On Thursday, March 28 The Yale Club of New York City, YaleWomen of New York, and the WFF hosted a panel discussion on “Women and the Politics of Representation.”
The opening remarks were given by Linda Lorimer, Yale University Vice-President. Introductions were then given by Nancy Stratford, Vice Chair of YaleWomen and Priyamvada Natarajan, Professor of Astronomy and Physics and Chair of the WFF. The panel included wonderful talks by Carol Armstrong speaking on “The Politics of Flowers: On the Sexual Politics of Women Artists and their Art-Subjects”; Judith Resnik speaking on “Justice, Identity, and Rights: Women and the Politics of Representation”; and Liena Vayzman speaking on “Yale’s First Women PhDs, 1894: Photographic Traces and Recovered Histories of Pioneering Scholars and Scientists.”
The discussants for the evening were Linda Greenhouse, Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer at Yale Law School, and Laura Wexler Professor of American Studies and of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.