Thirty Years of "Thinking Sex"


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  • Speaker: Gayle Rubin, Anthropology and Women's Studies, and others
  • Host Department: Women's Studies
  • Date: 10/02/2014
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Location: Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery (Room 100)

  • Description:

    As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, LGQRI will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the publication of Gayle Rubin's essay "Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality."

    In a half-day symposium, six scholars will address how Professor Rubin's piece has been generative in LGBTQ and sexuality studies, the essay's impact across the disciplines, and adaptations to new topics and concerns in the present and future.

    Gayle Rubin, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan

    Mark Jordan, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought, Harvard Divinity School

    Heather Love, R. Jean Brownlee Term Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

    Carole S. Vance, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

    Tavia Nyong'o, Associate Professor of Performance Studies, New York University

    Rostom Mesli, Sylvia "Duffy" Engle Graduate Student Fellow, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan

    Registration requested.

    Cosponsors: IRWG, University Library, Screen Arts & Cultures, Departments of History, Comparative Literature, and American Culture

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