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Body Parts Schedule

April 8


Come and talk about Body Parts@Midd. Student-led conversation on our bodies, our selves.

Crossroads Cafe, 7-9 pm


We asked Middlebury: What is your favorite body part?

Click here for the responses!

April 9

The Fat Body (In)Visible

In this insightful short documentary, three fat activists speak candidly about growing up overweight, and the size discrimination they have faced. Their stories detail the intricacies of identity and the intersection of race and gender with fatness— and how social media has helped this community enact visibility on their own terms.

MBH 104, 7-9 pm

April 10

American Eunuchs

This documentary investigates the underworld of modern eunuchs in America. Each year in the United States hundreds of men voluntarily choose to be castrated and reinvent their sexual identity for reasons other than sex reassignment.

MBH 104, 7-9 pm

April 11

Michelle Voss Roberts, “Body Parts: How a Comparative Theology Assists a Feminist View of the Human Being.”  (Wake Forest Divinity School)

Robert A. Jones ’59 House, 2nd floor Conference Room, 4:30 pm


Race(d) Body Parts

Ofelia Barrios ’93 “Women, Gender and HIV Prevention”

Morgane Richardson ’08 “Women of Color: Taking Media Into Our Own Hands”

Midd Alums discuss how race, sexuality and gender intersect in our understanding of body parts.

The Orchard (Room 103), The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, 6–8 pm


April 12

Robert A. Jones ’59 House, 2nd floor Conference Room, 12:30- 2:00 pm

E. Frances White (New York University), “Something Out of Kilter: Black Women’s Breasts, the Missing Link, and Black Feminist Resistance.”

Bernadette Wegenstein (Johns Hopkins University), “The Cure: The Culture and History of Breast Cancer.”

Robert A. Jones ’59 House, 2nd floor Conference Room, 2:15-4:30 pm

Peggy McCracken (University of Michigan), “The Wild Man’s Penis: Gendered Anatomy and Becoming Human.”

Darla Thompson (Middlebury College), “Technologies of the Body: Iron Collars, Chain Gangs, and Enslaved Black Women in Antebellum Louisiana.”

Banu Subramaniam (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), “Global Citizenship?: Genomes, Nations, and the Politics of Belonging.”


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