Gender Studies

CSRPC & CSGS Year-End BBQ

Please join the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) as we celebrate the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

We will have great food (with plenty of veg-friendly options), drinks, and music to welcome the summer.

All are welcome!

GSSW: Michael Dango, "'Black or White, Gay or Straight': The Biopolitical History of a Linguistic Form"

Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop

Thursday, June 6th: "'Black or White, Gay or Straight': The Biopolitical History of a Linguistic Form"
Michael Dango, Humanities Teaching Fellow, English
Discussant: Linda Zerilli, Charles E. Merriam Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the College

What Would a Post-Roe v. Wade America Look Like? Teach-In on Abortion

**An important note: CHANGE OF VENUE**
In solidarity with Graduate Students United who are striking this week for recognition of the right to unionize, and in order to not cross their picket line, we have moved the Teach-In to the Unitarian Church at 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. (57th and Woodlawn).

Please feel free to contact the organizers, Andrea Ford (alillyf@gmail.com) and Amy McLachlan (amclachlan@uchicago.edu) with any questions or concerns.

Fiona Griffiths, "Marriage Metaphors in Medieval Monastic Life”

Fiona Griffiths (Professor of History, Stanford University) is a historian of medieval Western Europe, focusing on intellectual and religious life from the ninth to the thirteenth century. Her work explores the possibilities for social experimentation and cultural production inherent in medieval religious reform movements, addressing questions of gender, spirituality, and authority, particularly as they pertain to the experiences and interactions of religious men (priests or monks) with women (nuns and clerical wives).

CSGS Faculty Book Party

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality is grateful to our faculty affiliates from across departments, divisions and schools who generously contribute their time and energies to the Center and its continued development.

Please save the date as we take the evening to celebrate recent books by some of the CSGS’s amazing faculty affiliates, including:

GSSW: Rebecca Lester, "Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America"

Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop

Wednesday, May 22nd: "Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America"
Rebecca Lester, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis
Cosponsored with the Medicine and Its Objects and Disability Studies Workshop
***Please note that this workshop will take place in Rosenwald 329 from 4:30-6:00pm***

Working Together: Phoenix Survivors Alliance

Working Together is a new series that brings undergraduate and graduate student activist groups to the Centers to present about their initiatives to the broader community of faculty, staff, and students. We see this series as a way to create more bridges across campus and across generations.

Please join us for our second event on Wednesday, May 22nd, which features members of the Phoenix Survivors Alliance:

GSSW: Mariana Brandman, “From Blue Bawds to Wonder Women, The Origins of Feminist Comedy, 1960-1979”

Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop

Tuesday, May 21st: “From Blue Bawds to Wonder Women, The Origins of Feminist Comedy, 1960-1979”
Mariana Brandman, CSGS Residential Fellow/PhD Candidate, History
Discussant: Jane Dailey, Associate Professor of American History, The Law School, and the College

In the Shadow of Roe: Feminist Perspectives on Sex-and-Genetic-Selective Abortion

An interdisciplinary panel of scholars engages in a conversation exploring the questions that sex-selective and genetic-selective abortion pose to feminist thinkers. While new restrictions on reproductive rights invoke the need to limit discrimination based on sex and impairment, feminists must confront the limits of legal thinking for guiding our understanding of reproduction.

Moderated by Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago