From the anti-war Women in Black vigils to the pro-gun control Million Mom March, women have seized a dynamic role in protests of the early 21st century, says Beth Currans, a professor of women’s and gender studies at Eastern Michigan University.
She will discuss how public demonstrations help feminist activists set boundaries, negotiate movement direction, and collectively claim spaces in a lecture to the UWindsor class “Women in Protest,” Friday, Nov. 22.
Dr. Currans is the author of the 2017 book Marching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers: Women Transforming Public Space. She blends feminist, queer, and critical race theory with performance studies, political theory, and geography to explore the outcomes and cultural relevance of protest.
Her guest lecture Friday is open to the campus community, in room 353, Dillon Hall, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.