Researchers from labs across the country will come together on CU Boulder’s campus for a two-day symposium exploring how feminist approaches can be integrated into lab settings.
The “What Is a Feminist Lab?” symposium is free and open to the public and will take place on April 17-18 in the university’s Norlin Library. Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis.
During the symposium, which will include both presentations and lab tours, speakers will survey the lab landscape and examine the proliferation of labs, drawing on intersectional feminist approaches. The event is meant to create a dialogue among lab leaders and collaborators from across the U.S. and Canada, as well as students and faculty from various interdisciplinary university labs.
Featured speakers include: Ashley Baccus-Clark, a molecular and cellular biologist and multidisciplinary artist based in New York; Ingrid Burrington, a writer and mapmaker based in New York; Max Liboiron, an assistant professor of geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland; Elizabeth Losh, an associate professor of English and American studies at the College of William and Mary in Virginia; Tara McPherson, a professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts; Marisa Parham, a professor of English at Amherst College in Massachusetts; Jacqueline Wernimont, an associate professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire; and Darren Wershler, an associate professor of English at Concordia University in Montreal.
CU Boulder will also provide lab tours and presentations of the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship; the Media Archaeology Lab; the Unstable Design Lab; Nature, Environment, Science and Technology Studio for the Arts; and Blow Things Up Lab.
The symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in CU Boulder’s Norlin Library, room N410. Lab tours will be led on Thursday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., also beginning in the Norlin Library, room N410, and then at each lab’s location starting at 10:30 a.m.
The event is co-organized by Professor and Director of Digital Scholarship for the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship Thea Lindquist, PhD Candidate and Curator of the Media Archaeology Lab Maya Livio, and Associate Professor and Director of the Media Archaeology Lab Lori Emerson. Major sponsors for the symposium are the Media Archaeology Lab and the Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship. A list of co-sponsors and additional information can be found on the symposium’s web page.