Gender Studies

Featured: Professor of Political Science Bob Pape on ISIS Media

Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Chicago Project on Security and Threats (CPOST) will present his team’s expanded research on the evolution of video propaganda associated with violent extremist organizations such as, but not only, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Part of the Counter Cinema/Counter Media Project of the CSGS.

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.

Media Wars Student Symposium: Resistance, Gender and Sexuality, and Discourses of Truth and Non-Truth

In our contemporary moment, we have become accustomed to terms such as “counter-terrorism” that signal an effort to resist internal and external threats, and those suggesting that we live in an age of “post-truth” dominated by “corporate-media,” “fake news,” and “fact-challenged” journalism. Additionally, we regularly encounter a range of media practices and discourse that evoke war and violence.

GSSW: Wendy Lee, "A Brief History of the Prude"

Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop

This quarter’s theme is "Appetites and Aversions” and will be curated by David Simon, Assistant Professor of English. This quarter will explore desire's multiplicity -- its many shapes and kinds -- paying particular attention to the domain of the aesthetic, broadly construed to encompass all manner of cultural production.

November 28th | Wendy Lee, Assistant Professor, English, New York University
"A Brief History of the Prude"
***Cosponsored with the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Workshop***

GSSW: Devon Borowski, "The Erotics of Enlightenment Cannibalism: White Womanhood in the Kaffeekantate"

Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop

This quarter’s theme is "Appetites and Aversions” and will be curated by David Simon, Assistant Professor of English. This quarter will explore desire's multiplicity -- its many shapes and kinds -- paying particular attention to the domain of the aesthetic, broadly construed to encompass all manner of cultural production.

November 14th | Devon Borowski, PhD Student, Music History & Theory
"The Erotics of Enlightenment Cannibalism: White Womanhood in the Kaffeekantate"

Queering Sexual Capitalisms

This panel discussion will bring leading scholars around the country together for a panel to discuss how gender, sexuality, and global capitalism co-constitute different kinds of inequalities. The speakers will cover a range of areas from sex work and NAFTA to FIFA soccer and global capital networks. The panel will examine how gender relations are implicated in global processes and examine the structure between the sacred and profane. The panel will address these questions: How do we think about exchanges that are “legal” but socially disreputable?