Thinking Gender 2024: “Dystopian Realities, Feminist Utopias”
Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Women|Barbra Streisand Center for a day of engaging student presentations and a dynamic keynote panel featuring Kara Keeling (University of Southern California) and Camae Avewa/Moor Mother (University of Southern California)!
Thinking Gender 2024
34th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference
“Dystopian Realities, Feminist Utopias”
Thinking Gender 2024’s conference theme, “Dystopian Realities, Feminist Utopias,” considers what it means to live in the cataclysmic wake of racial capitalism, settler colonialism, and neoliberalism. At the same time, the theme celebrates how feminist, queer, and BIPOC scholarship, activism, and art enact utopias by imagining alternatives to hegemonic structures.
The theme seeks to explore how dystopianism serves as an apt metaphor to explore and critique social and political issues related to gender, race, class, and sexuality and how utopianism is an ethical mandate to imagine a better present and future.
The in-person program on Friday, March 1, 2024, will be open to the public. Guests who have not pre-registered may be admitted if space permits.
Friendly Reminder: Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Due to the high percentage of no-shows, we do overbook our events. Therefore, a reservation does not guarantee a seat, so we suggest you arrive early. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
African American Studies
Asian American Studies Center
Bixby Center on Population and Reproductive Health
Chicana/o and Central American Studies
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Institute for Research on Labor & Employment
Institute of American Cultures
Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, David Geffen School of Medicine
LGBTQ Campus Resource Center
Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies
Theater, Film, & Television
UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy