Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Roberta Salper Speaks at The Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at BU

On October 23, 2014 the WGS Program at Boston University hosted a book reading and party celebrating Dr. Roberta Salper. Roberta is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University. Her book, Domestic Subversive: A Feminist’s Take on the Left 1960-1976 is “an intimate, riveting memoir about the making of a political radical during the upheaval of the 1960s. It is both a personal journey and an inside look at political movements that changed the world. Roberta Salper became one of the pioneers of a new field of study that would be known as Women’s Studies.” Source: Anaphora Literary Press 

Roberta Salper reading; WGS Director Carrie Preston to her left, and Dr. Barbara Gottfried at far left

Back at her BU alma mater, Roberta shared her experience and stories from Fascist Spain, Cuba and beyond, amidst selected readings from her book. 

This fascinating event was sponsored by the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (WGS) at Boston University, and cosponsored by GaIDI (Gender and International Development Initiatives) of the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University.