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By annebalsamo | Feminism, Science, Technology & Infrastructures

District of Columbia Center Point

A little marble compass above George Washington's (empty) tomb marks the exact center of the city.<p>Urban planner Pierre L’Enfant designed Washington, …

History

MoMA and Neue Galerie Acquire a Painting by Paula Modersohn-Becker, the Expressionist Pioneer With a Tragic Life Story

On View<p>When the 1907 painting is hung today, it will be the oldest work by a woman on view at MoMA.<p>,<p>Two New York institutions, the Museum of Modern …

Art

Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair In Media, Culture and Feminist Studies

Position Information<p>Recruitment/Posting Title<p>Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair In Media, Culture and Feminist Studies<p>Department<p>SC&I - Dean's …

Education

The San Francisco Firebrand Looking to Reshape the City

Sonja Trauss doesn’t seem like someone who frequents cocktail parties. Genuine and attentive, yes, but she’s far more at ease debating solutions to …

Housing

My Secret Life as an Artist and Spy

The post My Secret Life as an Artist and Spy appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The Surprising Eloquence of Mass-Produced Materials

Installation view, Jessica Vaughn, <i>Receipt of a Form</i> (all images courtesy Martos Gallery)I first encountered Jessica Vaughn’s work in a group …

The Peculiar Story of the Witch of Wall Street

Walking the streets in black clothes and making obscene amounts of money, Hetty Green was one of the Gilded Age’s many characters<p>Comment on this Story

Mental Floss

Associate Director, UC San Diego Sixth College, Culture, Art and Technology Writing Program (Academic Coordinator I-AY/Lecturer) (JPF01622) - UC San Diego AP On-Line Recruit

The University of California, San Diego, Sixth College Culture, Art, and Technology Writing Program (CAT) is currently looking for an Associate …

Education

Lilli Hornig, 96, Dies; A-Bomb Researcher Lobbied for Women in Science

Dr. Lilli Hornig, who rejected a male chauvinistic job offer to type other scientists’ top secret reports during World War II and instead found her way to produce research that helped trigger the first atomic bomb, died on Friday in Providence, R.I. She was 96.<p>The cause was heart and lung failure, …

Science

Reframing Pop Cultural Images of Women Through a Queer and Feminist Lens

Two Films by Joan Braderman, screening at Spectacle, Brooklyn (image via Spectacle)If personal essays are hard to pull off, personal video essays are …

Dorothea Rockburne Murals in Limbo as the Former AT&T Building Awaits Its Fate

Dorothea Rockburne, “Northern Sky” (left) and “Southern Sky” (right) (both 1993), installed at 550 Madison Ave. (photo by Jim Salzano, courtesy the …

Siri is dying. Long live Susan Bennett.

She’s been in the hands of over 100 million people. Perhaps she’s slept on your nightstand. She may have even drunk-dialed your ex.<p>And guess what: …

Artificial Intelligence

Filibuster queen Wendy Davis on how young women can make the most political impact

Women, people of color, transgender people—basically anyone who wasn’t an old, straight cis white guy—were on <i>fire</i> this November in elections across …

Feminism

52 Mini Memoirs on Kissing and Feminism: Your Next Great Read

Sometimes I crave a fat novel that will consume me for weeks, but lately I’ve longed for something slim and energetic, a fast-paced read that doesn’t …

Books

The First California Women to Fight for the Redwoods

On a trail off the mystical redwood-lined Avenue of the Giants in Humboldt County, California, an old gray plaque commemorates a major milestone in …

Medicine

Olga Holtz on Hedy Lamarr

The Picture in Her Mind

In her famous essays on the Sixties and Seventies, Joan Didion surveyed a society on the verge of a nervous breakdown. In the past two years, critics …

Literature

Employment Opportunities

We currently have two positions available in the School of Cinema.<p>TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EXPANDED MEDIA THEORY AND PRACTICE<p>The San …

Education

The U.N. climate talks have a gender gap. Women plan to fix it.

Since women are disproportionately affected by climate change, it’s about time they get a bigger seat at the negotiating table.<p>The Women and Gender …

Climate

Meet Ann Gregory, Who Shattered Racist and Sexist Barriers in the Golf World

An unheralded sports pioneer, she was known as “The Queen of Negro Women’s Golf.”<p>In 1959, on a warm August evening in Bethesda, Maryland, Ann Moore …

Golf

Graduate Research Conference

Each year, a diverse group of participants gather in Rochester, NY for a graduate conference held by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, …

Education

Transgender artists of color speak on reclaiming their resilience in powerful art project

Monday marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual awareness day to remember the individuals killed by anti-transgender violence and …

Transgender

AMERICAN CULTURE STUDIES

The Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University (AMCS) invites applications for our <b>Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Cultures</b>, …

explicit

#TransTuesday | 2017 Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

In the Spotlight<p>Latest Headlines<p>Get Covered: #OpenEnrollment Starts Today! <b>November 1, 2017 at 1:25 pm</b> #TransTuesday: Open Enrollment Begins Tomorrow!</b> …

Transgender

The Phoenix of Equality: How Pioneering Firefighter Brenda Berkman Won Women’s Right to Herosim

“My uniform is emblematic of my philosophy that people should try to leave the world better than they found it.”<p><i>“No woman should say, ‘I am but a woman!’ But a woman! What more can you ask to be?”</i> pioneering 19th-century astronomer Maria Mitchell told her students as she paved the way for women in …

American Philosophy

Weekend Studio Visit: Victoria Civera on Broadway, Lower Manhattan

Victoria Civera, “Horizonte circulares #7” (2017), mixed media on canvas, 43 cm (images courtesy the artist)I have known Victoria Civera for many …

The Gritty Poetry of Elizabeth Murray’s Paintings

Elizabeth Murray, “Wake Up” (1981), oil on canvas (three parts), 9′ 3-1/8″ x 8′ 9-5/8″ x 1-5/8″, photography by Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy Pace …

I’ve seen the future of tech, and she’s female - Salon.com

This fall, I was invited to moderate a panel for a conference put on by Women In Product, a non-profit formed to create a strong community of women builders and leaders in the tech industry.<p>My panel included four female founders of technology companies: Cheryl Contee of Fission Strategy, Heather …

Women in Tech

Meet 2017’s most inspiring Women of the Future

From aerospace engineers to computing geniuses.<p>Meet 2017’s Women of the Future<p>This year, the award took place on 15 November at the London Hilton on …

Mars Rover