1992 - 1995
1992 to 1995
In 1992-93, CSW continued its Feminist Research Seminar and its Brown Bag Lunch Series. In spring of 1992, Professors Janet Bergstrom (Film) and Anne K. Mellor (English) received funding to establish a feminist theory series to bring prominent feminist theorists to UCLA, provide a public forum for feminist theorizing, and enrich the work of CSW scholars. Commencing in January 1993, the Feminist Theory Series featured six well-known scholars focusing on women and film: E. Ann Kaplan, Linda Kauffman, Amelia Jones, Jacqueline Rose, Trinh T. Minh-ha, and Mary Doane. Audience size averaged sixty-four attendees per lecture.
On January 22, 1993, CSW also hosted the first annual event to commemorate the anniversary of Roe v. Wade with a special lecture by Simon Heller from the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy in New York, entitled The Continuing Threat to the Right to Choose Abortion.
Together with the Women's Studies (now Gender Studies) Program and the Women's Resource Center, CSW helped to plan a series of special events for Women's History Month in March of 1993, including a public reception and lectures by Gloria Anzaldua, Peggy Reeves Sanday, Mary Daly, Susan Moller Okin, and Louise Tilly.
The Center sponsored its third annual graduate student research conference on May 17, 1993, featuring twenty-seven UCLA graduate students, who presented their research on women and gender. The keynote address was given by noted speaker and author Carol Tarvis.
CSW functioned as the administrative home for the new Lesbian and Gay Series for 1992-1993. This series brought together a variety of events that focus on lesbian and gay studies, history, and community, including an exhibit of With Equal Pride: Lesbian and Gay Studies at UCLA at the University Research Library and talks by speakers Morris Kight, Eloise Klein Healy, and Douglas Crimp.
1993 to 1994
During the 1993-94 academic year the Center continued housing the on-going multi-pronged Curriculum Transformation Project (CTP) which includes the original Integration of Ethnic Women into Liberal Arts Curriculum (Ford Ethnic Women's Curriculum Transformation Project or FEW), the related Curriculum Writing Integration Project (CWIP), the Ethnic and Gender Undergraduate Integration Project (EGUIP), and the Humanities Educational Leadership Project (HELP).
In conjunction with the UCLA Film and Television Archive, CSW co-sponsored a multifaceted program that addressed the role of the female monster in American film, entitled Scary Women: Female Monsters and Fiends in American Film. The program's main event was a one-day symposium held in Melnitz Theater on Saturday, January 29th, 1994, which featured some of the most important figures in feminist film scholarship, including Vivian Sobchak (UCLA), Janet Bergstrom (UCLA), Rhonda Berenstein (UCI), Linda Williams (UCI), Carol Clover (UCB), and Barbara Creed (LaTrobe University, Bundorra, Australia).
On January 21-22, 1994, CSW sponsored an innovative conference for women leaders in higher education and community organizations to come together and identify the higher educational needs of women and children for the next decade. This conference was entitled And Women Will Lead Us: Steering Higher Education into the 21st Century, and included keynote speakers Marguerite Archie Hudson and Alison Bernstein.
Thanks to a grant from the Florence J. Gould Foundation, CSW was able to plan and help support the two-day public conference Going Public: Women and Publishing in Early Modern France on February 4-5, 1994.
On April 8-10, 1994 CSW gathered together prominent feminists from Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, England, and the United States to discuss the status of women in Central and Eastern Europe, for a conference entitled Women in Central and Eastern Europe: Nationalism, Feminism, and Possibilities for the Future.
The Center held its fourth annual graduate student research conference. This year the conference, titled Thinking Gender, was cosponsored by USC, and graduate students from USC also presented research.
In 1993-1994, CSW continued its Feminist Research Seminar, Feminist Theory Series, Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series, and Lesbian and Gay Lecture Series. In the winter of 1994, CSW also began a new series on Gender and Science, designed to present current research on gender issues in the social and cultural studies of science, technology, and medicine. This series sponsored speakers Robert Proctor, Londa Schiebinger, Naomi Scheman, and Elisabeth Lloyd, as well as five informal workshops.
1994 to 1995
In 1994-1995 the Center continued to develop and monitor proposals for research funds, provide faculty with seed-money through the mini-grant competition, distribute a tri-annual Newsletter and an annual Calendar of Events, offer graduate student awards, and sponsor the Feminist Research Seminar, the Feminist Theory Series, the Lunch Series, the Gender and Politics Project, and the Gender Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine Series.
Together with the UC Humanities Research Institute at Irvine, CSW cosponsored Vindicating Wollstonecraft: An Interdisciplinary Conference which took place on May 5-6, 1995. CSW also cosponsored Gender in International Relations: Reconstructing Theory, a symposium which took place on April 24th, 1995, as part of the CSW Gender and Politics project, and Postcolonial Perspectives, which took place on April 7th, 1995, and provided a forum for discussing the problems of race, nation, gender, and sexuality in the current configuration of the global system.
Thinking Gender, CSW's fifth annual graduate research conference, cosponsored by USC, was held. This year the conference was opened up to include graduate students from other campuses in the region.