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Fall 2017

Christina Kopper and Shanna Hagenah
Undergraduate, graduate student
Gender Studies Program

Boise State undergraduate student Christina Kopper and graduate student Shanna Hagenah presented at the competitive annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association in Baltimore, Maryland, representing the Gender Studies program with their original research.

Hagenah, a graduate student in communication and affiliated with the Gender Studies program, presented her work titled “Freedom to Learn: How Critical Pedagogy Can Disrupt White Hegemonic Discourses That Oppress Women of Color.”

Kopper, an undergraduate in gender studies and sociology, presented her paper titled “‘But What Happened To You?’ Navigating College and Hookup Culture Among People Who Identify As Asexual.”

Each of these students’ papers was accepted to panels alongside presentations from research faculty across the country; a significant achievement for two talented young scholars.

Fall 2016


August 31 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Game Night broncowelcome at Gender Equity Center
Spring 2016

Lisa Wade

What Students Really Think About Hooking Up
Click here for information Lisa Wade flyer


A government that will not listen
a movement that will not be silenced
Add the Words Screening 2016

Thursday February 4, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Bishop Tuttle House at St. Michael’s Cathedral

Sponsored by Integrity Idaho


Presented by Dr. Lisa McClain

Join us for thought-provoking stories and discussion of women’s contributions to quality of life and justice in Idaho—past, present, and future. A panel of some of Idaho’s most accomplished and innovative activists will engage on a range of issues including refugee rights, human trafficking, and the Add the Words campaign.

The Fettuccine Forum is a free public lecture series on six First Thursdays throughout the academic year. Presentations are held at Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capitol Blvd. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Presentation begins at 5:30 PM.

Lisa McClain is presenting “Being The Change: Women Activists in Idaho”
Fall 2015
Film Screening and Panel: Big Dream
Tuesday, September 29, 6:00 – 8:30p.m.
Hatch A, SUB


Follow the stories of seven young women who are breaking barriers to follow their passion in science, math, computing and engineering. A lively panel discussion featuring STEM students to follow. Cosponsored with Association of Computing Machinery-Women, College of Engineering, Gender Studies, IDo Teach, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Institute for STEM and Diversity Initiatives, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, National Society of Black Engineers, Phi Sigma Rho, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers.

Film Screening and Panel: The Hunting Ground

Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 – 8:30p.m.

Farnsworth Room, SUB

View trailer:

This film follows the lives of several undergraduate sexual assault survivors as they attempt to pursue – despite incredible push back, harassment and traumatic aftermath – both their education and justice. Cosponsored with The Boise Police Department, Campus Security and Police Services, Counseling Services, The Office of the Dean of Students, The Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics, and It’s On Us.

Spring 2015

The Family of Woman Film Festival

Based in Sun Valley is bringing two films to Boise State along with the filmmakers later this month.


Of Interest to Students – Lecture with focus on gender and sexuality issues

BSU Campus Event

“Juliet’s Nurse: Writing Premodern Desire” Lois Leveen
Boise State University Group for Early Modern Studies
Sponsored by:

In Juliet’s Nurse (Simon & Shuster, 2014), scholar-turned-novelist Lois Leveen offers a detailed exploration of female sexuality in Trecento Italy, by reimagining Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with the nurse (who has the third largest number of lines in the play) as the narrator and protagonist. In Shakespeare’s drama and in Leveen’s retelling, Angelica is a bawdy, loving figure whose physicality, as both the wife of “a merry man” and a hired wet nurse, occupies the intersections of sexual and maternal desire. Juliet’s Nurse draws on scholarly research on the religious coding of maternal and marital desires, medieval childbirth and lactation practices, and premodern beliefs about sexual health, to imagine the life of a woman whose intense sexual, physical, and emotional attachments are set against an era beset by plague. In her talk, Leveen will discuss using fiction to disseminate academic research to general audiences. (She also promises to show the most entertaining Romeo and Juliet clip you will ever see!)

Wednesday, November 19, 201, 6:00 p.m, ILC 313

Dr. Matthew C. Hansen from the Boise State University English Department will provide a response.

Brown Bag Lecture – Rebecca Scofield, October 21st 2014

Brown Bag Lecture – Briana Cornwall, September 30th 2014.

New Leadership Development Network, Fall 2013

Gender 300 students at the Kimberle Crenshaw Lecture