The Center provides funds and support for both ongoing reading groups and groups associated with particular speakers or events.
Feminist Fiction Reading Group
The Feminist Fiction Reading Group, a Bucknell institution for over 20 years, holds monthly meetings. The group reads works of fiction (and sometimes non-fiction) that deal with race, class and gender, and how they impact on the changing roles of women in American society and in the world. For further information, contact Iris Rifkin-Gainer. | View past reading group titles.
José Medina's The Epistemology of Resistance: Gender and Racial Oppression, Epistemic Injustice, and Resistant Imaginations
Facilitated by Adam Burgos (postdoctoral fellow, philosophy) and Gary Steiner (philosophy). Bucknell faculty and students will read and discuss Medina's 2012 book, The Epistemology of Resistance: Gender and Racial Oppression, Epistemic Injustice, and Resistant Imaginations (Oxford University Press, 2012). Organized by Sheila Lintott (philosophy)
Past Reading Groups
Motherhood and Academic Life — Organized by Prof. Ruth Tincoff (psychology)
Charles Mills' The Racial Contract — Facilitated by Prof. Gary Steiner (philosophy) and Adam Burgos (postdoctoral fellow in philosophy).
The Tyranny of the Meritocracy — Discussion facilitated by Prof. Abe Feuerstein (education)
Our Bodies: Whose Property by Anne Phillips — Organized by Prof. Amy McCready (political science)
Racial and Ethnic Studies — Organized by Prof. Michael James (political science) and Prof. Michael Drexler (English)
The Black Female Body by Deborah Willis — Organized by Prof. Harriet Pollack (English)
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson Reading Group — Organized by Prof. Susan Reed (women's & gender studies)
Michelle Alexander Reading Group — A reading group and discussion on Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness