LGBT Speaker Series 2006-2007
Sponsored by The Endowed Fund for Academic Programs in LGBT Studies (APLS) of Women’s and Gender Studies
October 6, 2006, 10:50 am, Skinner Memorial Chapel
Born and Raised: Human Sexuality and the Nature/Nurture Debate
Molecular biologist Anne Fausto-Sterling has a unique ability to explain complex biological and sociological topics to the general public, as evidenced by the popularity of her book, Myths of Gender: Biological Theories About Women and Men. Professor of biology and women's studies at Brown University, Fausto-Sterling is one of the leading theorists on science, sexuality, and gender. She has authored scientific publications in developmental genetics and developmental ecology, and has achieved recognition for works that challenge entrenched scientific beliefs while engaging with the general public.
Jonathan Ned Katz
October 25, 2006, 4:30 pm, Leighton 304
Making Sexual History: A Quarter Century of Work & Questions
A historian of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and heterosexual American history, Jonathan Ned Katz has focused on same-sex attraction and changes in the social organization of sexuality over time. His works illuminate how the categories we use to describe and define human sexuality are historically and culturally specific, and explore the social organization of sexual activity, desire, relationships, and sexual identities.
November 8, 2006, 4:30 pm, Leighton 304
To be Fluent in Each other’s Narratives:
Surplus Populations and Queer of Color Activism
Roderick A. Ferguson is associate professor of race and critical theory in the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, where he is also affiliated with the departments of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, and African American & African Studies. His research interests include the intersections of race, sexuality, and gender in modern political, economic and cultural formations. He is the author of Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique, a theoretical investigation the ways in which the gendered and sexual heterogeneity of African American culture disrupts the logics of capital, the nation-state, and American sociology.
January 25, 2007, 5:00 pm, Leighton 304
Genealogy, Intimacy, and the Shifting Boundaries Between
Legal and Illegal Immigration
Eithne Luibheid received a Ph. D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border (University of Minnesota Press, 2002), and co-editor or Queer Migrations: Sexuality, U.S. Citizenship, and Border Crossings (University of Minnesota Press, 2005), as well as of a special issue of Women’s Studies International Forum on “Representing Migrant Women in Ireland and the E. U.” (October-November 2004). She has published in journals including GLQ, positions: east asia cultures critique and journal of the history of sexuality. Her research focuses on the intersections among sexual regulation, racial formation, and immigration control in transnational contexts.
February 22, 2007, 5:00 pm, Leighton 304
Queer Love in the Time of War and Shopping
Martin Manalansan is a sociocultural anthropologist interested in framing issues of sexuality and gender with the processes of globalization and transnationalism. His first book, Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora is a critical ethnography of Filipino gay immigrants living in New York City. His other interests include food, modernity and urban life. He is presently working on several projects. The first project examines the politics of the senses in relation to race and Asian American culinary cultures in New Yor City. The second project is about queer of color activisim and neoliberal cultural politics.
April 24, 2007, 4:30 pm, Leighton 402
The Anti-Social Turn in Queer Theory
Judith Halberstam is the author of numerous books and articles, including In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (NYU Press, 2005), Female Masculinity (Duke University Press, 1998), and Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke University Press, 1995).