LEAP is committed to the advancement and professional development of women faculty on the Boulder campus.  We sponsor four women’s faculty lunches each year, to which all women faculty are invited.  These informal get-togethers are a great opportunity to meet new colleagues from across the campus, to discuss matters important to our careers, and to build social and professional networks.  

Women Faculty Lunches 

These informal get-togethers are a great opportunity to meet new colleagues from across the campus. Please feel free to come by yourself or to bring a colleague from your department or unit. ​

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020  ~ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Center for Community (C4C) Flatirons Room N301 Please RSVP by January 27 to: email Maribeth.vanhaute@colorado.edu
  • CANCELLED!! Monday, April 6, 2020  ~ 12:00 pm – 1:30 p.m., Center for Community (C4C) Flatirons Room N301  Please RSVP by March 20 to:email Maribeth.vanhaute@colorado.edu


NEW EVENT FOR SPRING 2020 - Join the CHA-LEAP Women Faculty Reading Group

All sessions will take place in Macky Auditorium, Suite 201. Space is limited to 20. RSVP required.  

please RSVP via the google doc signup sheet using your CU email/identikey:


                           Friday, January 24, 2020      12:00pm-1:00pm                              
Jennifer Ann Ho, “The Accidental Academic, or How to Succeed in Academia through Failure and Doubt,” Staging Women’s Lives in Academia:  Gendered Life Stages in Language and Literature Workplaces, ed. Michelle A. Massé and Nan Bauer-Maglia (Albany, NY:  SUNY Press, 2017):  29 – 39. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020     12:30pm-1:30pm
Samira Mehta, ““Family Planning is a Christian Duty:  Religion, Population Control, and the Pill in the 1960s,” Devotions and Desires: Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the 20th Century United States, eds. Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton, and Heather White (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018): 152 – 169. 

                            CANCELLED  -  Wednesday, March 18, 2020      12:00pm-1:00pm                        
Miriam Kingsberg Kadia, “Transnational Knowledge, American Hegemony:  Social Scientists in U.S-Occupied Japan,” How Knowledge Moves, ed. John Krige (Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 2019): 149 – 174. 

CANCELLED - Tuesday, April 14, 2020     12:30pm-1:30pm
Lorraine Bayard de Volo, “Revolution Retold:  What a Gender Lens Tells us About the Cuban Insurrection,” Women and the Cuban Insurrection: How Gender Shaped Castro's Victory (New York and Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2018):  1 – 22.