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Education for Leadership and Citizenship on Trans Issues

June 29, 2017 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sponsored by the Year of Diversity, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the GSWS Program

Please join us for a morning of panels and discussion on trans education in the classroom.

Workshop on Intersectional Methodologies with Mary Celeste Kearney (Notre Dame)

February 12, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cosponsored by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the Humanities Center, and the Children's Literature Program

“Looking Elsewhere: Creative Methodologies in Historical Media Research"

For the suggested reading for the Monday colloquium, click here.

Playing with Childhood in the Twenty-First Century

April 6, 2018 - 10:00am - April 7, 2018 - 5:30pm

Sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program; the Children's Literature Program; the Humanities Center; the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences; and the Provost's Year of Healthy U


Contact: Julian Gill-Peterson, at

This two-day conference will explore how to conceptualize, theorize, and approach research on children and childhood in the rapidly changing context of the twenty-first century.

Free MOOC course: "Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace"

Pitt has just launched a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) through Coursera.  The course Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, will introduce learners to the field of gender, sexuality, and women's studies, and to LGBTQIA identities.

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)

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