008)
  • Opening, Olive Brides by Bissan Rafe (October 2008)
  • Living Archives: 18 Million Cracks--Women in Politics 2008 (October 2008)
  • Deirdre Moloney, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC: “Differential Regulation: Female Immigrants and Immigration Policy in the Early 20th-Century United States” (March 2008)
  • Not For Sale Awareness Week, Anti-Human Trafficking group (March 2008)
  • Living Archives: Pakistan Today (March 2008)
  • A conversation about Feminine Beauty and the Work of Miwa Yanagi, featuring Elizabeth Gregory (February 2008)
  • 11th Annual Table Talk (February 2008)


  • Drive FAMILY Friendly: Family Friendly Policy in Texas (November 2007) The Houston Chronicle story
  • Living Archives: Women in the Military (September 2007)
  • Graduate Certificate Commencement and Luncheon (April 27, 2007)
  • Special Film Screening "The Shape of Water" (March 2007)
  • 10th Annual Table Talk: "A Tapestry of Women" (March 7, 2007)
  • Dr. Jeanne Scheper co-hosts KPFT¹s Go Vegan Texas, "Sistah Vegan: Decolonizing Our Bodies" (February 26, 2007)
  • Free Film Screening of Ma Vie en Rose (February 21, 2007)
  • "Queering Childhood," lecture and discussion with KARL BRYANT, Sociology and Women's Studies. Bryant will be joining the faculty at SUNY New Paltz in Fall 07. (February 20, 2007)
  • Living Archives: "Women Who Run" (February 2, 2007)
  • Feminist/GLBT Pedagogy Seminar (January 2007)


  • Living Archives presents "Katrina Survivors: Mothers and Daughters"
  • Jeanne Scheper, James Surls and J. Pittman McGehee on “A Provocative Conversation about the Forces that Divide Our Society Along Gender Lines and the Creative Quest for Balance,” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
  • Hats Off to HER-story!
  • Women's Month Transnational Film Festival
  • “Girls! Girls! Girls! Consuming Identities in Girls Night Out,” a gallery talk by Jeanne Scheper in conjunction with the exhibition Girls Night Out, Blaffer Gallery Art Museum

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