Balancing Life & Work in Academia

Graduate Professional Development Series introduces Slavic Languages & Literature, featuring Dr. Alesha Doan and Dr. Andy Denning on Thursday, September 26th in Strong  Hall 339, 5:00pm

International Coffee Hour

International Coffee Hour brings the KU community together to chat over coffee, tea, and snacks. Each coffee hour features a presentation by an international student or scholar on their home country or culture at  Watson Library Third Floor! Featured Speaker: PhD Student, Hollie Hall from England If you would like to present your country or culture at…

Lecture Series: Eloquent Rage

Brittney Cooper “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower” September 12, 2019 7:30pm, Liberty Hall Brittney Cooper is a writer, teacher, public speaker, and the author of “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower” (2018). An Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies at Rutgers University, Dr. Cooper has published…

Book Tour: Sarah Smarsh, Heartland

Join Sarah Smarsh,  KU Alumna, for the release of her new book Heartland. Heartland A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest. During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty…

Coffee @ The Commons on Self Care

Image courtesy of The Commons Coffee @ The Commons with Michelle Tea: Self Care 10am, Friday, September 21st Coffee @ The Commons invites conversations between the community and a visiting scholar. It is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending should familiarize themselves with the work of the speaker beforehand, so that…

Reading and Book Signing: Michelle Tea, “Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms”

Michelle Tea is the author of the memoirs The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruption of One Girl in America, The Chelsea Whistle, the illustrated Rent Girl and Valencia, and is the winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction. Valencia was made into a collaborative feature-length film with 21 different directors, and toured film festivals globally after a sold-out…

White Washing & Drag Culture

Join us for a discussion about white washing and decolonizing drag culture, lead by SGD Coordinator, TK Morton! Wednesday, September 13th, 6-8pm in the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center 116