Stories about "Women and Gender Studies"
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Bates offers play revealing stories of Iranian women

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 4:25 pm

Bates College offers a performance of "The Poets and the Assassin," a play by Reza Jalali, on March 6.

Rebecca Herzig is the author of "Plucked: A History of Hair Removal in America" and the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Bates.
‘Plucked’: Race, gender, science, medicine converge in history of hair removal

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 3:31 pm

"Plucked: A History of Hair Removal," a new social history by Bates College professor Rebecca Herzig, weaves together for the first time Americans' shifting beliefs about facial and body hair with the technology and business of body modification.

A barber shaves a customer at Hotel de Gink, a hotel for the homeless in New York City, in 1915. Herzig's book notes that for Americans of means, "the advent of the bathroom facilitated shaving’s passage from the public barber shop to the private space of the home.... he labors of hair removal were newly individualized and concealed."
Pursuing the hirsute, Rebecca Herzig explores suffering, feminism and science through hair removal

Monday, December 8, 2014 3:42 pm

Herzig talked about her new book in a lecture marking her appointment as the Christian A. Johnson Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies,

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Herzig to speak on science, suffering and feminism

Thursday, November 20, 2014 8:31 am

Rebecca Herzig marks her appointment to an endowed professorship at Bates College with a lecture on Dec. 2.

Whitehouse Professor Erica Rand smiles during an introduction from President Clayton Spencer at her Sept. 15 talk. (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Erica Rand celebrates appointment to Whitehouse Professorship

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3:12 pm

Rand's scholarship "explores the limits and possibilities of subversion," said Dean of the Faculty Matt Auer.

Rohina Malik performs "Unveiled." (Sadaf Syed)
Solo performance to unveil Muslim women’s lives

Friday, January 17, 2014 9:37 am

Playwright-actress Rohina Malik performs her critically acclaimed one-woman show "Unveiled," portraying five Muslim women living in a post 9/11 world, on Jan. 27.

Women and Gender Studies, Fall 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Welcome back to the Program in Women and Gender Studies. Two members...

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A class of one: The pursuit of passion through independent studies

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 2:47 pm

Bates is known for nurturing student initiative. If you can make a...

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Lecture to explore social mobility, housing, immigrant networks

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 12:59 pm

Silvia Dominguez, a scholar who researches the welfare of women, children and minority populations, offers the talk "Getting Ahead: Social Mobility, Public Housing and Immigrant Networks" on May 9.

Clay Baldo '13 explains a Chinese political poster during the Mount David Summit. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College College.
China: State of the culture, culture of the state

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 4:39 pm

Three senior thesis projects presented during the Mount David Summit illustrated intriguing examples of the state role in Chinese culture.

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