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.
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.
2011/2012: Michelle Gordon, University of
Southern California, "'Baby, You Could Be Jesus in Drag':
Lorraine Hansberry and Black Domestic Workers on Being The Help"
2010/2011: Hershini Young, University of Buffalo,
“Making Merciful Space: Performance
in Jeremy Love’s Bayou, Vol. 1”
2009/2010: Michele Mitchell, New York University,
“Entirely Too Idle? African American
Gender, and Sexuality During the Great Depression”
2008/2009: 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.
William Eskridge, Jr., Yale University Law School: “The Long Road to Marriage Equality, 1970-2012 and Beyond”