Women and Gender Studies Program


USM, PMA to Host Renowned Indie Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt

“Meek’s Cutoff”: Special Screening and Roundtable Discussion of the acclaimed 2011 film by filmmaker Kelly Reichardt; moderated by Sarah Keller, Colby College assistant professor of English and Cinema Studies, and Ariel Rogers, USM assistant professor of Film Studies; 6 p.m., Friday, April 11, Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square; free admission with college student I.D.; all other tickets: $8/$6 PMA members; FMI:www.usm.maine.edu/cahs

Remembering the Holocaust: A Community Discussion & Reception

Thursday, March 27, 7PM 7th Floor, Glickman Library, Portland Campus With speakers: Charles Rotmil, writer, photographer, educator Anna Wrobel, poet, educator, daughter of Holocaust survivors Cast of USM's English-Language World Premiere of In the Underworld

Celebrate Women's History Month at USM

Dr. Samar is a renowned human rights and women’s rights advocate from Afghanistan. She served in the Interim Administration of Afghanistan and established the first-ever Ministry of Women's Affairs. Since 2004, Dr. Samar has served as chair of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.

Professor Nancy Gish honored by Association of Scottish Literary Studies

Nancy Gish, Professor of English and founding Director of the USM Women and Gender Studies Program, has just been named as an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. Image: Professor Nancy Gish performing the Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie's poem "The Queen of Sheba."

Maine New Leadership Info Session to be held Feb 11

Come learn about Maine NEW Leadership, a six-day, non-partisan, residential, public leadership training program, held from May 30-June 4, 2014 at the University of Maine in Orono and provided at no cost to undergraduate college women from a variety of public and private, four- and two-year institutions throughout Maine.

Spring 2014 WGS Open House Jan 30

WGS Open House on Thursday, January 30, 2014, from 1-4:00PM at 94 Bedford Street, Portland Campus which will kick-off our 2014 Spring Event Programing on "Memory, Trauma, Resistance".

Call for Papers: "WGS" in the Curriculum and the Community

The "Naming and Serving" mini-conference will take place on March 8, 2014 from 9 to 4 on the Augusta campus of UMA and will include the spring business meeting of the Maine Women's and Gender Studies Consortium in the morning, as well as time for students across our campuses to meet and exchange ideas. This conference is free and open to the public and a light lunch will be provided; donations will be accepted and pre-registration is appreciated.

Women and Gender Studies Councilor to Speak about Nelson Mandela

Professor Kathleen Wininger, Philosophy, will be featured today, December 10, 2013 from 1-1:30 p.m. on WMPG, speaking about the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

Ariel Rogers, Women and Gender Studies Council member and Assistant Professor of Film Studies Publishes New Book

Ariel Rogers, Women and Gender Studies Council member and Assistant Professor of Film Studies, has just published a book. Cinematic Appeals: The Experience of New Movie Technologies (Columbia University Press, 2013) examines how the experience of cinema has been conceptualized in conjunction with new technologies, including widescreen and 3D in the 1950s, digital cinema in the 1990s, and digital 3D since 2005.

Prof. Eve Raimon to speak on "'We're Better Than That': Memory and Recovery in New England's African American Memorials"

Eve Raimon, USM professor of English and Women & Gender Studies Council member, will discuss the paradox in that while rightfully extolling black achievements, public memory projects may often omit or distort other uncomfortable facts about our American past on Wednesday, October 30, at 4:30 p.m. in 209 Luther Bonney.