News & Announcements Archive


(Un)Gendering Voice: Tropes of Fluidity and Vocal Registers in Opera

Our final WGS colloquium talk of the semester will be our very our Prof. Eugenio Refini of GRLL, speaking about “(Un)Gendering Voice: Tropes of Fluidity and Vocal Registers in Opera”! This wonderful talk will take place at 4pm on May 2nd (Weds.) in Gilman 400, so we hope friends of WGS, GRLL, and beyond come […]


Virtual Pedophiles and Aesthetic Information

WGS Colloquium will feature Prof. Gillian Harkins speaking on “Virtual Pedophiles and Aesthetic Information.” The talk will begin at 4pm in Gilman 400, and will include light refreshments. Please get in touch if you’d like to make a disability accommodation request.


Research Fellows Workshop

This Wednesday, April 4th, we will have our Research Fellows Workshop, showcasing the research projects of the various recipients of WGS research fellowships from last year. This cross-discipline workshop will take place in Gilman 400 and features: Sarah Harrison (IS): “Women of the French Revolution: A Feminist Realist Perspective: Samavia Khan (MCB): “Perspectives of Domesticity: The […]


Distinguished Visiting Scholar – Susan Stryker

This week marks the return visit of our Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Susan Stryker. Her second “What Transpires Now” talk for this Wednesday will begin at 4pm in Gilman 400, presenting on “Frances Thompson: Disability, Sex-Work, and Sectional Conflict.” In the presidential election year of 2016, transgender issues revolving around public accommodations–particularly sex-segregated toilets–were a high-profile part of the political […]


Black Femme Digital Practice: A #BlackCodeStudies Conversation

Please join the Digital Diversity Seminar and the Sex and Slavery Lab as we discuss black LGBT digital practice with Bianca Laureano (founder of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network and the LatiNegrxs Project) and Amber J. Phillips (Reproductive Justice Advocate, writer, and co-host of the Black Joy Mixtape). Laureano and Phillips, both organizers […]


WGS Summer Research Fellowships 2018

WGS is soliciting applications for summer research fellowships! These fellowships are to be used to fund independent research on issues related to gender and sexuality. Undergraduates may receive grants of up to $1,000; graduate students may receive grants of up to $2,000. Students who receive funding will be required to take part in a day-long […]


Sex, France, and Arab Men

On Wednesday, February 28, WGS will host a roundtable around the recent book by WGS co-director Todd Shepard, entitled, Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979 (Chicago Press, 2018). Speakers on this round-table will include Seth Koven (Rutgers), Camille Robcis (Cornell), Chelsea Shields (Elizabethtown College), WGS co-director Katrin Pahl (JHU), and Todd himself. All are welcome at 4 p.m. in Gilman 400 for […]


“What Transpires Now: Transgender History and the Future We Need” Lectures

This lecture series, drawn from gender theorist and historian Susan Stryker’s work in progress of the same title, revisits three key figures from the transgender past to discuss their relevance for the present. More info on each of the “What Transpires Now” lectures — each of which will take place at 4 p.m. in Gilman 400: “Thomas/ine Hall: What Intersex Embodiment Can […]


Gender, Kinship, and the Heritage of Colonialism in Algeria

Next week, a two-day series of roundtables will focus on “Gender, Kinship, and the Heritage of Colonialism in Algeria.” These talks are co-sponsored by WGS, with support from Africana Studies, Islamic Studies, and the History Dept. Talks will begin at 1pm on Tuesday, Dec. 5th in Gilman 388 (the T&S Room), and continue until 6pm. Day […]