Events

Oct
26
Tue
Book Launch & Discussion: Frontiers of Feminism @ Virtual Event
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/FrontiersOfFeminism

This book explores the evolution of Italian and Québec feminisms from the mid-1960s until the mid-1980s, focusing on their political activism, their attempts at creative theorizing, and their relationship with a diversity of struggles stemming from the existing social and political scenes. It focuses first on moments of intense mobilization during the 1970s, then on the fragmentation of the feminist/women’s movement into small women’s groups and larger feminist collectives, and finally on their diffusion throughout all layers of Italian and Québec society in the 1980s. As contemporary feminisms of the 1960s and 1970s became an integral part of the historiography of political struggles, this book also addresses the challenge the difficulty to transfer feminist memory from one generation of activists to the next.

Jacinthe Michaud is Professor at the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies/École d’Études des femmes, de la sexualité et du genre, of York University (Glendon). Frontiers of Feminism: Movements and Influences in Québec and in Italy, 1960-80, published at UBC Press is her most recent book. She is also the author of, Conscience subalterne, conscience identitaire : la voix des femmes assistées au sein des organisations féministes et communautaires, published at the University of Ottawa Press in 2005, as well as many other articles such as, “The Politics of Representation and the Problem of Loyalties within Feminist Research: Revisiting the Position/Location of the ‘Native Informant’ in Gayatri Spivak” in Studies in Political Economy. She is currently working on a critical analysis of the factors leading to the spychiatrization and criminalization of social categories of people for their participation of radical and political movements. 


RSVP: www.tinyurl.com/FrontiersOfFeminism

Cet ouvrage fait l’analyse de l’évolution des féminismes italien et québécois à partir du milieu des années 1960 jusqu’au milieu des années 1980 et mettant l’accent sur leur militantisme politique, leurs approches innovantes sur le plan théorique et sur leurs relations avec une diversité des luttes émergentes sur les scènes sociale et politique. Le livre débute avec les mobilisations intenses des années 1970, suivi du processus de fragmentation des féminismes/mouvements des femmes en petits groupes et/ou collectives plus larges et finalement, sur la diffusion des principes féministes dans toutes les couches de la société en Italie et au Québec dans les années 1980. Dans la mesure où le féminisme contemporain est devenu partie intégrante des historiographies des luttes politiques, ce livre se penche sur la difficulté de faire un transfert de mémoire d’une génération de militantes à la génération suivante.

Jacinthe Michaud est professeure titulaire à L’École d’Études des femmes, de la sexualité et du genre/ School of Gender, Sexuality Studies and Women’s Studies, de l’Université York (Glendon). Elle vient tout juste de publier, Frontiers of Feminism: Movements and Influences in Québec and Italy, 1960-80 chez UBC Press. Elle est également l’auteure de, Conscience subalterne, conscience identitaire : la voix des femmes assistées au sein des organisations féministes et communautaires, publié aux Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa en 2005 et de plusieurs autres articles dont, “The Politics of Representation and the Problem of Loyalties within Feminist Research: Revisiting the Position/Location of the ‘Native Informant’ in Gayatri Spivak” in Studies in Political Economy. Elle travaille présentement à l’analyse critique des facteurs de psychiatrisation et la criminalisation de certaines catégories sociologiques de personnes pour cause de participation à des mouvements radicaux et politiques.  

Mar
10
Thu
Just renewable energy transitions and the climate emergency
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Given the scale of the renewable energy transition required to address the climate emergency, the event will address how can renewable energy be transformative for communities and what new research areas and opportunities does this open up for current scholars wishing to pursue a just renewable energy transition in research and in practice. 


Dr. Christina Hoicka is an Associate Professor in Geography and Civil Engineering at the University of Victoria. She holds university degrees in Engineering (McGill University), Environmental Studies (York University), and Geography (University of Waterloo). She is a member of the Core Team of the Geography of Sustainability Transitions Thematic Group for the Sustainability Transitions Research Network. With support from Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, she is co-founder and former Chair of Women and Inclusivity in Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) Network. Her current interdisciplinary research program addresses three important socio-technical challenges for urban areas transitioning to renewable energy sources: how to implement clusters of renewable and low-carbon innovations; how to engage with surrounding regions and communities as part of their planning processes; how to address societal acceptance, justice, and transformation for affected communities. This program will enhance our understanding of the geographic, participatory, and justice aspects of energy and sustainability transitions and provide invaluable tools and knowledge to support urban areas and affected communities to achieve a just renewable energy transformation.

Contact: robarts@yorku.ca