The John Meisel Lecture Series in Contemporary Political Controversies Third Annual Lecture
Excluded and Enraged: On Gender, Anger, and Violence
Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo
Thursday, November 21, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
43 University Avenue
About the Lecture: Feminist scholars and commentators have long been interested in the gendered and racialized nature of rage, interrogating the utility of anger for marginalized groups as an incitement to mobilize for change. At the same time, gendered anger is bound up with gendered violence, and is integral to our understanding of mass acts of violence against women. In this lecture, nearly thirty years after the Montreal Massacre, Dr. Alana Cattapan interrogates how gendered forms of anger can inform our understanding of historic and contemporary acts of violence against women, and what it means for anger as a tool for social justice.
About the Speaker: Dr. Alana Cattapan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. A longtime feminist researcher and activist, she studies gendered inclusion in policymaking, identifying links between the state, reproductive politics, and the commercialization of the body. She is also a Board Member of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, and in the organizing group of Rising Up! A Digital Archive of Feminist Activism. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, Dr. Cattapan was a faculty member at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan, and a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow at Novel Tech Ethics in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is the co-editor of Surrogacy in Canada (Irwin Law, 2018).