Autumn 2023 Schedule

We are excited to announce the Autumn 2023 schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. Sessions will be held virtually on alternate Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:20pm Central Time (unless otherwise noted).

Tuesday, October 3rd
“Gotta Get Down on Friday: Voice, Gender, Genre, and Rebecca Black’s Viral Reclamation” by Paula Harper, Assistant Professor in Music
A Public Presentation IN PERSON at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Common Room, 1st Floor

Tuesday, October 17th
“Walking the Orientalism Tightrope: How Muslim Americans Construct Gender Ideologies”
Eman Abdelhadi, Assistant Professor in Comparative Human Development
and Anna Fox, PhD Student in Sociology
Discussant: Maliha Chishti, Lecturer and Research Associate at the Pearson Institute, Harris School of Public Policy

Tuesday, October 31st
“‘It’s Distant But It’s Close:’ Paradoxes and Possibilities of Mothering While Incarcerated”
Sheila Shankar, CSGS Residential Fellow, PhD Student in Social Work, Crown School
Discussant: Anna Russo, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, Director of the Women’s Center, DePaul University

Tuesday, November 14th
“Queer Publicity and Heterosexual Absolutism in Post-Revolutionary Lebanon”
Omar Safadi, CSGS Residential Fellow, PhD Candidate in Political Science
Discussant: Evren Savci, Assistant Professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University

Papers will be 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, Katrina Myers and Michael Stablein Jr, at

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