Susan B. Anthony Keynote Address
The Susan B. Anthony Keynote Address is presented annually in conjunction with the Susan B. Anthony Institute’s International Graduate Student Research Conference. It addresses issues of gender and/or women from a scholarly perspective.
2015 Jin Haritaworn, York University, "Queer Regenerations: Transitioning Bodies in Transitioning Environments"
2014 Qwo-Li Driskill, Oregon State University, "Doubleweaving Resistance: An Asegi Manifesto"
2013 Julie A. Nelson, University of Massachusetts, Boston, " Work, Profit, and Care: Some
Reflections From Feminist Economics"
2012 Nancy Cott, Harvard University, “Feminism in Relation to the Past, Present, and Future”
2011 Laura Kipnis, Northwestern University, “In Defense of Penis Envy, and Other Unsayables:
Tarrying with the Unprogressive"
Two Icons Lecture
In the 2008/2009 academic year the Susan B. Anthony Institute and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies inaugurated the annual Two Icons Lecture to explore the intersection of race and gender. The lecture honors the legacy of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, two iconic individuals based in Rochester whose deep commitment to civil rights and social justice changed the course of history.
2015 Alondra Nelson, Columbia University,"A Portal to the Past, A Beacon for the Future: DNA and the Politics of Racial Reconciliation"
2014 Jennifer Harvey, Drake University, "Framing Ferguson: Religious Faith, Righteous Feminists, and Holy Fire"
2013 Duchess Harris, Macalester University, "The Political History of Contemporary Black
2012 Michelle Gordon, University of Southern California, "'Baby, You Could Be Jesus in Drag':
Lorraine Hansberry and Black Domestic Workers on Being The Help"
2011 Hershini Young, University of Buffalo, “Making Merciful Space: Performance Geography
in Jeremy Love’s Bayou, Vol. 1”
2010 Michele Mitchell, New York University, “Entirely Too Idle? African American Women,
Gender, and Sexuality During the Great Depression”
2009 Khalilah Brown-Dean, Yale University, “Identity Politics in the Age of Obama”
The Rainbow Lecture was inaugurated in 2012 to address LGBTQI issues from a scholarly perspective. It is presented annually during LGBTQI Awareness Month at the University of Rochester.
2015 Ann Pellegrini, New York University, "Protesting Death, Queer Mourning"
2014 Kristen Renn, University of Michigan, "Creating Environments for LGBTQ College Student Success"
2013 Rev. Patrick Cheng, Episcopal Divinity School,"Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit"
2012 William Eskridge, Jr., Yale University Law School: “The Long Road to Marriage Equality, 1970-2012 and Beyond”