Spring 2019 Schedule

We are excited to announce the Spring 2019 schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. In addition to a fabulous lineup of student presentations and faculty discussants, we will also be hosting a talk by Kara Keeling (Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago) on Tuesday, April 23, as well as a workshop with Karen Tani (Professor of Law at University of California Berkeley) on Thursday, May 9th. The full schedule, including faculty discussants, can be found below.

Workshops are held on alternate (even week) Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:30pm in the first floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Avenue, unless otherwise noted. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, April 9th: “’Don’t Title IX Me’: Masking the Compliance Gap and Molding the Law in Higher Education in the Era of Twitter Trials and Transfers”
Lara Janson, CSGS Residential Fellow/PhD Candidate, Sociology
Discussant: Robert Vargas, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of the Violence, Law, and Politics Lab
Tuesday, April 23rd: “Queer Times, Black Futures”
Kara Keeling, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies
Tuesday, May 7th: “’…a certain transubstantiation’: Toward a Critique of Trans Materialities”
Alex Wolfson, CSGS Residential Fellow/PhD Candidate, Philosophy of Religions, University of Chicago Divinity School
Discussant: Patrick Jagoda, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature
Thursday, May 9th:  “Training the Citizen-Enforcers of Disability Rights: A Feminist Disability Studies Analysis
Karen Tani, Professor, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Tuesday, May 21st: “From Blue Bawds to Wonder Women, The Origins of Feminist Comedy, 1960-1979”
Mariana Brandman, CSGS Residential Fellow/PhD Candidate, History
Discussant: Jane Dailey, Associate Professor of American History, The Law School, and the College
Wednesday, May 22nd: “Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America”
Rebecca Lester, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
Cosponsored with the Medicine and Its Objects and Disability Studies Workshop
***Please note that this workshop will take place in Rosenwald 329 from 4:30-6:00pm***
Tuesday, June 4th: “‘Black or White, Gay or Straight’: The Biopolitical History of a Linguistic Form
Michael Dango, Humanities Teaching Fellow, English
Discussant: Linda Zerilli, Charles E. Merriam Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the College
Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp.

If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinator, Annie Heffernan, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.


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