Gender Studies

Summer 2019 Undergraduate Internship Info Session

Come learn about the CSGS Summer 2019 Undergraduate Internship application

The CSGS offers funding for up to 4 unpaid internships at gender/sexuality related organizations each summer. Come learn about the opportunity, including the application process, from students who received the internship last year. They’ll talk about how they found their internships and what their work was like.

GSSW: Lance Keene, “More Than Risk: Toward a New Narrative of ‘Care’ within Social Work Discourse About Black Gay Men”

Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop

December 4th: “More Than Risk: Toward a New Narrative of ‘Care’ within Social Work Discourse About Black Gay Men”
Lance Keene, CSGS/CSRPC Dissertation Fellow/PhD Candidate, Social Services Administration
Discussant: Prof. Sharon Hicks-Bartlett, Sociology

Mysteries with a Mission: Michael Nava talks about his Henry Rios mystery novels

Michael Nava is the author of an acclaimed series of seven crime novels featuring gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios. The Rios novels won six Lambda Literary awards and Nava was called by the New York Times, “one of our best.” In 2001, he was awarded the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award in LGBT literature. A native Californian and the grandson of Mexican immigrants, he divides his time between San Francisco and Palm Springs.

Podcast Info Session

We are looking to revive our semi-dormant podcast, The Radius, and we need your help! We hope that the podcast will be a venue for students to create, produce, and share unique and compelling content on sexuality and gender issues.

If you have an interest in gender and sexuality and/or an itch to get into the world of podcasting and radio, come to this informational meeting to see how you can become involved. We'll go over episode ideas, production details, and our tentative timelines, as well as answering any questions you may have.

Feminist/Queer Praxis: Meet new University Staff!

The Feminist/Queer Praxis series, aimed at undergraduate audiences, brings artists, activists, scholars, and professionals to CSGS to talk about their work in the world as people committed to queer and feminist values and action.

At our second Feminist/Queer Praxis event of the year, come meet some recent University staff hires whose work includes gender and sexuality on campus and beyond. You’ll hear about their career paths and how they incorporate gender and sexuality in to their current work.

Karen Offen, "Debating the Woman Question in France: The First Six Hundred Years”

Karen Offen (Ph.D., Stanford University) is a historian and independent scholar affiliated as a Senior Scholar with the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University in California.

She publishes on the history of Modern Europe, especially France and its global influence; Western thought and politics with reference to family, gender, and the relative status of women; historiography; women's history; the national, regional and global histories of feminism; and comparative history.

CSGS Arts Collective information session

Are you an undergraduate who likes to make art as an expression of questions about gender and/or sexuality? Or you just need to find a space to work on an art project? The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality will be hosting an Arts Collective to support undergraduate students across disciplines in developing and creating art projects of any kind. Projects may be (but are not limited to): visual arts, written arts, poetry, theatrical pieces, creative fiction and nonfiction, manga and graphic novels, zines, music, film, games, and new media.

Chris E. Vargas: Introducing Museum of Trans Hirstory & Art (MOTHA)

In this talk Museum of Trans Hirstory & Art (MOTHA) Executive Director, Chris E. Vargas will introduce the past and future plans and programs for this "forever under construction" institution. Vargas will also talk specifically about the museum's on-going exhibition and book project "Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects," which is a creative and critical exploration of transgender archives and collections. Vargas will be joined in conversation by writer and filmmaker Chase Joynt.

Trans in the Era of Trump

Join CSGS students, faculty and staff for a community resource sharing meeting in response to recent Trump Administration news which threatens the livelihood of trans and gender non-conforming communities. Together, we will share support and brainstorm histories, responses, and calls to future action. A light dinner and drinks will be provided.