Winter 2023

Tuesday, January 10th
Alysia Mann Carey, PhD Candidate in Political Science
Discussant: Shatema Threadcraft, Associate Professor Philosophy, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Political Science at Vanderbilt University

Tuesday, January 24th
“‘Bad Girl’ Feminisms: Bengali Women’s Mazaa in the Postcolonial Novel.” by Supurna Dasgupta, PhD in Candidate South Asian Language and Civilization
Discussant: Preetha Mani, Assistant Professor of South Asian Literatures at Rutgers University

Tuesday, February 7th
“Camera Fiends and Merciless Masters: Consent in the Emergent World of Mass Photography.” by Evelyn Kessler, PhD Candidate in History
Discussant: Barbara Welke, Professor of History and Law at the University of Minnesota 

Tuesday, February 21st
“‘If You Could Have Punctured His Soul’: Interiority and the Afterlives of the Inversion Model” by Gabi Ojeda-Sague, PhD Candidate in English
Discussant: Benjamin Kahan, Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Louisiana State University


Autumn 2022

Tuesday, Oct 4
“Policing the Rainbow: Queer Experiences with and Perceptions of Police.” by Stefan Vogler, Research Scientist at NORC

Tuesday, Oct 18 
“Gender Uptake: An Audience-Centered Theory for the Doing and Undoing of Gender.” by Yuchen Yang, PhD Candidate in Sociology
Discussant: Iddo Tavory, Professor of Sociology at NYU

Tuesday, Nov 1
“Latent Illegality and Sexual Scapegoats.” by Connor Strobel, Harper-Schmidt Fellow & Collegiate Assistant Professor
Discussant: Joseph Fischel, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale

Tuesday, Nov 15
“Female Fans and Spectators: Women at Maratha Mandir in Mumbai..” by Jenisha Borah, PhD Candidate in Cinema and Media Studies
Discussant: Debashree Mukharjee, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia