Women's, Gender &
Sexuality Studies

University of Houston
624 Agnes Arnold Hall
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: (713) 743-3214
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Living Archives

Hours for Spring 2014:

Mondays 8AM - 4PM
Tuesdays 8AM - 4PM
Wednesdays 9AM - 5PM
Thursdays 9AM-5PM
Fridays 10AM-4PM

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Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series


The Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series features interviews with women from the Houston area, which are videotaped and collected in the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archive at the UH library, Special Collections.

M.D. Anderson Library, UH Main Campus, Rockwell Pavilion

  • Free to students and members of the Friends
  • $10 general public
  • RSVP for all events: wgss@uh.edu
  • Lunch provided with RSVP
  • Parking available in Welcome Center garage at Entrance 1, cross street to Library

The Marriage Question: Do You?

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:30am - 1pm
Rockwell Pavilion - MD Anderson Library

A Panel Discussion with Diane Barber, Amanda Baumle (UH), Jenifer Bratter (Rice), Karen Niemeier, Assata Richards 
Moderator: Elizabeth Gregory

Panel Bios

Join the UH Friends of Women's Studies for a thought-provoking discussion of the changing face of marriage in America. Sociologists Dr. Amanda Baumle of UH, whose recent research centers on legal contexts of same-sex parenting, Dr. Jenifer Bratter of Rice, who studies implications of race and racial mixing on family, identity, and social inequality, and Dr. Assata Richards, Program Manager of the Young Mothers Residential Program at Project Row Houses, along with married couple Diane Barber & Karen Niemeier, will share their insights on unmarried partnerships, same-sex partnerships, single motherhood, marriage penalties and benefits, and more.


Remembering Barbara Karkabi

Barbara Karkabi

Journalist Barbara Karkabi, a longtime member of the UH Friends of Women’s Studies board, organized and moderated the first Living Archives panel in 1997, on 1970s Feminism in Houston. A passionate teller of the stories of Houstonians, Barbara especially delighted in building community through sharing the stories of immigrants and of women.

Penny Loyd, Bill & Sally Russ, Nina Andrews Karohl, Christine Attar, Andrea Georgsson, Carey Shuart, Chinhui Juhn, Holly Maffitt, Zeba Shah, Beverly Robinson, & others, some of the many friends of the late Barbara Karkabi, invite you to join them in establishing an Endowment in her Memory in the UH Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program.

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