Spring Quarter 2016 Schedule: “Gender and Work”

We are excited to announce the Spring Quarter 2016 schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop.  This quarter’s theme is “Gender and Work,” and will be curated by Amanda Sharkey, Associate Professor of Organizations and Markets at Booth. Papers and presentation will focus on issues of gender inequality in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on understanding key organizational factors (e.g., formal policies and practices as well as informal cultural aspects of workplaces) that either promote or reduce disparities between men and women on the job.

Please Note: Workshops will be held on alternate Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm in the first floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

January 12th: Jaclyn Wong (Graduate Student in Sociology, University of Chicago), “Competing Desires: How Young Adult Couples Negotiate Moving for Career Opportunities”
 
January 26th: Youngjee Cha (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University), “Are Some Occupations More Family-Friendly than Others? The Effects of Occupational Contexts on Using Leave and Flexible Work Policies”
 
February 9th: Amanda Sharkey (Associate Professor of Organizations and Markets, Booth School of Business), “Fitting In?: Gender and the Role of Preference for ‘Cultural Fit’ in Hiring”
 
February 23rd: Adilia E. E. James (Graduate Student in Sociology, University of Chicago), “The Unequal Effects of Work Experience on Evaluations of Male and Female Professionals’ Leadership Traits”
 
March 8th: Jessica Zulema Borja (Graduate Student in Sociology, University of Chicago), “The Impact of Working Alone: The Experiences of Women in the Trucking Industry”
 

Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

If you have any questions or accomodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on January 12th!

Rebecca and Annie

Fall Quarter Schedule: “Playing in Relation”

We are excited to announce the Fall Quarter 2015 schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop.  This quarter’s theme is “Playing in Relation,” curated by Prof. Patrick Jagoda (English). This workshop invites conversations about different cultural forms and technological platforms of play, including videogames, analog games, virtual worlds, toys, performances, playgrounds, and make-believe. How does play open up questions about affect, imagination, desire, and precariousness, especially among people at play together? How do various types of play — from power plays to sexual play to playing with identity — emerge from different cultural forms and impact understandings of gender and sexuality?

Please Note: Workshops will be held on alternate Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm in the first floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, October 6th: Patrick Jagoda (Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago), “Experimental Games: Gamification, Affect, and Non-sovereign Play”
 
Tuesday, October 20th: Nicole Morse (Graduate Student, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago), “Selfies at Play: Activism and Identity Exploration In Zinnia Jones’ Self-Portraits”
 
Monday, November 9th: Peter McDonald (Graduate Student, Department of English Language and Literature), “‘Dancing, drinking, all the things that are pleasant in this world’: Post-45 Variations in Sex and Leisure”
 
Tuesday, November 17th: Dawn Herrera Helphand (Graduate Student, Committee on Social Thought, University of Chicago), “Play and the Foucauldian Subject”
 
Tuesday, December 1st: Doris Rusch (Assistant Professor for Game Design, DePaul University), “Outside In – A  (Female) Perspective on Designing (Different) Games”
 

Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

If you have any questions or accomodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on October 6th!

Rebecca and Annie

Fall 2015 Call for Abstracts, “Playing in Relation”

We invite you to submit an abstract to be considered for the Fall quarter workshop on the theme “Playing in Relation” curated by Prof. Patrick Jagoda (English). This workshop invites conversations about different cultural forms and technological platforms of play, including videogames, analog games, virtual worlds, toys, performances, playgrounds, and make-believe. How does play open up questions about affect, imagination, desire, and precariousness, especially among people at play together? How do various types of play — from power plays to sexual play to playing with identity — emerge from different cultural forms and impact understandings of gender and sexuality?

Graduate students are encouraged to present working chapters of dissertations, master’s theses, and papers that are being prepared for publication. The abstract should be between 250 and 500 words. Please also note your departmental affiliation, program year, and any dates in which you will not be available to present.Materials should be submitted to GSSWorkshop@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, September 9th.

Workshops will be held on even Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 pm in the first floor seminar room of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at 5733 S. University Ave.
 
Please feel free to contact the workshop coordinators Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh at GSSWorkshop@gmail.com with any questions. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

Spring Quarter Schedule

We are excited to announce the Spring Quarter schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop.  This quarter’s theme is “Desire,” curated by Prof. Hillary Chute (English). “Desire” is a theme that is deliberately broadly construed for the workshop to explore. Is there such a thing as appropriate and inappropriate desire? How does desire manifest itself in cultural production and in behavior? As it connects to crucial notions of agency and subjectivity, desire is a concept that has long both vexed and inspired studies across fields in gender and sexuality.

Please Note: Workshops will be held on alternate Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm in the first floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, April 14th: Erin Moore (PhD Candidate in Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago), “Translating Girls’ Empowerment: Cultural Brokers, Aspirant Feminism, and the Reproduction of the Ugandan Elite”
Tuesday, April 28th: Solveig Nelson (PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Chicago), “Queer Approaches to Projection and Camera Movement in the 1980s-90s”
Thursday, May 14th: Ramzi Fawaz (Assistant Professor of English, University of Wisconsin), “‘Flame On!’ Nuclear Families, Unstable Molecules, and the Queer History of the Fantastic Four” ***Please note that this event will be co-sponsored with the Artists’ Salon, and will be in the format of a lecture, rather than a workshop***
Tuesday, May 26th: Sam Galloway (PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Chicago), “Nietzsche Turns the Other Cheek”
Tuesday, June 9th: Hillary Chute (Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago), TBA

Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

If you have any questions or accomodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on April 14th!

Rebecca and Annie

Spring Quarter Workshop Call for Abstracts Due March 23rd

We invite you to submit an abstract to be considered for the Spring quarter workshop on the theme DESIRE, curated by Prof. Hillary Chute (English).We have several slots open for graduate student presentations of work in progress. “Desire” is a theme that is deliberately broadly construed for the workshop to explore. Is there such a thing as  appropriate and inappropriate desire? How does desire manifest itself in cultural production and in behavior? As it connects to crucial notions of agency and subjectivity, desire is a concept that has long both vexed and inspired studies across fields in gender and sexuality.

The abstract should be between 250 and 500 words. Please also note your departmental affiliation, program year, and any dates in which you will not be available to present. Materials should be submitted to GSSWorkshop@gmail.com no later than March 23, 2015.
Workshops will be held on alternate Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 pm in the first floor seminar room of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at 5733 S. University Ave.
Please feel free to contact the workshop coordinators Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh at GSSWorkshop@gmail.com with any questions. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop Winter Quarter Schedule

We are excited to announce the winter quarter schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. Professor Agnes Lugo-Ortiz (Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies) will be the faculty curator for the quarter, with the theme of “Gender and Slavery.” We look forward to seeing you at our first meeting on Tuesday, January 20th at 4:30pm!

Please Note: Workshops will be held on alternate Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00pm in the first floor seminar room of 5733 S. University Avenue, unless otherwise noted.

January 20th, 2015: Reginald Jackson (Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago) and Agnes Lugo-Ortiz (Associate Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies, University of Chicago), “Gender and Enslavement: A Methodological Overture” (an open and informal discussion with Professors Reginald Jackson and Agnes Lugo-Ortiz).

Description: Gender constructions and regimes of enslavement do not share one and the same universal structure or meaning. They are historically situated. But so are the methodological and disciplinary tools through which we make of their intersection an object of study. What theoretical and practical challenges do we face in posing an interdisciplinary and transhistorical exploration of the relations between “gender” and “slavery”? What different historical phenomena actually come into being through their analytical juxtaposition? What dialogues might such a juxtaposition enable or curtail? In this session professors Reginald Jackson (East Asian Languages and Civilizations) and Agnes Lugo-Ortiz (Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies) will lead an open discussion of these issues, taking as points of departure case studies from their own areas of specialty.

February 3rd, 2015Sarah Weicksel (Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Chicago), “The Whole Population Bears the Marks of Bondage”: Clothing, Gender, and Transformation in the Era of Emancipation”

February 17th, 2015Jaira Harrington (Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science), “Me Deram Uma Oportunidade: The Domestic Workers’ Union in Salvador and the National Federation of Domestic Workers (FENATRAD)”

March 3rd, 2015: Kay Dian Kriz (Professor Emerita of History of Art and Architecture, Brown University) and Agnes Lugo Ortiz (Associate Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies), “A Conversation on the Visual Construction of Mulatas: Slavery and Abolition in the Spanish- and English-speaking Colonial Caribbean”

Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

If you have any questions or accomodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you on January 20th!

Winter Quarter Workshop Call for Abstracts Due December 8th

To interested graduate students:
We invite you to submit an abstract to be considered for the Winter quarter workshop on the theme Gender and Slavery,” curated by Prof. Agnes Lugo-Ortiz (Romance Languages and Literatures). For this workshop we solicit papers that address the interrelations between gender, sexuality, and enslavement across different historical periods, including contemporary forms of slavery.
The abstract should be between 250 and 500 words. Please also note your departmental affiliation, program year, and any dates in which you will not be available to present. Materials should be submitted to GSSWorkshop@gmail.com no later than December 8th, 2014.
Workshops will be held on alternate Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 pm in the first floor seminar room of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at 5733 S. University Ave.
Please feel free to contact the workshop coordinators Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh at GSSWorkshop@gmail.com with any questions. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!
Best,
Annie and Rebecca

December 2nd: Lisa Ruddick, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago, “When Nothing Is Cool”

Hello All,

Please join us for our final session of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop (GSSW) this fall! We are excited to be hosting Lisa Ruddick, Associate Professor of English (and our fall quarter faculty curator), who will be presenting the paper, When Nothing Is Cool (attached).

Lisa Ruddick

Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

“When Nothing Is Cool

Date: Tuesday, December 2nd from 4:30-6:00pm

Location: Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS)

1st Floor Conference Room, 5733 S. University Ave.

Light refreshments will be served

If you are interested in joining the email list, please go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.
If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you next week, and have a good Thanksgiving!

Annie and Rebecca

November 11th: Amanda Blair, University of Chicago, “The Continuum of Sexual Violence: The Realities of Post-Conflict Prostitution in Northern Uganda”

Hello All,

Please join us for our third session of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop (GSSW) this fall! We are excited to be hosting Amanda Blair, a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, who will be presenting the paper, The Continuum of Sexual Violence: The Realities of Post-Conflict Prostitution in Northern Uganda (attached).

Amanda Blair

Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

The Continuum of Sexual Violence: The Realities of Post-Conflict Prostitution in Northern Uganda

Date: Tuesday, November 11th from 4:30-6:00pm

Location: Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS)

1st Floor Conference Room, 5733 S. University Ave.

Light refreshments will be served

If you are interested in joining the email list, please go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh, at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

October 28th: Michael Dango (University of Chicago), “’Our’ Aesthetic Category: Camp and the Queerness of Distribution”

Hello All!

Please join us for our second session of the Gender and Sexuality Workshop (GSSW) this fall! We are excited to be hosting Michael Dango, a graduate student in the Department of English, who will be presenting the paper, Our’ Aesthetic Category: Camp and the Queerness of Distribution(click link for paper).

Michael Dango

Graduate Student, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Chicago

“‘Our’ Aesthetic Category: Camp and the Queerness of Distribution

Tuesday, October 28th from 4:30-6:00pm

Location: Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS)

1st Floor Conference Room, 5733 S. University Ave.

Light refreshments will be served

If you are interested in joining the email list, please go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Rebecca Oh, at gssworkshop@gmail.com. Additional workshop information, including past schedules, can be found at http://cas.uchicago.edu/workshops/genderandsexuality/.

If you have any questions or accomodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you next week!