Past Events

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Kavita Saraswathi Datla, 1975-2017

Dec. 2, 2017 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Mount Holyoke's History Department and Office of the Dean of Faculty will host "A Celebration of the Life and Work of Kavita Saraswathi Datla, 1975-2017" this coming Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., in Dwight 101, located on the north end of Mount Holyoke's campus (Church Street).

After a brief opening, Professors Amrita Basu, Barbara Metcalf, Manan Ahmed, David Lelyveld, and Joan Cocks will discuss Kavita's scholarship, followed by a program of tributes in word and song. A reception will follow in the Stimson Room in the Williston Library from 4:00-6:30 p.m.

Parking: Visitors attending an event on campus on Saturday/Sunday may park in faculty/staff spaces.

A map of the Mount Holyoke Campus, indicating Dwight Hall and campus parking, can be found at,-72.575&place=dwight&options=parking.

Critical Social Thought Senior Capstone Symposium

Apr. 24, 2017 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
210 Skinner Hall

Please join us for senior presentations. 

No Más Bebés

Apr. 6, 2017 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mount Holyoke College Small Gamble

Screening of the Documentary Film and a discussion with Elena Gutiérrez, Associate Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

They came to have their babies. They went home sterilized.

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Revolutionary Vietnamese Women and Global Solidarity

Mar. 20, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium B, Art Building, MHC

How is feminist solidarity seen and recognized?  Just as importantly, how is solidarity misrecognized? This talk explores the emergence of a potent symbol of solidarity, the revolutionary Vietnamese woman.  During and after the war in Vietnam, this figure was produced and circulated in the name of feminist solidarity in local and transpacific contexts, within the divided nation and abroad.  

Sponsored by the Department of English and the Program in Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College.

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On Pop Culture, Race, and Politics: A talk by Jay Smooth

Sep. 5, 2016 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium

In this talk, sociopolitical pundit Jay Smooth, popular vlogger behind The Ill Doctrine, discusses everything from present day politics and social justice to music, media, and culture. Open to all students, faculty, and staff.

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