Spring 2022 Schedule

We are excited to announce the Spring 2022 schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. Sessions will be held virtually on alternate (odd week) Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:20pm Central Time.

Tuesday, March 29
“’Gender Has its Place in the Order of God’: An Analysis of the Helpmate-Head Marriage in a Black Southern Baptist Church,” by Brianne Painia, Assistant Instructional Professor of Sociology
Discussant: Omar McRoberts, Associate Professor of Sociology at University of Chicago

Tuesday, April 12 *at 12pm Central*
“‘The Assembly and The Festival,” by Silvia Fedi, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science
Discussant: Jill Frank, Professor of Political Science at Cornell University

Tuesday, April 26 *at 12pm Central*
“Sensual, Soulful, and Thick: Witnessing the Emancipatory Potential of Critical Black Love Studies,” by Paul Cato, Doctoral Candidate in the Committee on Social Thought
Discussant: Michael Gratzke, Professor of Comparative Literature at University of Dundee

Tuesday, May 10
“Repertoires of Care: Functions and Hazards of the Therapeutic in Social Movements,” by Allison Reed, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology
Discussant: Deva Woodly, Associate Professor of Politics at The New School for Social Research

Wednesday, May 25 *Special Time*
“The Intimacy of Conspiracy: Democratic Erosion and the Problem of the Oikos,” by Demetra Kasimis, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Discussant: Emanuela Bianchi, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University

Papers will be made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to https://lists.uchicago.edu/web/info/sexuality-gender-wkshp

If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop co-coordinators, Shannon Morrissey and Xiaogao Zhou, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

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