2016-2017 Schedule

We are excited to announce the 2017 Spring Quarter schedule for The Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. This quarter’s theme is “Transnational Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality” and will be curated by Susan Burns, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations. The workshop this quarter will explore the historical dimensions of gender, sexuality, and feminism with a focus on work that is transnational or comparative in perspective.

Workshops are held on alternate Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm in the first floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

April 4th:

“Human Rights, Biological Citizenship, and Reproductive Policy in Japan’s Leprosy Sanitaria”

Susan Burns, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

April 18th

“How to Write On Kinky Hair: Choice, Cultural Inscription and Embodied Black Femininity”

Shatema Threadcraft, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University

***Cosponsored with the Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop***

May 2nd:

“Aesthetic Surgery for the Masses: Beauty and Kulturnost of the Body”

Michaela Appeltova, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago

May 16th

TBA

May 17th:

“Brides and Bachelors and the Making of Japanese America”

Sonia C. Gomez, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago

***Cosponsored by the Migration and Incorporation Workshop. Please note that this session will be held from 12:00-1:20 in the Social Sciences Tea Room***

May 30th:

“Change Without Protest: Discursive Strategies of LGBT Groups in Mainland China”

Caterina Fugazzola, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, 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 Danya Lagos, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

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

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