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Each semester, there is an array of events both hosted and sponsored by the program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and/or the Feminists' Resource Center at Chellis House.

Most recently, in November, 2019, the Feminist Resource Center at Chellis House hosted the Malikah Gender Justice Organizing Institute. Please read more about this exciting event at
See below for a list of other events sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Program and/or the Feminists' Resource Center at Chellis House.


Monday, October 14, 7:30 p.m., Johnson 304 

The Showgirl Manifesto

Alison J Carr’s art practice and academic research takes entertainment seriously. Most often, she focuses on showgirls and theatres. Advertising images of women’s bodies that construct and repeat (ad infinitum) a connection between physical perfection and commodification drives her work. 

*Alison Carr will also be installing an exhibition in Center Gallery (McCullough Student Center), with an opening and gallery talk Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5-7pm.


Tuesday, October 15, 12:15 p.m., Chellis House 

GSFS Fellowship and Internship Talks

by Alex Bacchus ’21 and Christian Kummer ’22.

Free sushi lunch!


Thursday, October 17, 12:15 p.m., Dana Auditorium

I Have Never Been Alone: Disability Studies and Ethnography

What is it like to live with a disability in Russia? What does it mean to create a play based on the life experiences of people with disabilities? Playwright-ethnographer Cassandra Hartblay (University of Toronto) reflects on the process of writing and staging the play worldwide.


Thursday, October 17, 7 p.m., Dance Theatre and Museum, MAC

Precolonial African Sexuality, Contemporary Homophobia, and #LimitlessAfricans

Fulbright-winning artist Mikael Chukwuma Owunna discusses how Limit(less), his series of photographic portraits of LGBTQ+ Africans in diaspora, uses celebratory imagery to challenge a colonial legacy of homophobia.


Thursday, October 24, 4:30 p.m., Axinn Screening Room 232

In Plain Sight

Dr. Carly Thomsen's documentary film In Plain Sight asks how we have come to imagine what life is like for LGBTQ people in rural places and provides an opportunity to imagine it otherwise. Join GSFS professor Dr. Carly Thomsen and the team of Middlebury students who co-created the film for this screening and Q&A. Popcorn will be served.


Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies

Chellis House Women's Resource Center
56 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753