Winter 2020 Schedule

We are excited to announce the Winter 2020 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 Demetra Kasimis (Assistant Professor of Political Science) on Tuesday, March 10th. The full schedule, including faculty discussants, can be found below.

Workshops are held on alternate (even week) Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:20pm in the first floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Avenue, unless otherwise noted. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tuesday, January 14: “Waiting in Ball Time,” Emily Bock, PhD Candidate, Anthropology // Discussant: C. Riley Snorton, Professor of English Language and Literature and Gender and Sexuality Studies

Tuesday, January 28: “’All That’s Left Are Damaged Kids’: Disability Justice in the Wake of the Flint Water Crisis,” Annie Heffernan, PhD Candidate, Political Science // Discussant: Michelle Friedner, Assistant Professor of Comparative Human Development

Tuesday, February 11: “’Ours is the Overthrow of Houses’: Aeschylus’ Eumenides and the Feminist Critique of Legalism,” Agatha Slupek, PhD Candidate, Political Science // Discussant: Demetra Kasimis, Assistant Professor of Political Science

Tuesday, February 25: “Risky Roads, Safe Suspicions: Gender, Class, and Cabs in Hyderabad, India,” Sneha Annavarapu, PhD Candidate, Sociology // Discussant: Rochona Majumdar, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies and South Asian Languages and Civilizations

Tuesday, March 10: Title TBA, Demetra Kasimis, Assistant Professor of Political Science

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

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