2017-2018 Schedule

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

We are excited to announce the Winter Quarter schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. This quarter’s theme is “Global Circuits of Capital, Desire, and Power” and will be curated by Kimberly Hoang, Assistant Professor of Sociology. Papers and presentations will consider new perspectives on the relationship between gender, capital, desire, labor, and power.

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.

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

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.


Fall 2017: Appetites and Aversions

This quarter’s theme is “Appetites and Aversions” and will be curated by David Simon, Assistant Professor of English. This quarter will explore desire’s multiplicity — its many shapes and kinds — paying particular attention to the domain of the aesthetic, broadly construed to encompass all manner of cultural production.

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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