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Fall 2017

GSWS is now closed for the summer, but do plan to come back for more in September. We have the trinity of gender studies scholars coming to visit in fall term: Kathryn Stockton, Gayle Rubin, Jack Halberstam. A year of events on the topic of "Gender and Childhood" (colloquium in April, grad seminar & undergrad course in fall term). And more. We're not stopping now.

Presentation: "Teaching Queer"

October 26, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Stacey Waite, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Professor Waite's presentation will be based on the just-released book Teaching Queer. Join us for what promises to be a lively presentation and discussion!

Congratulations to Todd Reeser

Congratulations to GSWS Director Todd Reeser, whose book in sexuality studies Setting Plato Straight: Translating Ancient Sexuality in the Renaissance, won the 2017 Gordan book prize from the Renaissance Society of America. The selection committee offered this statement:

Lecture by Brian Broome (Chatham University): "Balls"

April 21, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Brian Broome (Chatham University)


Lecture: "Angry Subjects: In/Civility, Christian Nationalism, and the Paranoid Position in an Age of Trump"

November 30, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ann Pellegrini, New York University

Cosponsored by the Provost’s Year of Diversity, Humanities Center, University Honors College, Asian Studies Center and Indo-Pacific Council, Departments of Anthropology and Sociology, and Programs in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies and Jewish Studies.

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Marriage Equality in Advanced Industrialized Democracies

March 31, 2017 (All day) - April 1, 2017 (All day)

Friday, March 31

9:00 – 10:45 am Panel 1: Backlash to LGBT Rights, Far Right Parties, and Opposition Movements

Location: Pittsburgh Athletic Association, Schenley Lounge (1st floor)

Discussant: Dr. Ellen Andersen (University of Vermont)

Supporting Transgender Community Members

April 4, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Presented by PERSAD Center


This Event is open to all Pitt Students, Faculty, and Staff and is presented by PERSAD Center, a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh with the mission to "improve the well-being of the LGBTQ communities and the HIV/AIDS communities". 


Click here to view the event flyer and learn more! 

Sexuality and Islam in France: Presentations by Denis Provencher

September 13, 2017 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

The Department of French and Italian and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program presents two events on sexuality and Islam in France:

General lecture by Denis Provencher (Arizona), “Queer Maghrebi French”

Wed. September 13, 2017, 1:30-3:00pm

Discussion-based Colloquium: Gayle Rubin (UMichigan)

October 16, 2017 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Sponsored by the Humanities Center.

A Short History of Perversion

Undergraduate Symposium on Masculinities

We are currently seeking proposals for the Undergraduate Symposium on Masculinities!

Are you writing a seminar paper that discusses masculinities? 

Are you working on a project related to masculinities that you would like to share with a wider audience? 

Do you have a paper or project from a previous class that you would like to share? 

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