Winter 2018 Schedule: 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, Feb 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, Feb 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 Schedule: Appetites and Aversions

We are excited to announce the 2017 Fall Quarter schedule for The Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. 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.

Workshops are held on alternate Tuesdays from 5:00-6:30 (please note new time) in the first floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Avenue. Light snacks and refreshments are provided.

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***

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

Spring 2017 Schedule: “Transnational Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality”

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.

Fall Quarter 2016 Schedule: “Mobility, Membership, and Gender”

We are excited to announce the Fall Quarter schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. This quarter’s theme is “Mobility, Membership, and Gender,” and will be curated by Demetra Kasimis, Assistant Professor of Political Science, with outside guest Angeliki Tzanetou, Associate Professor of Classics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Papers and presentations will address topics related to mobility–including flight, refuge, exile, migration–and/or membership in relation to questions of gender or sexuality. 

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.

October 4th

“‘Are You a Man?’: The Role of Buddhist Monasticism in Shaping the Moral Contours of Thai Masculinity”

Michael Chladek, PhD Candidate in Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

October 18th:

TBA

Angeliki Tzanetou, Associate Professor of Classics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

November 1st: “Nondiscrimination Policies and the U.S. Transgender Health Landscape: A Multilevel Analysis of Self-Rated Health in 27 States”

Danya Lagos, Graduate Student in Sociology, University of Chicago

November 15th:

“Gender, Ethnic Nationalisms, and Ethno-Racial Identity among Caribbean Indians in the US”

Anjanette M. Chan Tack, PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago

November 30th ***Please note that this event will be held on a Wednesday***

“The Founding Fiction of Athenian Citizenship Belongs to an Immigrant Woman: Reflections on Ventriloquy in Plato’s Menexenus

Demetra Kasimis, Assistant Professor of Political Science, 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.

Spring Quarter 2016 Schedule: “Gender, Sexuality, and the Transnational”

We are excited to announce the Spring Quarter schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. This quarter’s theme is “Gender, Sexuality, and the Transnational,” and will be curated by Sonali Thakkar, Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature. 

While seminal works of feminist and queer theory have elaborated the gendered and sexed production of the nation and its imagined communities, scholars have also long been preoccupied with the transnational dimensions of gender discourse—we might think, for instance, of the enduring importance of critical work on the relationship of first- and third-world feminisms. The breadth and diversity of such work has only grown in recent years, with the intensified interest in transnationalism and its associated concepts and figures (globality, planetary, etc.). Papers and presentations will focus on the transnational poetics and politics of gender and sexuality, both historical and contemporary. 

 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 5th: Sonali Thakkar, Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago

“Humanist Legacies, Anticolonial Pedagogies, and the Critique of Europe”

April 19th: Lindsey Conklin, PhD Candidate in Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago

“Transnational & Virtual Space: Blurring Borders in Pursuit of the Imagined Future”

May 3rd: Tristan Bates, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, University of Chicago

Echolocating Home: Voice and Space in Latife Tekin’s Dear Shameless Death and Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s Life is a Caravanserai

May 17th: Sneha Annavarapu, PhD Student in Sociology, University of Chicago

“Behave Yourself! — The Cultural Politics of PDA in Bombay/Mumbai”

May 31st: TBA

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 Rebecca Oh, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

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

Rebecca and Annie

Winter Quarter 2016 Schedule: “Gender and Work”

We are excited to announce the Spring Quarter 2016 schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop.  This quarter’s theme is “Gender and Work,” and will be curated by Amanda Sharkey, Associate Professor of Organizations and Markets at Booth. Papers and presentation will focus on issues of gender inequality in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on understanding key organizational factors (e.g., formal policies and practices as well as informal cultural aspects of workplaces) that either promote or reduce disparities between men and women on the job.

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

January 12th: Jaclyn Wong (Graduate Student in Sociology, University of Chicago), “Competing Desires: How Young Adult Couples Negotiate Moving for Career Opportunities”
 
January 26th: Youngjee Cha (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University), “Are Some Occupations More Family-Friendly than Others? The Effects of Occupational Contexts on Using Leave and Flexible Work Policies”
 
February 9th: Amanda Sharkey (Associate Professor of Organizations and Markets, Booth School of Business), “Fitting In?: Gender and the Role of Preference for ‘Cultural Fit’ in Hiring”
 
February 23rd: Adilia E. E. James (Graduate Student in Sociology, University of Chicago), “The Unequal Effects of Work Experience on Evaluations of Male and Female Professionals’ Leadership Traits”
 
March 8th: Jessica Zulema Borja (Graduate Student in Sociology, University of Chicago), “The Impact of Working Alone: The Experiences of Women in the Trucking Industry”
 

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 Rebecca Oh, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

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

We look forward to seeing you on January 12th!

Rebecca and Annie

Fall Quarter Schedule: “Playing in Relation”

We are excited to announce the Fall Quarter 2015 schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop.  This quarter’s theme is “Playing in Relation,” curated by Prof. Patrick Jagoda (English). This workshop invites conversations about different cultural forms and technological platforms of play, including videogames, analog games, virtual worlds, toys, performances, playgrounds, and make-believe. How does play open up questions about affect, imagination, desire, and precariousness, especially among people at play together? How do various types of play — from power plays to sexual play to playing with identity — emerge from different cultural forms and impact understandings of gender and sexuality?

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

Tuesday, October 6th: Patrick Jagoda (Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago), “Experimental Games: Gamification, Affect, and Non-sovereign Play”
 
Tuesday, October 20th: Nicole Morse (Graduate Student, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago), “Selfies at Play: Activism and Identity Exploration In Zinnia Jones’ Self-Portraits”
 
Monday, November 9th: Peter McDonald (Graduate Student, Department of English Language and Literature), “‘Dancing, drinking, all the things that are pleasant in this world’: Post-45 Variations in Sex and Leisure”
 
Tuesday, November 17th: Dawn Herrera Helphand (Graduate Student, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago), “Play and the Foucauldian Subject”
 
Tuesday, December 1st: Doris Rusch (Assistant Professor for Game Design, DePaul University), “Outside In – A  (Female) Perspective on Designing (Different) Games”
 

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 Rebecca Oh, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

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

We look forward to seeing you on October 6th!

Rebecca and Annie

Fall 2015 Call for Abstracts, “Playing in Relation”

We invite you to submit an abstract to be considered for the Fall quarter workshop on the theme “Playing in Relation” curated by Prof. Patrick Jagoda (English). This workshop invites conversations about different cultural forms and technological platforms of play, including videogames, analog games, virtual worlds, toys, performances, playgrounds, and make-believe. How does play open up questions about affect, imagination, desire, and precariousness, especially among people at play together? How do various types of play — from power plays to sexual play to playing with identity — emerge from different cultural forms and impact understandings of gender and sexuality?

Graduate students are encouraged to present working chapters of dissertations, master’s theses, and papers that are being prepared for publication. The abstract should be between 250 and 500 words. Please also note your departmental affiliation, program year, and any dates in which you will not be available to present.Materials should be submitted to GSSWorkshop@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, September 9th.

Workshops will be held on even Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 pm in the first floor seminar room of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at 5733 S. University Ave.
 
Please feel free to contact the workshop coordinators Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh at GSSWorkshop@gmail.com with any questions. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

Spring Quarter Schedule

We are excited to announce the Spring Quarter schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop.  This quarter’s theme is “Desire,” curated by Prof. Hillary Chute (English). “Desire” is a theme that is deliberately broadly construed for the workshop to explore. Is there such a thing as appropriate and inappropriate desire? How does desire manifest itself in cultural production and in behavior? As it connects to crucial notions of agency and subjectivity, desire is a concept that has long both vexed and inspired studies across fields in gender and sexuality.

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

Tuesday, April 14th: Erin Moore (PhD Candidate in Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago), “Translating Girls’ Empowerment: Cultural Brokers, Aspirant Feminism, and the Reproduction of the Ugandan Elite”
Tuesday, April 28th: Solveig Nelson (PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Chicago), “Queer Approaches to Projection and Camera Movement in the 1980s-90s”
Thursday, May 14th: Ramzi Fawaz (Assistant Professor of English, University of Wisconsin), “‘Flame On!’ Nuclear Families, Unstable Molecules, and the Queer History of the Fantastic Four” ***Please note that this event will be co-sponsored with the Artists’ Salon, and will be in the format of a lecture, rather than a workshop***
Tuesday, May 26th: Sam Galloway (PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Chicago), “Nietzsche Turns the Other Cheek”
Tuesday, June 9th: Hillary Chute (Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago), TBA

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 Rebecca Oh, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

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

We look forward to seeing you on April 14th!

Rebecca and Annie

Spring Quarter Workshop Call for Abstracts Due March 23rd

We invite you to submit an abstract to be considered for the Spring quarter workshop on the theme DESIRE, curated by Prof. Hillary Chute (English).We have several slots open for graduate student presentations of work in progress. “Desire” is a theme that is deliberately broadly construed for the workshop to explore. Is there such a thing as  appropriate and inappropriate desire? How does desire manifest itself in cultural production and in behavior? As it connects to crucial notions of agency and subjectivity, desire is a concept that has long both vexed and inspired studies across fields in gender and sexuality.

The abstract should be between 250 and 500 words. Please also note your departmental affiliation, program year, and any dates in which you will not be available to present. Materials should be submitted to GSSWorkshop@gmail.com no later than March 23, 2015.
Workshops will be held on alternate Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 pm in the first floor seminar room of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at 5733 S. University Ave.
Please feel free to contact the workshop coordinators Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh at GSSWorkshop@gmail.com with any questions. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!