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The Institute for the Liberal Arts

Visual Culture, Media & Gender


Wednesday, October 30 – Friday, November 1
Gasson 205 & McElroy 237
Boston College

Space is limited. Registration is required by 10/26.

event schedule


Wednesday, October 30, 2013: Gasson 205

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Film Screening
by Helena Taberna

Bahji at the Beach
Directed by Gurinder Chadha


Thursday, October 31, 2013: McElroy Commons 237

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Spanish and European Immigration, Film, and Gender
  • Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Boston College: MODERATOR
  • Isolina Ballesteros, Baruch College, CUNY:
    European Immigration Film and Gender
  • María Pilar Rodríguez, Deusto University:
    Spanish Immigration Film and Gender
  • Annabel Martín, Dartmouth College:
    Gender Strategies in Helena Taberna's Filmmaking
  • Helena Taberna, Filmmaker
  *Please note: Wednesday's films will be under discussion for this panel.

Friday, November 1, 2013: McElroy Commons 237

10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Feminist Praxis in Visual Arts and Cultural Management
  • María Jesús Pando, Deusto University: MODERATOR
  • Elizabeth A. Sackler, Ph.D., Arts Activist:
    Making Headway: Institutional Transformation
  • Xabier Arakistain, Curator and critic:
    Reflections on a Feminist Model for the Field of Art: Montehermoso 2008-2011
  • Pam Allara, Associate Professor emerita, contemporary art and visual culture, Brandeis University; and Visiting Researcher at the African Studies Center at Boston University: The Entanglement of Race and Gender in Contemporary South African Art