Past Events

    MLK 2022: Cultivating Empathy and Change: Recognizing the Life and Legacy of Henrietta Lacks, Film and Discussion


    WGSS Colloquium: 'Issa No for Me': Black Networked Resistance and the Complexities of Cancel Culture

    Virtual - For Faculty and Graduate Students only

    Race and Human Trafficking: How Racial Inequality Impacts Human Trafficking


    NYU Libraries: Porn Work: Sex, Labor, and Late Capitalism

    Virtual - Registration required

    EALC Lecture Series | Trans in Relation, Topos in Motion: Narrativity and the Power of Congruency

    Howard Chiang, Associate Professor of History at University of Calfornia-Davis
    Virtual-registration required

    Reading by Visiting Hurst Professor francine j. harris

    This event will be held via Zoom.

    Americanist Dinner Forum: Work, After the Future

    Zoom Webinar

    Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum: (UN)MASKING HEALTH

    Kemper Art Museum - Registration required

    Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict: Theories, Myths and Holistic Responses


    Black Girlhood Studies Lab In Conversation With Dr. Nazera Sadiq Wright

    In this conversation, Dr. Wright will discuss her manuscript, Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century and recent digital humanities project, “DIGITAL GI(RL)S: Mapping Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century.”

    Sex Week 2022: Ethical Porn Discussion and Erotica Writing Workshop

    Seigle Hall, Room 109

    Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Spring Colloquium: AIDS and Time: Queering and Decolonizing the Health Crisis

    Professor Ivan Bujan is the Post-Doctoral Fellow in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Professor Marlon Bailey, Associate Professor Arizona State University will be the faculty respondent.
    virtual - For graduate and faculty only.

    Black History Month: HeLa 100 – Race and Eugenics 2022

    Join School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Division of Biology and Biomedical Science’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Student and Alumni Affairs for a discussion regarding race and eugenics in relation to Henrietta Lacks. This program seeks to be a critical space for participants to recognize how science has perpetuated harmful and racist narratives that deeply affect marginalized communities. Participants will read a short selection of pre-work to prepare for the discussion. This program is part of WUSTL’s commemoration of Henrietta Lacks’ 100th birthday.
    Virtual - Readings required for discussion |

    St. Louis University 2022 (Virtual) Bridge Lecture: "Wicked, Licentious, and Free: African Women in the French Atlantic World"

    SLU 2022 (Virtual) Bridge Lecture Celebrating the 10th anniversary of lectures bridging Black History Month & Women's History Month Guest speaker Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson

    Women in Global Health - Midwest Chapter Speaker Series Leadership During the Pandemic with Matifadza Hlatshwayo Davis


    St Louis Public Library Presents: Who is the St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (Not an Intro event)

    Please join St. Louis Public Library for a presentation from SQSH. St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline.
    Virtual - Registration required - Spaces Limited

    Raising Queens: The Important Role of Racial Socialization in the Lives of Black Girls

    Presentation by Sheretta Brown, Associate Professor, Brown School
    virtual event

    St Louis Public Library Presents: Trailblazers: Navigating the World of Academia as a Woman

    Thinking about where your journey will take you in college and beyond? Thinking about teaching higher education and whether it's worth it?
    Virtual - registration required - spaces limited

    Leadership Perspectives: 'She Suite'

    A panel discussion on women and leadership in the business world

    A Queer Perspective on Successful Aging

    Vanessa Fabbre, Associate professor at the Brown School

    St Louis Public Library Presents: Women Artists Panel Discussion

    While much of art, including music, continues to be male dominated, women have made and continue to make an important impact.
    Virtual - registration required - limited spaces

    Panel Discussion for ‘Behind the Sheet’

    Co-Hosts: Ron Himes, Founder and Producing Director, The Black Rep; and Rebecca Messbarger, PhD, Director of Medical Humanities
    Women's Building (Formal Lounge) at Washington University

    Lecture by Visiting Hurst Professor Anne Cheng

    This event will be held via Zoom. Register below.

    Supporting Transgender Youth - Transgender Day of Visibility

    Speakers include Lisa Brennan (she/her), co-leader of TransParent St Louis and author of The Auditorium in my Mind/Treasuring My Transgender Child; Jess Jones (they/them), owner of Jess Jones Education & Consulting; Sayer Johnson (he/him), Executive Director of Metro Trans Umbrella Group; Christopher Lewis (he/him), co-director of Pediatric Transgender Health and director of Differences of Sex Development Clinic at Washington University School of Medicine. This panel is moderated by Kelly Storck (she/her), a licensed clinical social worker and author of Gender Identity Workbook for Kids. Brown School Open Classroom.

    The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Diversity Studies Presents: Joint Book Launch

    Professor Heather Berg, Washington University in St. Louis and Professor Brenda Cossman, University of Toronto Moderator: Professor Rebecca Wanzo, Washington University in St. Louis
    Virtual - Registration required

    "Monsters, Cyborgs, and Vases: Specters of the Yellow Woman"

    Anne Cheng is professor of English and affiliated faculty in the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Committee on Film Studies at Princeton University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar who works at the intersection of aesthetics and politics, drawing from literary theory, critical race studies, film theory, feminist theory, and psychoanalysis. She works primarily with 20th-century American literature and visual culture with special focus on Asian American and African American literatures. She is the author of The Melancholy of Race: Assimilation, Psychoanalysis, and Hidden Grief (Oxford University Press, 2001), a study of the notion of racial grief at the intersection of culture, history, and law. Her second book, Second Skin: Josephine Baker and the Modern Surface (Oxford University Press, 2013), excavates the story of the unexpected intimacy between modern architectural theory and the invention of a modernist style and the conceptualization of Black skin at the turn of the 20th century.

    Combating Caste on U.S. College Campuses

    A Dalit History Month Speaker Panel
    McMillan Café in McMillan Hall

    "Now is the right time. Come, come!": Unpacking Gender, Caste, and Humor in Bharatanatyam Performances of Eroticism

    Anusha Kedhar, Assistant Professor in Dance, University of California, Riverside

    Neuroscience & Society Colloquium: Sex and Gender Development in Research and Healthcare

    Melissa Hines, PhD Professor of Psychology Director, Gender Development Research Centre University of Cambridge

    Who Owns Women’s Rights?: Reflections on The UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

    Women's Building Formal Lounge/hybrid event

    Bull in a China Shop

    An Island Retreat: Sin, Secrecy, and the Offshoring of Sexually Abusive Priests

    A public lecture by Kevin Lewis O’Neill, Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies and Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
    Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall

    LGBTQ + Mental Health Panel

    MedQ and Stem present a panel on LGBTQ and Mental Health
    DUC 236 and virtual email

    Honors Thesis Presentations

    Wrighton Hall, Room 301

    Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Class of 2022 Celebration

    Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduation Celebration
    Zetcher House Risa Commons

    What Does Reproductive Health Look Like, post Dobbs?

    Panel: Dineo- Khabele, MD - Mitchell & Elaine Yanow Professor, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Tessa Madden, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Family Planning; and Rebecca Wanzo, PhD (moderator), Chair, Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

    Alison Bechdel - Washington University International Humanities Prize

    Lecture and reception for cartoonist-memoirist and MacArthur “Genius” Alison Bechdel, author of “Fun Home” and winner of the 2022 Washington University International Humanities Prize
    Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall

We also have current events!