spring 2016 | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
University of Pittsburgh
Events

spring 2016

Deadline: Student Paper Prize Submissions

May 10, 2016 - 4:00pm

The GSWS Program announces the 33rd annual competition for the best student research on women, gender, or sexuality. The paper prize recognizes excellent student scholarship in the fields of gender and sexuality studies.

The competition is open to all students at the University of Pittsburgh in any department or school (professional, social science, humanities, etc.). Prizes of up to $200.00 will be awarded for the best graduate and undergraduate papers. Limit one submission per student per year.

Final Steering Committee Meeting of the AY

April 15, 2016 - 10:00am - 11:30am

The Pitt LGBTQIA+ Experience: Past, Present, and Future

April 12, 2016 - 5:00pm

Alumni, current students, faculty and University leaders will share their experiences on a panel discussion and community forum exploring the evolving efforts of the University in working with LGBTQ students through its resources and programing.

Alumni, current students, faculty and University leaders will share their experiences on a panel discussion and community forum exploring the evolving efforts of the University in working with LGBTQ students through its resources and programing.  Hear firsthand accounts from today’s Pitt students on the atmosphere and attitude of the LGBTQ community on campus and understand from University leadership the evolution of Pitt practices, policies, and curriculum, as well as commentary and direction on what may lie ahead.  By sharing personal anecdotes from today’s students that can be

"Trans! Just for the Fun of it!": Keynote Lecture for Undergrad Conference

April 2, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Kate Bornstein

Sponsored by: Charles Crow Fund, Department of Sociology, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, Humanities Center, Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Year of the Humanities, University Honors College

This event is part of the undergraduate conference on gender and the body.

BornsteinIn this keynote address, Bornstein uses the basic tenets of postmodern theory and Tibetan Buddhism and shows how they overlap at slapstick comedy. She infuses her own sense of humor and unique style to remind us that there is a great deal of physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual joy from creating and living one’s gender mindfully!Keynote address is free and open to the public.

“Alterlife in the Aftermath”

April 2, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Michelle Murphy (University of Toronto)

General lecture by visiting professor Michelle Murphy, University of Toronto - “Alterlife in the Aftermath”.

This lecture is part of the “Doing the Body in the 21st Century” conference and is open to the University of Pittsburgh community.

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Gender and the Body: Undergraduate Conference

April 2, 2016 - 8:00am - 9:00pm

The Undergraduate Conference will take place on Saturday, April 2, from 9am until 7pm. It will include panels throughout the day where undergraduate students from Pitt and around the region will showcase their work.

The Undergraduate Conference on Gender and the Body will take place on Saturday, April 2, from 9am until 7pm. It will include panels throughout the day where undergraduate students from Pitt and around the region will showcase their work. Leading gender theorist Kate Bornstein will be the keynote speaker.

Keynote Address: Karma Chávez, University of Wisconsin

April 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

This keynote address names coalition as queer and explores the affective embodied and tactical conditions that constitute coalition.

The Queer Politics of Coalition 

This keynote address names coalition as queer and explores the affective embodied and tactical conditions that constitute coalition. Considering the themes of belonging, intimacy, pain, and hope, Karma Chávez conceptualizes how we might theorize and engage radical coalition politics.

Free and open to the public.

"On Tracking and Transitions"

April 1, 2016 - 1:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Toby Beauchamp (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

This talks reads the scene of U.S.

Lecture: ""The Sovereignty of the Senses," Ann Cvetkovich (UTexas, Austin)

March 31, 2016 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Speaker/Participants: 
www.anncvetkovich.com/

{View the conference flyer here}

This presentation will draw from a larger project that aims to articulate notions of sovereignty, democracy, and freedom in affective and sensory terms.  It conceives of sovereignty as an embodied practice rather than an abstract concept and as something that must be learned and experienced collectively over time rather than as a fixed and final condition of a sovereign or discrete individual or nation. Focusing in particular on how my work on affect has been informed by art practice, the talk will develop the concept of the “sovereignty of the senses” through a discussion of queer and feminist installation projects by Zoe Leonard, Rachael Shannon, and Karin Michalski that use built environments to transform affective, sensory, and social experience.

 

This lecture, open to all faculty and graduate students, is also the opening keynote lecture for the "Doing the Body in the 21st Century" conference at Pitt.

National Conference: Doing the Body in the 21st Century

March 31, 2016 - 9:00am - April 2, 2016 - 7:00pm

Hosted by GSWS. See our website for cosponsors.

What does it mean to study the body today?

Bodies can be collective, material, medicalized, biological, sexual, queer, trans, normative, political, racial, transnational, ecological, historical, useful, global, affective, gendered, disabled, surveilled, controlled, subjected, transformed, enhanced, engineered, empowered, organized, discursive, aesthetic, translated, theorized, aging, acting, voting, managed, merging, migrating, moving, constructing, creating, performing.

How are scholars thinking about bodies? Because the study of the body and of bodies has changed dramatically in the last decade, we propose to gather a group of diverse scholars to talk across traditional disciplines, and to take stock of where these studies are and where they are heading.

Join the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh as we host a transdisciplinary, international conference March 31 - April 2, 2016: Doing the Body in the 21st Century.

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