College of Liberal Arts

Coherence and Contingency: 'Women' and 'Gender' Across Time

Friday Mar 29, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | GAR 4.100

Coherence and Contingency: 'Women' and 'Gender' Across Time

Editors Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor and Lisa G. Materson as well as contributors Daina Ramey Berry and Nakia Parker will discuss the Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender History, exploring thorny questions about coherence and contingency in writing the history of “women” and “gender” across the centuries.

 

About the Handbook

From the first encounters between European and indigenous peoples to the #metoo movement, The Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender History boldly interprets the histories of women in North America and the United States as they participated in migration, colonialism, trade, warfare, artistic expression, and community building. Spanning centuries, these diverse women’s stories reveal how ideas about gender shaped access to political and cultural power in North America.

 

About the speakers:

Daina Ramey Berry is Associate Dean of Graduate Education Transformation and Oliver H. Radkey Regents Professor of History with appointments in African and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Ellen Hartigan-O’Connor is Acting Associate Dean for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars and Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Davis.

Lisa G. Materson is Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Davis.

Nakia Parker is a history doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Austin.

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