Santa Clara University

Women's & Gender Studies Program


Lunch Panel Discussion

The Politics of Size:

Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement

Participants Include:

Marilyn Wann, Free Range Fat Activist

Jeanette Miller, SCU Women’s and Gender Studies

Irene McCalphin, Queer, Body Positive Activist

Dr. Deah Schwartz, retired faculty SFU

Additional Speakers TBA

January 13th 12:00 – 1:15 pm

Williman Room, Benson

Light Lunch Served – RSVP


“The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement” is a newly released anthology which combines both fully researched academic writing and first person accounts of what its like to be a part of the Fat Acceptance movement. Broadly intersectional, it includes contributions from People of Color, Queer people, people with disabilities, diverse ages, women, men and Trans people both inside and outside of academia.



Faculty Lunch Lecture

Towards a Jurisprudence of Gender Equality: My Work with the Tanzanian Women Judges Association

Margaret Russell, Associate Professor of Law

February 17th 11:45 -1:00 pm

Williman Room, Benson 

Light Lunch Served – RSVP


More detail coming soon.



Faculty in Residence

Katherine Franke, Columbia Professor of Law; Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law

February Dates and Events TBA


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Womens and Gender Studies Lunch Lecture: Anna Sampaio (SCU, Department of Ethnic Studies),

11:45 AM

Benson Center, Williman Room

Women's and Gender Studies
Jeanette Miller
Tel (408) 554-4461