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: Institutional Reckonings and Cultural Change for Law Enforcement and Higher Education in the era of #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter,” Lara Janson, PhD Candidate, Sociology // Discussant: Kristen Schilt, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

***Due to a scheduling conflict, Annie Heffernan will be presenting her paper “’All That’s Left Are Damaged Kids’: Disability Justice in the Wake of the Flint Water Crisis,” on May 19th***

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: “Bi-Sexual Ambiguity: Psychic, Somatic Confusion in Freud’s Three Essays,” Alexander Wolfson, PhD Candidate, Philosophy of Religions // Discussant: Patrick Jagoda, Professor of English Language and Literature and Cinema and Media Studies

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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