Spring 2014 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh

Spring 2014

Adoption as Cold War Legacy: Missing Babies and National Babies from Cuba and Guatemala- Karen Dubinsky

January 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

Karen Dubinsky is professor of history and Global Development Studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario,and has recently published Babies Without Borders: Adoption and Migration ACross the Americas (Toronto and NYU, 2010).

Graduate/Faculty Reading Group: Global Trans: Borders, Spaces, Movements with Prof. Aren Aizura

January 24, 2014 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

The readings discussed will be:

             “Of borders and homes: the imaginary community of (trans)sexual citizenship”-Aren Z.   Aizura

             “Transgender Without Organs?-Mobilizing a Geo-affective Theory of Gender Modification” – Lucas Cassidy Crawford

**Please note new time. Articles for discussion will be available two weeks in advance through the gender studies portal on my.pitt.edu under My Resources, or from wstudies@pitt.edu.

Discussion for instructors with Prof. Aizura: Teaching Transgender Studies in 2014

January 24, 2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Lecture: Thailand as Transgender Mecca: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment

January 23, 2014 - 4:00pm

Aren Aizura (Arizona State University) presents a lecture titled "Thailand as Transgender 'Mecca': Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment."

Thailand is often described as the global "Mecca" of gender reassignment surgery, which cater almost exclusively to trans women-transitioning from male to female, although one or two surgeons cater to trans men.

Steering Committee Meeting

January 17, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am

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