Winter 2021 Schedule

We are excited to announce the Winter 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, January 12th: “Love, Madness, and Masculinity in Neẓāmi’s Layli o Majnun,” by Alexandra Hoffmann, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations // Discussant: Julie Orlemanski, Associate Professor of English at UChicago.

Tuesday, January 26th: “Abortion Rights Activism, Religious Dissent, and Reconfiguring Moral Authority,” by Kelsey Robbins, Comparative Human Development // Discussant: Amy Krauss, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Pozen Center for Human Rights.

Tuesday, February 9th: “Blessed or Distressed: Insurance Status and Wildfire Disaster Recovery Trajectories,” by Rebecca Ewert, Sociology // Discussant: Lori Peek, Professor of Sociology at CU Boulder.

Tuesday, February 23rd: “Flooding the Border: Gendered Dualities and the Nile Inundation in the Ptolemaic First Cataract,” by Jordan Johansen, Classics // Discussant: Ian Moyer, Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan.

Tuesday, March 9th: “Archiving Crisis,” by Emily Bock, Anthropology // Discussant: David Román, Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity at USC.

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 accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop co-coordinators, Shannon Morrissey and Xiaogao Zhou, at

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