Autumn 2021 Schedule

We are excited to announce the Autumn 2021 schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. Sessions will be held virtually on alternate (even week) Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:20pm Central Time.

Tuesday, Oct 19th:Problem Child: Social Feminization, Abuse Etiologies, and Trans Feminine Narratives,” by Eva Pensis, PhD Candidate in Music/Theatre & Performance Studies

Discussant: Jules Gill-Peterson, Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University

Tuesday, Nov 2nd: “Unexpected Callings: The Rediscovery of Ancestral Spiritualities among Queer Zimbabweans,” by Raffaella Taylor-Seymour, PhD Candidate in Anthropology/Comparative Human Development

Discussant: Angie Heo, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Religion at University of Chicago

Tuesday, Nov 16th: “What the F**k Are You Implying (About) This Child?”: Degendering as a Childing Practice, by Yuchen Yang, PhD Candidate in Sociology

Discussant: Kate Averett, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Albany

Tuesday, Nov 30th: “Gendering Embeddedness – Trajectories out of and through Muslim Communities,” by Eman Abdelhadi, Assistant Professor of Comparative Human Development

Discussant: Saher Selod, Associate Professor of Sociology at Simmons University

Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to

If you have any questions or accomodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop co-coordinators, Shannon Morrissey and Xiaogao Zhou, at

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