Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium

Virtual Brown Bag – Last One!

March 25, 2021 • 12PM • Hosted by Carnegie Mellon University

“When Feminism Went Viral: The Origins of Online Activism in the 1990s”

Thursday, March 18 • 4:30-5:30 • Carnegie Mellon University

15th annual Margaret Morrison Distinguished Lecture in Women’s History

Lisa Levenstein 

Professor of History 
Chair, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of North Carolina—Greensboro


In the 1990s, Time Magazine declared that feminism was dead.  In her new book, They Didn’t See Us Coming:  The Hidden History of Feminism in the 1990s, Levenstein shows otherwise.  Global and local activists engaged a new tool, called the internet, and with it, new types of activism arose.  Activists’ innovative communication strategies—elevating people whose voices had been marginalized to create new communities and attract new audiences—prefigured and laid groundwork for the online movements of our day. 

Zoom Webinar:

Open to all, everywhere!

Sponsored by the Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University

Host, Professor Lisa Tetrault

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Just Films Series

February 23, 2021 • 11:30AM panel

Black Feminist explores the double edged sword of racial and gender oppression that Black women face in America. Panel discussion will feature the co-directors of the new documentary, Zanah Thirus and Maiya Sinclair, in conversation with Dr. Sharon R. Higginbothan, Visiting Scholar with the Women’s Institute at Chatham University.

Stream the film for free during the month of February, then join for a live zoom panel discussion with Q&A. See or for details; email

Brown Bag Series, hosted by Duquesne

February 10, 2021 • 12PM – 1:00PM

Brown Bag Series, hosted by Pitt

January 28, 2021 • 12:30PM-1:30PM

Iris Marion Young Award for Political Engagement

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 • University of Pittsburgh

Register here:

Women’s Leadership & Gender Equity Spring Events @ChathamU

Virtual Brown Bag Series

November 20, 2020 • 12PM • Organized by Robert Morris University

Register here for zoom link!

Virtual Brown Bag Series

November 2020 – March 2021

Since we are not able to gather for our annual symposium, we are coordinating a Virtual Brown Bag Series to keep the members of the Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium connected. Plan to join us over the lunch hour to hear updates from your colleagues on their latest gender scholarship. The presentations will be brief and informal, to give the group plenty of time for discussion and connecting. Mark your calendars, and be sure to register for each session to receive the registration link.

More information about each session, including presenters, topics, and a registration link, will be posted on this website.

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