Dr. Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila (American University/CUNY Institute for Health Equity)
Room 324 Cathedral of Learning
Dr. Vasquez del Aguila is an anthropologist with experience in Masculinity, Sexuality, Global Health, and Migration. He has published on sexual and reproductive health; sexual minorities; equality; gender and masculinity; sexuality; and migration. His latest book is entitled “Being a Man in a Transnational World: The Masculinity and Sexuality of Migration” (Routledge 2014). He earned his PhD in medical anthropology from Columbia University, New York City.
Dr. Vasquez del Aguila will analyze the intersections of masculinity, sexuality and migration. The lecture will focus on the complex processes of becoming a man and the strategies used by men to reconcile paradoxes and contradictions that coexist between multiple masculinities and contradictory models of being a man.
Note: From 9-10:50, Prof. Bay-Cheng will lead a colloquium discussion on her article: "Justifying sex: The place of women’s sexuality on a social justice agenda." _Families in Society_, 92(1), 97-103. The article will be available on the GSWS Portal on my.pitt.edu.
Young women’s sexuality traditionally has been marked along a gendered, moralist virgin-slut continuum. However, this one-dimensional model cannot easily accommodate substantive changes in the norms that influence girls’ sexualities. Contemporary scholarship includes many signs that such a shift has occurred in the U.S., ushered in by the cultural and ideological suffusion of neoliberalism.
Sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Students, the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Urban Education.
Panel Discussion: "Race and Education in Pittsburgh”
Curtiss Porter, Chief Education & Neighborhood Reinvestment Officer, City of Pittsburgh
Jessie Ramey, visiting scholar, University of Pittsburgh Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and founder, Yinzercation
John Wallace, principal investigator, University of Pittsburgh Center on Race and Social Problems, Comm-Univer-City of Pittsburgh Project
Moderated by Amanda Godley, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Join us for our annual award ceremony for the Iris Marion Young Awards. The Young Award for Political Engagement honors Iris Marion Young, a philosopher and social theorist of international renown. Young was a professor in GSPIA during the 1990s before taking a position as Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago in 2000. She died in 2006 of cancer.
Faculty and Grad students: We invite you to join us for the second meeting of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program's "Gender and Affect Reading Group"! Our second meeting will be on Thursday October 30, from 4:00-5:30pm in 402 CL, focusing on Sedgwick's Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity (2003). We'll discuss the introduction and chapters 3 (shame in the cybernetic fold) and 4 (paranoid reading). They are available on the GSWS portal under "reading groups," on the left. Find the GSWS portal by logging into my.pitt.edu and clicking My Resources. Please let Jen Waldron, the facilitator, know if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lara Putnam is Professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Pittsburgh. Her publications include The Company They Kept: Migrants and the Politics of Gender in Caribbean Costa Rica, 1870-1960 (UNC Press, 2002); Radical Moves: Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age (UNC Press, 2013); and recent journal articles on citizenship, childhood, immigration law, and more. Her research in progress explores the ways kinship, gender, and sexuality both shape and are shaped by large-scale political and economic shifts.