Gender Studies

Engendering Change 2018

Engendering Change is an annual graduate student organized conference focused on issues of gender and sexuality. The day-long conference rotates host locations between the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University; the conference will be held at the University of Chicago on Saturday, April 14 in 2018. Engendering Change provides a space for graduate students working on research in gender and sexuality to present their work, get feedback from faculty and other graduate students, and network. Details TBA.

Care@Chicago // Come-As-You-Are Yoga with Anna Schabold

A 60-minute, come-as-you-are, all-levels Forrest yoga session with Anna Schabold.

Forrest Yoga is a system based on traditional practices adapted to modern society. Learn how deep breathing and a focus on feeling can create a sense of freedom in your body, increased vitality, and a deeper understanding of your self. All levels welcome - strength and flexibility are not required. All you need to bring is a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly.

GSSW: Caroline Sequin, “Men’s Needs, Women’s Sins: Prostitution, Citizenship, and the Nation during World War II”

Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop

We are excited to announce the Winter Quarter schedule for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop. This quarter’s theme is “Global Circuits of Capital, Desire, and Power” and will be curated by Kimberly Hoang, Assistant Professor of Sociology. Papers and presentations will consider new perspectives on the relationship between gender, capital, desire, labor, and power.

Care@Chicago // Come-As-You-Are Yoga with Anna Schabold

A 60-minute, come-as-you-are, all-levels Forrest yoga session with Anna Schabold.

Forrest Yoga is a system based on traditional practices adapted to modern society. Learn how deep breathing and a focus on feeling can create a sense of freedom in your body, increased vitality, and a deeper understanding of your self. All levels welcome - strength and flexibility are not required. All you need to bring is a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly.

Obfuscating Disreputable Ties: Taboo Relationships in the Global Economy

This panel will examine the structure of exchange between the scared and profane. It will examine markets where actors manage disreputable exchange in taboo markets. To push the field further the panel will ask how do you we think about exchanges that are “legal” but socially disreputable? How do market actors obfuscate disreputable ties through highly intimate and personal ways like gift-giving?

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Podcast info sesh (+ lunch!)

We are looking to revive our currently 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.

Radical Legacies in Contemporary French Theater: a conversation with Aleksi Barrière

Aleksi Barrière is a contemporary stage and artistic director currently working in Paris. In advance of the production of Letter of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo) for Chicago's Trap Door theater, Barrière will discuss his approach to theatrical narrative, performance, and mise-en-scène that draws from two radical, French avant-garde movements: the "Panic Movement," founded in Paris in 1962 by Fernando Arrabal, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Roland Topor; and "New Realism," which had important ramifications for both painting and performance art.

Care@Chicago // Come-As-You-Are Yoga with Anna Schabold

****Please note: the February 23rd session has been rescheduled for March 2nd.****

A 60-minute, come-as-you-are, all-levels Forrest yoga session with Anna Schabold.

Forrest Yoga is a system based on traditional practices adapted to modern society. Learn how deep breathing and a focus on feeling can create a sense of freedom in your body, increased vitality, and a deeper understanding of your self. All levels welcome - strength and flexibility are not required. All you need to bring is a willingness to learn how to feel authentically and respond honestly.

Care@Chicago // Print workshop and demonstration || "Can’t Wait: Participate" an exhibition by Angela Davis Fegan

A hands-on workshop with Angela Davis Fegan, who will demonstrate poster-making including burnishing letterforms by hand, manipulation of wood type, and offer a primer on text hierarchy and slogan writing. Attendees will learn how to produce quickly reproduced protest objects.