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Spring term '17 graduate seminars:

GSWS2252: Theories of Gender & Sexuality, Prof. Nancy Glazener, Wed. 2:30-5:00

Undergraduate Symposium on Masculinities

The GSWS program held the Undergraduate Symposium on Masculinities on April 21, 2017. Nineteen undergraduate students from the University of Pittsburgh – and one student from Ohio State University – showcased their work on panels and round tables throughout the day. These included “Deconstructing Global Masculinity,” “Images and Interpretations of Masculinities,” “Masculinity and Violence,” “Black Masculinities, Racism, and Whiteness,” and “Masculinity and Privilege.”

GSWS Fall Event Calendar Released

Click here to view a PDF of the GSWS Fall 2017 event lineup.  All events are free and open to the public.  We hope you are able to join us!

Lecture: “Feminist Posthumanism and Life in the Abyss”

January 16, 2018 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Stacy Alaimo

Professor Stacy Alaimo is an internationally recognized scholar of the environmental humanities and gender studies. She has published three monographs: Undomesticated Ground: Recasting Nature as Feminist Space (Cornell UP, 2000); Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self (Indiana UP, 2010); and Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pressures in Posthuman Times (U of Minnesota P, 2016).

"Is Transracial the New Transgender?: Rogers Brubaker's Trans and Other Useful Tools for Analyzing a Contemporary Vitriolic Debate"

Since June 2015, when then-President of the NAACP chapter in Spokane, WA, Nkechi Amare Diallo, more commonly known under her birth name Rachel Dolezal, was outed as White by her birth parents, the question of transracialism has generated considerable controversy.

Gayle Rubin Reading Group Session 2

October 12, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Room 407 Cathedral of Learning

In order to prepare for Rubin's visit, GSWS is offering two reading groups open to faculty and graduate students. These are meant as an invitation to read Rubin's less famous works, get re-familiarized with her two field-opening essays, and situate them in her broader trajectory over the past 40 years. 

Reading Group: Gayle Rubin

September 28, 2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Room 407 Cathedral of Learning

In order to prepare for Rubin's visit, GSWS is offering two reading groups open to faculty and graduate students. These are meant as an invitation to read Rubin's less famous works, get re-familiarized with her two field-opening essays, and situate them in her broader trajectory over the past 40 years. 

Lecture: “Race, Face, Ravage, and Lyrical Fat: Deleuze and Childhood Poverty”

September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Kathryn Stockton, Univ. of Utah

“Race, Face, Ravage, and Lyrical Fat: Deleuze and Childhood Poverty”

Might we strike at the monolith of Poverty by using the blade of the sexual child?  Might we cut the face of the racial cliché of the child-in-peril-in-the-third-world?  We must be seduced . . . by a face . . . on the move—even by its motions in lyrical fat.  Bringing Deleuzian movement to bear on the face of childhood poverty—raced and gendered faces in literature, documentary, and film—stirs new matters.  Specifically, surprisingly, the body has sex with the notion of (its) face.  What does this mean?  How does it queer perspectives on poverty?

 

 

 

Undergraduate event, “Black Masculinity and Intimacy: Discussing Jay-Z's 4:44 ”

October 11, 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Speaker/Participants: 
Hosted by Gabby Yearwood (Anthro and GSWS)

View PDF flyer here

In Masculinity Studies it is well agreed that men make men. But what does this making look like? What is produced? How and when do men reflect on their making? What and where are the spaces that men share their making? What and where are the spaces they are made? In the recent release of Jay-Z’s album 4:44 we see black men reflecting on learning intimacy. This video will serve as a point of departure to engage in an open discussion on blackness, masculinity, and intimacy. Where it might fail but also where might it succeed. After a few introductory remarks, Dr. Yearwood will lead an open discussion on the experiences and process of learning intimacy amongst black men and what this might say about black masculinity. 

Second Steering Committee Meeting

October 20, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30pm
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