Convocations

Berea College Convocations are designed as a supplement to the general education curriculum. Women’s and Gender Studies-sponsored Convocations also augment the study of women, gender, and sexuality on campus and advance the college’s commitments to gender equity. The breadth of Convocations offered provides a sampling of thoughts and personalities from a wide spectrum of approaches.

Spring 2022

17 February 2022: Alok Vaid-Menon

An Afternoon with Alok

Moderated by Dr. M. Shadee Malaklou
Inaugural Director of the bell hooks center;
Assistant Professor and Chair, Women’s and Gender (and Sexuality) Studies

Alok Convocation Poster

Spring 2021

15 April 2021: Ibtihaj Muhammad

Navigating Life and Sport as a Black Muslim Woman

Moderated by Dr. M. Shadee Malaklou
Inaugural Director of the bell hooks center;
Assistant Professor and Chair, Women’s and Gender (and Sexuality) Studies
Navigating Life and Sport as a Black Muslim Woman – Ibtihaj Muhammad PDFNavigating Life and Sport as a Black Muslim Woman

Fall 2020

12 November 2020: Julio Salgado

Undocumented and Queer: Challenging Legalities of Immigration and Queerness Through Art

Moderated by Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies Dr. Gwendolyn Ferreti