brace fellows, Events, Speakers

Faculty Brace Fellow: Dr. Stephanie Sparling Williams

May 20th, 2020
6:30 pm
Live Session!
The Brace Center for Gender Studies is pleased to invite the community for a live Q+A with its 2019 Faculty Fellow, Dr. Stephanie Sparling Williams. Dr. Williams is the current associate curator for the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and former visiting scholar in art history and assistant curator at the Addison Gallery.
Dr. Williams’s project “investigates connections between technology and the body, particularly how these seemingly disparate entities relate to and impact the creative praxis of women-identified artists of color.” Her timely investigation of these issues is framed by a series of questions, which include “What are the implications of post-human theories on gender and race identity constructs in art and media cultures?” and “How do modern technologies shape how women-identified artists of color approach their work?” These questions lead to a deep inquiry into “intersectional histories of technology, critical gender and race theory in game design and gaming cultures, studies in advanced technologies of art and visual culture, theories of post-humanism, the body, cyborgs, avatars, and technological surrogate studies.”
On Wednesday, May 20, at 6:30 pm, Dr. Williams will be available for a live Q+A session via Zoom. Zoom meeting information will be available on the day of the Q+A.  Questions can be submitted ahead of time and during the live session.

Click here to register for the Q&A Session with Dr. Williams.

Click here to submit questions for the Q&A session ahead of time.  


International Women’s Day 2020

The Brace Center celebrated International Women’s Day during exam week of Winter Term.  A delicious, super-tasty cake awaited students in Commons for snack and/or dessert.  Yum!


International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.


Brace Center at the 2020 Independent School Gender Project Annual Symposium

Members of the Adult Advisory Board Dr. Flavia Vidal, MJ Engel, and Carol Artacho attended the Annual Symposium for the Independent School Gender Project in Albuquerque, NM in early February.  There, they also had a chance to meet up with a former Brace Board Member and mastermind behind the current iteration of Phillips Academy’s Take Back the Night events, Kay Heffernan.


Brace Board Connections: Little Women

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Lead by Fearless Leader Extraordinaire, Dr. Flavia Vidal, the Advisory Brace Board and the Student Brace Board came together on January 26th for a viewing of the movie “Little Women”.  Dinner followed, and a great time was had by all.

The Brace Center believes in building community through fostering and supporting intersectional, intergenerational relationships and connections.