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    From the director
        Page 1
    Academic program
        Page 2
    Faculty focus
        Page 3
    Faculty news
        Page 4
    Artistic expressions
        Page 5
    Around the Center
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Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research

University of Florida

New an iwal 01VlmeIsa

S From the Director

iThe Center had a great year last
year, and we have a dynamic
year ahead. You will find more infor-
mation elsewhere in the newsletter
on many of the things HIl mention
here, as well as lots of announce-
ments and articles. We have so much
to tell you about that I want to keep my own remarks brief.
But let me highlight a few things.
In October, I received the "Women's Gymnasium
Rehabil Iation Facilities Program." This is the schedule and
plan for the renovation of Kathryn Chicone Ustler Hall and
the Mary E. and Catherine A. Yardley Garden. Some of you
may know that the state did not provide the matching funds
this year for the building. The important news here. howev-
er, is that supporters of the Center went into action to find
the funds to keep the renovation on schedule, on the
assumption that state matching funds will be available next
year. Provost David Colburn, former CLAS dean Willard
Harrison, CLAS Dean Neil Sullivan, and Jennifer Denault
and others at the UF Foundation, devised a solution that
should enable us to put the building plan out to bidto archi-
tects. The plan projects a completion date of June 2003. I
think that is a little optimistic, but I won't argue with it as a
goal! We will continue to fund-raise for elements of the
building and garden, such as the naming of the library, and
are accepting contributions to a Director's Fund to honor all
of the directors of the program with a garden feature.
We hired a new tenure-track assistant professor on
a shared search with Anthropology. Stacey Langwick will
be joining us in January. Her work is on African women and
health, and she is finishing her Ph.D. from the University of
North Carolina. In addition, we are authorized to add a sen-
ior hire for 2002, if the state budget allows. We now have
about 50 affiliated faculty, and this fall there are 46 cours-
es offered either under the WST rubric, joined, or that apply
toward the WS major. At our opening reception in August,
we aAarded numerous undergraduate and graduate scholar-
ships to a group of astonishingly talented individuals whose
research will continue to open new territory in the study of
women and gender.
We were invited to become a member of the
National Council for Research on Women, which is an
alliance of 95 major women's research and policy centers in

the United States (http-/wwwncrworg). We are the only
member in the state of Florida. The Council has an audience
of about 150.000 people through publications, conferences,
and its website. Its most recent publication is Balancing the
Equation: Where are Women and Girls in Science,
Engineering and Technology? which includes information
on our Center and UF
In the last but not least category, we received
approval for our Master's Degree in Women's Studies and
will start admitting our first students to that program next
fall. We have already had inquiries about the program, one
from a student in Spain. We will be gearing up this year for
recruiting and launching that program.
This year we have three visiting scholars: one of
them is profiled in this newsletter and another has con-
tributed an article. The third visitor, May Segendo, will be
profiled in the spring issue. These visitors mark an impor-
tant step in our Centets maturation, and are already invig-
orating our intellectual climate with their ideas and ques-
tions. In addition to our colloquium series and art exhibit,
we have developed a gender research forum for scholars to
discuss a variety of topics regarding gender issues. For Fall
2002, the CWSGR is planning a University-wide research
symposium and performance events to mark the 25th
anniversary of our Women's Studies program. We are initi-
ating a "Research in Progress Seminar" this fall for faculty
and graduate students. We have opened negotiations with
the University of Central Florida to co-host the National
Women's Studies Association's annual conference in 2005.
I will be working with students and faculty in various sci-
ence departments in the college, IFAS, the International
Center, the Business School, and the dean's office, on
grants and programs dealing with science education, a
Women's Studies Study Abroad program, and exploring
possibilities for a Ford Foundation international grant. I
would be happy to talk with any of you about project pro-
posals the Center could help with.
We hope you can join in flg us

upcoming events this year. I'll
look forward to seeing you,
and to meeting those of you I
haven't met yet. Please come
by the Center and introduce
-Angel Kwolek-Folland

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Academic Program

News and Views
Volume 12, Issue I
Angel Kwolek-Folland, Ph.D., Director WST
Dawn Ramsey, Editor WSM
Paula Palmer, Assistant Editor

News and Views is published each semester
to inform faculty, staff, students and Women's
Studies supporters of activities at the
CWSGR at the University of Florida. For fur-
ther information about the Center's upcoming
events, academic programs, course schedules,
and scholarships, or to see the newsletter
online, visit our website at:

Master of Ars and Master of Woenies StudiOs
Agpumved for Fall 2002

The Center for Women's Studies and Gender
Research will be offering the Master of Arts (M.A.)
thesis degree and the Master of Women's Studies
(M.W.S.), a non-thesis degree, beginning Fall 2002.
This two-degree program is designed to meet the
needs of different kinds of students pursuing a mas-
ter's degree in Women's Studies. The thesis degree
serves students who aspire to advanced degrees in
Women's Studies or in another field. The non-thesis
degree addresses students who are seeking non-aca-
demic employment where a knowledge of women's
studies is relevant, as well as students who are inter-
ested in the graduate degree for their own personal
and intellectual development. For more information,
see http://web.wst.ull.edutgradprogram.html.

Mimr iln Theol s ass runes el SeaSity

The CWSGR is now offering a new minor which
focuses on studies in the history and experiences of
sexual minorities, inspiring new ways of theorizing
sex, sexual identity, and the significance of sexuality
in social organization. One reason for the establish-
ment of the minor is the rapid development of a gen-
uinely interdisciplinary new field of inquiry various-
ly known as sexuality studies; queer theory; and gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender studies.
Information on the minor can be found at
sofSexuality.html or at the Women's Studies office
in 3324 Turlington Hall.

Spring 2002 Courses
T 3015 Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Women Tace Hedrick
3015 Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Women Stacey Langwick
T 3930 Sex, Gender, and Maring Systems: A Comparison Across
Living Organisms Laura Sirot and Amy Zanne
WST 3930 Women of Color in the US. Milagros Pena
WST 3930 20th Century Women Poetry Marsha Bryant
WST 3930 Latina Feminist Literature Suzanne Bost
WST 4905 Independent Sudy Staff
WST 4930- Chaucers Women Marie Nelson
WST 4930 Women in Islam Zoharah Simmons
WST 4930 Gendering God Gwynn Kessler
WST 4940 Internship Staff
WST 6905 Independent Study Staff

Gender, Environment, Agriculture, and Participation
Summer 2002
For program information or an application:
Dr. Sandra Russo. srusso@uic.ufl cdu
Dr. Angel Kwolek-Folland, halohcad@wst.ufl.edu
Dr. Marilyn Swisher, mesw@gnvifas.ufl.cdu
Visit local villages, get real life experiences in a foreign
country, apply what you learn in the classroom, meet students and
peoples of other nations, learn Kiswahili or Spanish.
The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, in
partnership with the University of Florida International Center, he
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences, is offering courses in Summer 2002 on
Gender and Development at either Makerere University, Uganda or
at ESPOL (Escuela Superior Politcnica del Literal) in Guyaquil,
Ecuador The courses (3 credits) will cover theoretical, practical and
methodological aspects of gender, environment, agriculture and par-
ticipation in classrooms and in the field. The courses aim to give stu-
dents a complete learning experience, blending theory and methods
with practical face-to-face experience beyond institutional walls.
Students will work closely with UF, MU, and ESPOL fac-
ulty and students and with local people, communities, and NGOs on
projects dealing with the relationship between gender, the environ-
ment, and economic development. At the Uganda site, students will
spend part of their time at the Makerere University field research
station in Kibale National Park. In Ecuador, students will work at
ESPOL and in villages in the Pacific coastal area and on site. The
courses are open to undergraduate and graduate students.
Sign up for Gender, Environment, Agriculture and Participation:
ALS 4905 or ALS 5905 In the College of Agriculture and Life
Sciences, or WST 4930 or WST 6937 In the Center for Women's
Studies and Gender Research.

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Faculty Focus


by Elena Gritsenko
One of the major aspects of the ongoing education-
al Reform in Russia is the redesigning of the higher educa-
tion curriculum. Now that Russian academics are given
more freedom in deciding what and how to teach, a number
of new subjects have been introduced that deal with reali-
ties unnoticed or silenced during the previous years.
Women's studies is one such subject.
The goal of my Fulbright program at UF is to
design a course in feminist criticism for my home universi-
ty and to develop proposals for integrating gender studies
into the university curriculum of Russian students majoring
in linguistics and cross-cultural communication.
The topic of this research evolved in the process of
revising the course "Literary Text as an Object of Stylistic
Analysis", which I have been reading to the students of
Nizhny Novgorod Linguistics University for the past three
years. My audience is predominantly female (over 80O,),
and among different aspects of literary theory and stylistic
analysis, the topics of female subject (representations of
women in literature, women's writings and the ways in
which images of women are constrained by language)
always stir up the most genuine interest, while students'
comments often invite a deeper discussion. It was the first,
though not the only, incentive for me to create a course
specifically addressing what has been called by Elaine
Showalter "gynocriticism", i.e. criticism concerned with
writings by women and all aspects of their production and
My other motive was extracurricular. Though
NGLU has always been a co-educalional institution, until a
few years ago the School of Interpreting and Translation
enrolled only men, while three pedagogical departments,
English, French, and German, were almost totally female.
Now that the admission policies have changed and women
are entering the Interpreting Department in growing num-
bers, it creates new and unexpected tensions. I have heard
more than once the complaints of female students that older
faculty seem "to like only boys", and also the remarks of the
teachers hdiat they "feel strange" in the classroom "with so
many girls". In this context creating awareness of gender

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biases and existing stereotypes
becomes an obvious necessity.
Some rime ago, Lisa Maria
Hogeland defined feminism as "a
kind of literacy, a way of reading
both texts and everyday life from a
particular stance". If so, it is only lea Gritsenak is a
natural that feminism and gender visiingFulbrightschol-
studies should come to Russian uni- ar from the University
versities through courses focusing or Nizhnu, No'gorod,
on literature and language. Russia.
The course I am drafting will be offered as an elec-
tive, i.e. open to interested students from different depart-
ments. In it, I plan to dwell on the history of feminism as a
social movement and highlight the evolution of feminist lit-
erary theory, from the pre-war writings of Rebecca West
and Virginia Wolf through The Second Sex by Simone de
Beauvoir and the political polemic of late 1960s (Mary
Ellman, Kate Millet) to less familiar contemporary trends
ofblack feminism, ecofeminism, feminist theologians, and
Marxist critiques. The course will incorporate analyses of
the last century's writers from the point of view of current
feminist theory as well as inquire into the works of modem
and postmodern feminist authors like Tony Morrison, Alice
Walker, Adrienne Rich. Susan Griffin and others. The ques-
tions to be discussed are how the woman writer constitutes
a female subject; how she is seen in relation to another sub-
ject or object; how to find a critical vocabulary to describe
the female subject, to analyze her representation and remain
aware of the context in which she appears.
I am very happy to have the opportunity to imple-
ment my project at the University of Florida, where I can
interact and consult with scholars who do research and
teach on the topics of gender, literature and language, and
participate in the numerous and diverse activities of the UF
Center for Women Studies and Gender Research. With the
assistance and intellectual support that is being provided, I
feel confident in my ability to accomplish the challenging
goal of making a women's studies curriculum a reality in

Goerings Holiday Booksale
Goerings Book Store at Westgate and the Friends of Women's Studies present the 10th Annual Holiday Book Sale on
December 2, from 5:30-7.30 pm. The book sale will be held at Goerings Book Store at Westgate, 3433 West University
Avenue. Lola Haskins of the University of Florida will be presenting a reading of poems from her new book, The Rim
Benders at 5:30 pm. Tickets for the book sale are $3 and available at 3324 Turlington Hall or at the door. Goerings
Bookstore will donate 20% of all sales from the event to the Friends of Women's Studies. Refreshments will be served.
1 Bring your holiday shopping list and help support the CWSGR!

Faculty News

Kendal Broad published "The Gendered Unapologetic: Queer
Resistance in Women's Sport," in the Socrolog)- of Sport journal.
She presented "Strategic Identity Work: Constructing 'Ally'"
Collective Identities in "New" Social Movements" at the Society
for the Study of Social Problems meetings in August 2001. Dr.
Broad is currently a member of the Gender & Society editorial
Jane Brockman received the Distinguished Service Award from
the Animal Behavior Society and will serve as the Secretary
General of the International Ethological Conference which met in
Thbingen, Germany this year, where she also gave an invited lec-
Sara Crawley, a Ph.D candidate in Sociology and previous grad-
uate teaching assistant for the CWSGR, recieved a postdoctoral
fellowship at Florida International University beginning Fall
2001. Congratulations!
Lara Foley, a leaching assistant for the CWSGR, received her Ph.D
from UF in the Spnng 2001. Dr. Fole recently accepted an assis-
rant pro fesor position in Sociology at the University of Thisa for
Fall 2001. Congratulations and good luck!
Tace Hedrick was a panel organizer for "Livin' La Vida Loca:
From Exile to Ehtnic," Latin American Studies Association, 2001
XXII International Congress, Washington, D.C., and presented a
paper "Are You a Pura Latina? Ethnicity and Gender in Latina
Women's Magazines" In October 2001, she was also a panel
organizer at the Mondernist Studies Association's 3rd Annual
Conference at Rice University. She presented "The 'Confining
Problematic': Who Gets to be Modern?"
In June 2001, Patricia Hilliard-Nunn was honored at the Sixth
Annual Women Who Make a Difference Dinner sponsored by the
Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc. She was presented with the
Worlds of Today and Tomorrow award.
In August 2001, Angel Knolek-Folland presented a paper enti-
tiled, "'Affirmative Action' Narratives in Late 20th Century
Commercial Culture: The Mitsubishi Case" at the Nordic
Association for American Studies Conference, Copenhagen,

Jane Love recently accepted a tenure-track position at Furman
University in South Carolina beginning ihis Fall. Congratulations!

In August, Virginia Maurer became president of the Academy of
Legal Studies in Business, the intellectual home for legal scholars
in business schools.
Irma McClaurin was an invited panelist for "Zora on the Hill" on
July 24,2001 in the Senate Building, Washington, DC. The event
was spearheaded by Representative (FL-Dem) Corrine Brown in
an effort to have Zora Neale Hurston, Floridian anthropologist,
folklorist, and novelist placed on a U.S. postal stamp. In
August 2001, Dr. McClaurin was a guest commentator for the
local Washington, DC NPR show "Public Interest" on WAMU to
speak about "SPUNK", a collection of Zora Neale Hurston's short
stories adapted to the stage and performed to a sold-out audience
at the Kennedy Center. In addition to numerous paper presenta-
tions at conferences and round table discussions throughout the
world, she published an edited book, Black Feminist
Anthropology. Theory, Politics, Praxi,. and Poetics (Rutgers
2001), and her poem "The Power of Names" is one of the featured
selections in the Glencoe-McGraw Hill Anthology of African
American Literature, a textbook oriented to high school students.
On July 14, 2001, Carol Murphy was named Chevalier dans Ior-
dre des Palmes Acad6miques, an honor bestowed by the French
Government for advancing the cause of French culture, education
and the arts. Established in 1808 by Napoleon, the diploma will be
formally presented by Dr. Delia Mata-Ciampoli, Cultural Attach6
of the Consulat G(nbral de France in Miami. On May 4,2001, she
presented a paper on "Jean Paulhan et Jean Fautnier representer Ie
r6el," at the day-long symposium at the Institute for Romance
Studies at the University of London.
Milagros Pefa was elected to the University of Florida Faculty
Senate! Her paper, "Latinas, Border Realities, Empowerment, and
Faith-based Organizanons,'" will appear in Michele Dillon (Edilor)
Handbook jbr the Sociology of Religion (New York: Cambridge
University Press). Dr. Pefia was also elected to be a Council mem-
ber in the religion section of the American Sociological
Association and was invited to give a talk entitled, "Latinas
Beyond Borders: Latina Activism and Women's Faith-Based
Mobilization." at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Stephanie Smilh's most recent publication, "Antebellum Politics
and Women's Writing" will appear in the Cambridge Companion
to Nineteenth-Century American Women's IWi-ong in November
2001, and she has been invited to create a textbook for an
Introduction to Women's Studies course by Harcourt, Brace.

' Center for Women's Studies and Gender
Research Scholarships
Applications for the Irene Thompson Scholarship for Wonien's
Studies, Judith Brown Women's Liberation Leadership
Endowment Scholarship, and the Alice Charlotte Hogsett Award
for Education for Women and Girls are due on March 15, 2002.
Applications can be picked up at 3324 Turlington Hall or visit our
\ webpage at: http://eb.wst.ufLedi/lseholars.htmnl


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Artistic Expressions Ws

Coming in January 2002: AnimalAttitudes

Sheila Barksdale will be exhibiting her artwork at the CWSGR
beginning in January 2002. This exhibition of mixed watercol-
or and pastel paintings presents the 'otherness' of the personal-
ities of animals. As Ms. Barksdale states, "We view animals as
fascinating but ultimately diluted forms of life that merely
accompany us during our time on this earth and whose spiritu-
al usefulness is limited by their lack of the power of language to
communicate with us on our own terms."
"Fat cart "Gaont"

The Color of Light
an exhibit by Linda Pence
Linda Pence began her formal study of _
art at the Philadelphia College of Art
while still in High School. She con-
tinued studying printmaking and oil
painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn,
NY. While on a bird watching trip to
Trinidad and Tobago she experiment- dow
ed with watercolor and has been paint- a Bo
ing water color landscapes on location ever since, from New
York City to Arizona, California, Wales, Italy and most
recently. North Central Florida. Ms. Pence's exhibit is on
display at the CWSGR office in 3324 Turlington Hall
through December 14,2001.

TheCenter for Women's Studies and
Gender Research
Fall 2001 Colloquium Series

Thursday, September 13,3:00 p.m.
Women and Feminism in Russia
Presented by Dr. Elena Gritsenko
University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Thursday, October 4,3:00 p.m.
Dred Scott's Daughters: Urban Girls at the
Intersection of Race and Patriarchy
Presented by Dr. Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
UF Levin College of Law
Thursday, November 15,4:00 p.m.
Rituals of the Flesh: Pain, Pleasure and
Performance and the Question of Gender
Presented by Dr. Janet Rose
University of Kansas

Imagined, Realized, Lost

In Summer 2001, the CWSGR
sponsored an art exhibit by
Cynthia LePrell. Ms. LePrell was
a self-taught artist until she
moved to Germany in 1973, were
she studied for three years with
"Snear Shop Windeo" Heir Hertzfeld. learning the Old
Master's technique of painting with egg emulsions and
Mastik. After returning to the US., she continued art
studies at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in
metal and clay sculpture. She works in a variety of
media including oils, water color, and pencil using a
form called photo-realism.

WSGR Research Symposilum Fall 2002
As part of the 25th anniversary celebration, the CWSGR will hold
a symposium featuring research about women and gender at the
University of Florida. For more information, contact the CWSGR
office at 392-3365 or stop by 3324 Turlington Hall.

Sixth International Festival of Women Composers
March 16-18, 2002, University of Florida
The purpose of the Sixth International Festival of Women Composers is
to be an international crossroads for networking among women com-
posers and their advocates. It will be co-sponsored by the International
Women Composers Library and University of Florida School of Music.
All compositions, accompanying information, and proposals for presen-
tations are to be submitted by November 15, 2001 to:
Dr. Miriam Zach, Director
International Women Composers Library, PO Box 5566, Gainesville,
FL 32627-5566. UF campus mail: School of Music 130
e-mail: minerna@(th.org

Around the Center

Fall 2001 CWSGR Reception

SCeolarsmp winners

Fall 2001 CWSGR Opening Reception

The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research Opening
Reception for the 2001-2002 academic year was a great success! The event
was held on August 30th, at the Keene Faculty Center, Dauer Hall The pro-
gram began with welcoming remarks and introductions by Angel Kwolek-
Folland, Director of the CWSGR. Dr. Kwolek-Folland discussed the accom-
plishments ofthe Center over the last year and remarked on the future goals
for Women's Studies at UF.
Neil S. Sullivan. Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
(CLAS). discussed the progress of the Center and the future goals of CLAS
in relation to the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research. The
speakers were followed by the presentation of Women's Studies scholar-
ships. This year's recipient of the Irene Thompson scholarship was Aline
Gubrium. Jana Bailey received the Alice Charlotte Hogsett Award. Cheryl
Falk and Natalie Maxwell were the recipients of the Judith Brown Women's
Leadership Endowment Scholarship. In addition, Paul Litow, Kathryn
Lynch, and Marisa Lopez were acknowledged for receiving Gender and
Development Graduate Certificates.

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(From left MJ. Hardman, Marie Nelson,
and Cynthia Chennault

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and Mary Ann Eaverly

The 15th Annual Women's
Leadership Conference presented by
the UF Women's Leadership Council
February 10, 2002 at the
University of Florida
The purpose of the Women's Leadership
Conference shall be to bring women leaders
together in order to encourage, educate,
motivate them to embrace the challenge of
leadership. To offer the tools, skills, ideas
necessary to help them set and achieve their
educational, professional and personal goals
and to facilitate the advancement of the role
of women in leadership positions on the
University of Flonda campus and in the
Gainesville community. For more informa-
tion contact Nina Bassil or Sarah Lindquist at
(352) 392-1261, ext. 137 or by email at

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-"Friend" of Women's Studies
Paula Stahmer

The Friends of Women's Studies was organized in 1991
through the efforts of Polly Doughty and director Linda D.
Wolfe in order to increase community awareness about
women and gender studies. Ms. Stahmer was involved
with the establishment of the organization. She received her education at uni-
versities in both Vermont and Washington D.C., and currently practices law
in Gainesville. During her time in Washington D.C., she worked as an attor-
ney in employment discrimination law for the National Office of the Equal
Opportunity Employment Commission. She is extremely active in the com-
munity and is a member of several organizations including the American
Association of University Women, United Nations Association, League of
Women Voters, and the Civic Media Center. Ms. Stahmer recently organized
the Friends of Women's Studies Luncheon on October 14, 2001. The lunch-
eon raised funds for the "Friends" organization and was the venue for dis-
cussion of future events for Women's Studies. The CWSGR would like to
extend its appreciation for Ms. Stahmer's hard work and support.

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Around the Center

Women's Equality Day:
Women and the Global Economy
in the 21st Century

The 2001 Women's Equality Day luncheon was
held in Gainesville, Florida on Saturday, August
25, 2001. celebrating the 153rd anni ersary of the
women's rights convention held in Seneca Falls.
N.Y. in 1848, and the passage of the 19th
Amendment in 1920. Dr. Kwolek-Folland was the
featured speaker at the luncheon and several sup-;
porters of the CWSGR were in attendance.
Barbara Oberlander presided over the event. This
year's recipient of the 2001 Susan B. Anthony
'Award was Harriet Ludwig, a journalist and com-
munity advocate, who has been recognized for her
work in child advocacy and healthcare.

Conversations about Gender Research:
An Open Forum for Research Discussion
Fall 2001 Brown Bag Series
All meetings are at 12:00 p.m.
Friday, October 5, Turlington 3310
Ken Wald, Political Science
Gender and Campaign Politics
Thursday, October 18, Dauer 219
Anne Jones, English
Theory and the Good Old Boys
Thursday, November 1, Dauer 219
Anita Spring, Anthropology
Women are not left behind: Boserup's
Hypothesis and Women In Commercial Ventures
Tuesday, November 13. Dauer 219
Aida Bamla, African and Asian
Languages and Literatures
"Maghtibi Women De-vices," the oral poetry of
Maghribi women in Mauritania, Morocco, and
Monday, Nov. 26, Dauer 219
May Sengendo, Agriculture,
Institutions within Institutions: Gender relations
within horticulture export marketing channels in
Wednesday, Dec. 5, Dauer 219
Azra Biborac, Medicine,
Women in Nephrology

Friends of WomeN's
Studies Anls u einm
On October 21, the second
annual Friends of Women's Studies
luncheon was held at the
Sweetwater Branch Inn. McKenzie (From left) Sheila Dickion sand
Hall. The event was organized rene Thompson
with the assistance of Paula Stahmer and sponsored by an annoy-
mous donor, the American Association of University Women,
Patricia Hilliard-Nunn, June Littler. Helen Safa, Nancy Rogers
Sever, Paula Stahmer, Gale Trotter, Jill White, and Lucia Y. Yu.
Angel Kwolek-Folland
welcomed the attendees and
thanked the organizers of the
luncheon. She also spoke
about the initiatives of the
Center including funding for
graduate student fellowships.
the Women's Studies lecture
(From left) every Sherman, Marge series, future art exhibits, and
Roskos, Jill Spellman. and Honey the proposal of a Chair for vis-
Neewman iting scholars. Of particular
importance was the issue of public outreach to both schools and
the community regarding women and gender
At this year's event, Dr. Kwolek-Folland
presented the first Uppity Woman awards. The
award was established to recognize outstanding
Women's Studies supporters. The recipients
were Professor Irene Thompson, for her many
years of support of the CWSGR and Dr. Phyllis
Meek, who is retiring from UF after 35 years P ab Meek
and who has been an advocate of women and
gender issues for many years. Next year's luncheon will be held
on Saturday, October 26, 2002 as part of the 25th anniversary
celebration of Women's Studies at UF!

Campus NOW is dedicated to fighting for the rights of women
in the community and on college campuses. NOW believes
that the root of women's problems are political, and that condi-
tions can be improved by uniting and fighting in a public,
political way. The University of Florida Campus NOW was
established in 1972 and is one of the oldest chapters in NOW,
and was the first chapter organized on a college campus. For
more information call (352) 371-6499 or visit their wesite at


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A special "thank you" goes out to Dr. Miriam Zach for
performing piano arrangements of music by women com-
posers at the CWSGR Fall 2001 Opening Reception.

We would like to thank recent supporters of the
Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research
American Association Kenny Roberts
of University Women Helen Safa
Anonymous Nancy Rogers Sever
Blank, Meenan & Smith Carolyn Smith
Katherine Dilcher Paula Stahmer
Janet Fant Irene Thompson
Jamie Funderburk Mark Thurner
David Hackett Peggy Joan Trapp
Eloise Harman Gale Trotter
Mary Hasell Mary Poe Twitchell
Patricia Hilliard-Nunn Jill Carolyn White
Clyde Kiker Sno White
Wanda Kowitz Anne Wyatt-Brown
June Littler Lucia Yu

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The CWSGR would like to extend our appreciation to Mr.
Kenneth Roberts, owner of Custom Copies, for his loyal
support of the Center's Fall 2001 Opening Reception.




VIsMnng Schilar Sizamu e Bost
Dr. Suzanne Bost, visiting from James Madison
University, will be working with the CWSGR over the
2001-2002 academic year. Dr. Bost has recently submit-
ted a book for publication entitled, Mulattas and
Mestizas: Mixed-Race Identity and Sex in the Americas
which analyzes the role of sex/gender in representations
of racial mixture, comparing histories, literatures, and
racial theories from the United States, Mexico, and the
Caribbean. Her current project, "Mestiza Pain," studies
the role of pain in Chicana identity theones and the ink
between the concept/metaphor/historical reality of pain
and the recent reception of Chicana writings by post-
modernist and feminist theorists. While at UF, she will
be researching both the current commodification and
"packaging" of Latinidad for Euro-Americans and the
(frequently elided) Latin American cultural history that
informs Chicana/Latina identity theories. She will also
be teaching Latina Feminist Literature in the Spring. In
addition. Dr. Bost will be coordinating the Gender
Research Forum in which scholars from around the uni-
versity meet to discuss interdisciplinary perspectives on
gender-related research topics.

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