Previous Schedules

Winter 2017: Sex and Gender and the City

January 10th, 2017:“Criminalized Masculinities: How Policing Shapes the Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Poor Black Communities.” Forrest Stuart, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago

January 24th, 2017: “Neoliberal Amman: Mapping the Middle Class as Reputational Community.” Lindsey Conklin, PhD Candidate in Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago 

February 7th, 2017: “Exile in Guyville, or The Stroller and the Damage Done: Women in Public, Gentrification, and the Politics of Blame,” Jeffrey Parker, PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of Chicago

February 21st, 2017: “Brown and Gay in LA: Race, Masculinity, and Sexuality in the Immigrant City.” Anthony Ocampo, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Cal Poly Pomona

March 7th, 2017: “‘Brothel of the Pacific’: Laikini Wahine, Syphilis, and the Urban Regulation of Sex in Honolulu,” Christopher Kindell, PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago

Spring 2015: Desire

Curated by Prof. Hillary Chute (English)

4/14/15: 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”
4/28/15: Solveig Nelson (PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Chicago), “Queer Approaches to Projection and Camera Movement in the 1980s-90s”
5/14/15: 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***
5/26/15: Sam Galloway (PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Chicago), “Nietzsche Turns the Other Cheek”
6/9/15: Lisa Ruddick (Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago), “When Nothing Is Cool”


Winter 2015: Gender and Slavery

Curated By: Agnes Lugo-Ortiz (Associate Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies, University of Chicago)

1/20/15: Reginald Jackson (Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago) and Agnes Lugo-Ortiz (Associate Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies, University of Chicago), “Gender and Enslavement: A Methodological Overture” (an open and informal discussion with Professors Reginald Jackson and Agnes Lugo-Ortiz).

2/3/15: Sarah Weicksel (Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Chicago), “The Whole Population Bears the Marks of Bondage”: Clothing, Gender, and Transformation in the Era of Emancipation”

2/17/15: Jaira Harrington (Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science), “Me Deram Uma Oportunidade: The Domestic Workers’ Union in Salvador and the National Federation of Domestic Workers (FENATRAD)”

3/3/15: Kay Dian Kriz (Professor Emerita of History of Art and Architecture, Brown University) and Agnes Lugo Ortiz (Associate Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies), “A Conversation on the Visual Construction of Mulatas: Slavery and Abolition in the Spanish- and English-speaking Colonial Caribbean”

Fall 2014: Subjectivity and Social Life: New Perspectives

Curated By: Lisa Ruddick (Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago)

10/14/14: Michael Snediker (Associate Professor of English, University of Houston), “Queer Philology and Chronic Pain.”
10/23/14: Elizabeth Wilson (Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University), “Gut Feminism: Depression and Mood Beyond Mind.” ***co-sponsored with the Medicine and its Objects workshop***
10/28/14: Michael Dango (Graduate Student, English, University of Chicago), “‘Our’ Aesthetic Category: Camp and the Queerness of Distribution.”
11/11/14: Amanda Blair (PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of Chicago), “The Continuum of Sexual Violence: The Realities of Post-Conflict Prostitution in Northern Uganda.”


GSSW 2013-14 Schedule:

10/15/13: Dr. Kristen Schilt, Sociology, University of Chicago, “The Pleasures of Gender: A Social Analysis”

10/29/13: Monica Mercado, History, University of Chicago, “Queer on the Quads: Gender and Sexuality in the University Archives”

11/12/13: Dr. Christina Nippert-Eng, Sociology, Illinois Institute of Technology, “Privacy Socialization”

11/26/13: Cayce Hughes, Sociology, University of Chicago, “Who Gets to Keep Secrets? A Sociological Approach to Disclosure”

1/7/14: Lauren Berlant, English, University of Chicago, “Sex in the Event of Happiness”

1/21/14: Sam Galloway, Political Science, University of Chicago, “Cruising Foucault: Sex, Ethics, and Politics”

2/4/14: Mel Y. Chen, Gender & Women’s Studies, University of California Berkeley, “Material Alliance”

3/4/14: Amanda Leigh Davis, English, University of Chicago, “The Living Coffin and the Vacated Tomb: Reanimated Women in Poe, Hawthorne, and Faulkner”

4/1/14: Hillary Chute, English, University of Chicago, “Bodies in the Classroom”

4/22/14: Tadhi Coulter, Institute for Graduate Studies in Visual Art, “Embodiments of Transformation: Image-Texts of Sovereignty in Comedic Performances of Good Times”

4/29/14: Jill Weinberg, Sociology, Northwestern University, “Law, Consent, and Embodiment”

5/13/14: Riva Lehrer, Artist, Chicago, “Beauty in Exile”

5/27/14: Margaret Fink, English, University of Chicago, “The Graphic Ordinary: Worlding, Race, and the Appearance of Disability in Chris Ware’s Building Stories


GSSW 2012-13 Schedule:

10/9/12: Claire McKinney, Political Science, University of Chicago, CSGS Fellow, “Ultrasounds, Abortions, and Medicalized Citizenship”

10/23/12: Kimba Tichenor, History, University of Chicago, “Women’s Ordination and the West German Catholic Church: Sacramentality and Gendered Bodies”

11/6/12: Christine Froula, English, Comparative Literary Studies, & Gender Studies at Northwestern University, Title: “James Joyce and the Prostitute”

11/20/12: Ainsley LeSure, Political Science, University of Chicago, CSGS Fellow, “The Political Problem of Oppression: No Appearance, No Public Space, No Plurality, Just Abundant Isolation”
Co-sponsor: Political Theory Workshop

12/4/12: Melissa Hardesty, Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, CSGS Fellow, “Social Work Labor and the Mother Functions: Money, Biology, and Work in a Concurrent Planning Adoption Program”

1/15/13:Monica L. Mercado, History, University of Chicago, CSGS Fellow, “Consecrating Her Pen: Women’s Work for the Catholic Publication Society”
*Co-sponsored by the Religions in America Workshop

1/24/13: Emily Remus, History, University of Chicago, CSGS Fellow, “Chicago’s Congestion Crisis: Women Shoppers and the Uses of the Streets, 1897-1912”
*Co-sponsored with the Social History Workshop

2/12/13: Elise Kramer, Anthropology, University of Chicago, “‘Enemies’ of Free Speech: Political Correctness, Feminism, and the Anti-American”

3/8/13:Mehammed Mack, French Literature, Columbia University, “Integrated Beauty: Self-image and Gender Politics in the Study of French Urban Youth”
Co-sponsor: Self and Subjectivity Workshop

3/12/13:Mary Adekoya, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago, CSGS Fellow, “Tales of Big Men and Big Women: Observation on Nollywood Narrative and Genre”

4/9/13: Claire Laurier Decoteau, Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, “You Can’t Eat Love: ‘Getting By’ in South Africa’s Transactional Sexual Economy”

4/23/13: Alice VandeVusse, Sociology, University of Chicago, “Reproduction without Men?: The Framing of Sperm Donors by Lesbians and Single Women”

5/7/13: Sarah Rodriguez, Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Northwestern University, “The Husband’s Stitch: Episiotomy and Episiotomy Repair, 1920-2006”

5/21/13: Abigail Ocobock, Sociology, University of Chicago, CSGS Fellow, “Gay Men and Lesbians’ Experiences and Understandings of Community in the Context of Legal Marriage”

6/4/13: Jay Sosa, Anthropology, University of Chicago, “The Sense of Homophobia, The Feel of Statistics, and Hate Crimes Legislation in Brazil”

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