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2018 Lecture Series:

The Gallery Lecture Series highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on the range of topics showcased each semester in the Haricombe Gallery. The spring 2018 series features the following KU scholars:


Sarah Deer, Professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration; Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies; School of Law (courtesy)

Tuesday, March 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Watson 3 West

Resilience and Resistance: Native Women Confront Sexual Violence

This lecture will focus on the past, present, and future efforts to address the high rates of sexual violence in Indian country. Professor Deer will explain the parameters of tribal criminal jurisdiction and explore how intersectional feminism can be deployed to develop concrete solutions.


Sierra Watt, Political Science doctoral candidate who holds graduate certificates in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Indigenous Studies

Tuesday, April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Watson 3 West

The Political Representation of Women within Native American Tribal Governments

This lecture will discuss where women are elected to office within Native American tribal governments. Despite the growing number of women elected to political office and the growing research in the areas of women in politics, there is little research on gender within tribal politics specifically. Watt will examine the three primary categories of political factors that influence women’s descriptive representation and the need to develop additional tribe-level factors.

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