2017-2018 Schedule

Spring 2018: Alternative Archives

We are excited to announce the Spring Quarter schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. This quarter’s theme is “Alternative Archives” and will be curated by Chase Joynt, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

Workshops are held on alternate Tuesdays from 5:00 to 6:30pm in the first floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

April 3rd, 2018:Memories of a Penitent Heart

Cecilia Aldarondo, Assistant Professor of English, Skidmore College

April 17th: The Agnes Project

Chase Joynt, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago, and Kristen Schilt, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

May 1st: “Pretending to Read: Newspapers, Knitting, and Spiritual Illiteracy in Uncle Tom’s Cabin”

Kit Shields, PhD Candidate, Divinity School

May 15th: “’The Stammerings of Nature’”: Disability, Reproductive Rights, and the Rhetoric of Conservation

Annie Heffernan, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

May 29th: “New Voices on Tape, New Bodies on Stage: The Origins of Feminist Comedy, 1965-1976”

Mariana E. Brandman, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago

Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Jaclyn Wong, at gssworkshop@gmail.com. Additional workshop information, including past schedules, can be found at http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/.

If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.


Winter 2018: Global Circuits of Capital, Desire, and Power

curated by Kimberly Hoang, Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Tuesday, January 23rd
“You Don’t Play with Water’: LGBT Organizing in Mainland China”
Cate Fugazzola, PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago

Wednesday, January 31st
Book talk, Pathways of Desire: The Sexual Migration of Mexican Gay Men
Hector Carrillo, Professor of Sociology and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northwestern University
***to be held in the 5733 first floor common room***

Monday, February 5th
“Love, Money and HIV: Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS”
Sanyu Mojola, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan
***to be held in the 5733 first floor common room***

Tuesday, February 20th:
“The Police Man’s Burden: Race, Masculinity, & The Ethics of Police Violence”
Jennifer Carlson, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona

 Tuesday, March 6th
“Men’s Needs, Women’s Sins: Prostitution, Citizenship, and the Nation during World War II”
Caroline Sequin, PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago


Fall 2017: Appetites and Aversions

David Simon, Assistant Professor of English

October 3rd, 2017 | David Simon, Assistant Professor, English, University of Chicago
“Vicious Pranks: Comedy and Cruelty in Rabelais and Shakespeare”
***Cosponsored with the Renaissance Workshop***

October 17th, 2017 | Sarah Kunjummen, PhD Candidate, English, University of Chicago
“‘I Would Still be Nearer’: Relational Forms and Self-Production in Browne’s Religio Medici

October 31st | Matthew Boulette, PhD Candidate, English, University of Chicago
“Accumulating Transience: Toward an Epidemiology of the Opium Undercommons, 1870-1909.”

November 14th | Devon Borowski, PhD Student, Music History & Theory
The Erotics of Enlightenment Cannibalism: White Womanhood in the Kaffeekantate

November 28th | Wendy Lee, Assistant Professor, English, New York University
“A Brief History of the Prude”
***Cosponsored with the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Workshop***

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