Spring 2017: “Transnational Perspectives on Gender and Sexuality”  ( Curated by Susan Burns, History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations)

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

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“Veiled Voyagers: Translating Muslim Women’s Travel Writing from Asia and the Middle East.” Daniel Majchrowicz, Assistant Professor of South Asian Literature and Culture, Northwestern University

May 17th“Brides and Bachelors and the Making of Japanese America,” Sonia C. Gomez, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago

May 30th“Change Without Protest: Discursive Strategies of LGBT Groups in Mainland China,” Caterina Fugazzola, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago

Winter 2017: Sex and Gender and the City (Forrest Stuart, Sociology)

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

Fall 2016: Mobility, Membership, and Gender (Demetra Kasimis, Political Science)

October 4th, 2016: “‘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

October 18, 2016: “Euripedes’ Hecuba: A Political Interpretation,” Ageliki Tzanetou, Associate Professor of Classics at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

November 1, 2016: “Nondiscrimination Policies and the US Transgender Health Landscape: A Multilevel Analysis of Self-Rated Health in 27 States,” Danya Lagos, Graduate Student in Sociology

November 15, 2016: “Gender, Ethnic Nationalisms, and Ethno-Racial Identity Among Caribbean Indians in the US,” Anjanette M. Chan Tack, PhD Candidate in Sociology

November 30, 2016: “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