Have you ever heard of the phrase “the male gaze”? It was first coined in 1975 by film critic Laura Mulvey to describe how women are represented in visual arts and literature. She noticed that the women in movies, advertisements, literature, art, etc. were often presented as objects for the pleasure of specifically heterosexual male viewers. This pattern reinforces a power structure in which men control how women are represented and valued in society. The male gaze can be seen throughout art history where male artists – who are much more likely to be accepted into the “canon” or the group of artists who represent the ideal standard in art – depict the female body. In honor of Women’s History Month, the Escalette Collection of Art highlights three artists in the collection who challenge the male gaze and celebrate women representing themselves on their own terms.
Graduation is right around the corner! Whether you’re trying to find a job or going to grad school, you all share common feelings; eagerness, excitement, anxiousness, and uncertainty. Here are 10 pieces of advice for you as new graduates to help ease some of your concerns. Know yourself As I have gotten to know the
Students of the MA in International Studies (MAIS) program had the opportunity to visit the Mexico-United States port of entry between San Ysidro and Tijuana, referred to as the “world’s busiest border crossing.” The trip was also the culminating project in Dr. Nancy Rios-Contreras’s MAIS Refugees and Migration course, which covered topics relevant to asylum,