Women's Studies Events
All UConn Stamford Campus Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies are free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 10 at 5:30pm in the MPR (Rm 108)
"Gender and Occupational Health: Identifying and Understanding Hazards on the Job"
A talk by Yasin Khan
This talk will address the connections between gender segregation in the labor market, occupational hazards to women's health, and the occupational health field.
Yasin Khan graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2010, with a major in Sociology and minors in History and Women's Studies. Upon graduating, she joined AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps and worked in Louisiana. Once her service year ended, Yasin moved back to Connecticut and worked at the Domestic Violence Crisis Center as a violence prevention educator. Yasin is currently pursuing a Master's in Public Health at Drexel University and recently interned at The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) where she did legislative research around workplace violence prevention.
TTuesday, October 15 at 1:00pm in the MPR (Room 108)
"Manicuring Nails, Bodies and Emotions: Race, Gender and Class in Service Work"
A talk by Miliann Kang
Two women, virtual strangers, sit hand-in-hand across a narrow table, both intent on the same thing-achieving the perfect manicure. Encounters like this occur thousands of times across the United States in nail salons increasingly owned and operated by Asian immigrants. This study looks closely for the first time at these intimate encounters, focusing on New York City, where such nail salons have become ubiquitous. Drawing from rich and compelling interviews, Miliann Kang takes us inside the nail industry, asking such questions as: Why have nail salons become so popular? Why do so many Asian women and Korean women in particular, provide these services? Kang discovers multiple motivations for the manicure-from the pampering of white middle class women to the artistic self-expression of working class African American women to the mass consumption of body-related services.
Miliann Kang is Associate Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies and affiliated faculty in Sociology and Asian/Asian American Studies at UMass-Amherst. She is the author of THE MANAGED HAND: RACE, GENDER AND THE BODY IN BEAUTY SERVICE WORK, 2010, University of California Press, which won book awards from the American Sociological Association and National Women's Studies Association.
Wednesday, October 30 at 4:00pm in the GenRe Auditorium (A1)
"A Notorious Life, Fact and Fiction"
A talk by Kate Manning
This talk will address how newspapers of the 1860's portrayed a real-life midwife/abortionist as a "Hag of Misery," and how a novelist re-imagined and re-invented her as a reproductive rights pioneer.
Kate Manning is the author of the novels WHITEGIRL (2002), and MY NOTORIOUS LIFE (2013). A former documentary television producer (for WNET-13, where she won two Emmy Awards), she has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, the LA Times, Glamour, and More magazine. She has taught creative writing at Bard High School Early College. She lives in New York City.
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