Negotiations and Professional Communication Skills Workshop Series for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Scholars: Sponsored by The Graduate School and The Ombuds Office. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where conflict arose? Have you ever had an experience of miscommunication with someone? Does your current success depend on other people? A faculty member? A […][Read More]
National Fellowship Incentive Program The Graduate School, in collaboration with the Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONS&F), is pleased to announce an incentive plan to encourage faculty to support students who apply for prestigious nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Faculty are eligible for up to $5,000 in rewards for mentoring students through the process […][Read More]
As many of you are aware, The Graduate School has moved its announcement system from ListServ (GRAD_ANNOUNCEMENTS-L@LISTSERV.UCONN.EDU) to a new digest-like Soapbox platform. This platform will allow more streamlined way for your announcements to be shared with other graduate students. This is to help decrease the number emails of you will receive each day in addition […][Read More]
Vena Haynes was recently awarded the EPA STAR Fellowship for her environmental toxicology research with Dr. J. Evan Ward. Vena is a PhD student in the UConn Marine Sciences program, where her research is focused on the effects of environmental pollutants on marine food webs. Manufactured nanomaterials are entering aquatic environments from product usage, industrial […][Read More]
Monday, January 16th, 2017
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusRainbow Center; Student Union 403
MLK Spirit: film/discuss-She's Beautiful When She's Angry
Friday, January 27th, 2017
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Storrs CampusThe Graduate School
The primary goal of the GHF and CCF Fellowship is to recruit and enhance the most academically qualified and promising students entering UConn graduate programs. Additionally, it is expected that all nominees demonstrate a commitment to enhancing diversity in higher education and/or a commitment to enhancing diversity in their field of http://study.For more information please visit the graduate school webpage.
Monday, January 30th, 2017
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs CampusSTERN LOUNGE Austin Room 217
Monday, January 30 / 4PM
STERN LOUNGE Austin Room 217
âReproductive Nationalism in the U.S. and Indiaâ
Guest Lecture by Asha Nadkarni
Based on her most recently published book, Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India (University of Minnesota Press), this presentation by the Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst explores the idea that whenever feminists lay claim to citizenship based on womenâs biological ability to âreproduce the nation,â they are participating in a eugenic project â sanctioning reproduction by some and prohibiting it by others.
Professor Nadkarni shows how the exclusionary impulse of eugenics â that is, improving a human population by controlled breeding to increase the occurrence of desirable heritable characteristics â is embedded within the terms of nationalist feminism.
Asha Nadkarni received her B.A. in gender and womenâs studies from Connecticut College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Brown University. Her research and teaching interests include postcolonial literature and theory, transnational feminist theory, American empire studies, and Asian American studies, with an emphasis on the literatures and cultures of the South Asian Diaspora. She is working on a second book project, tentatively titled âFrom Opium to Outsourcing,â that focuses on representations of South Asian labor in a global context.
Free and open to the public, this event is sponsored by Asian/Asian American Studies Institute and Womenâs, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.