The Global Queer Studies Lecture Series presents:
Join us for a lecture on Martin Manalansan‘s book in progress, “Queer Dwellings.” Deploying his framing of “queer as mess,” Manalansan argues for a capacious yet recalcitrant notion of queer caring and togetherness that goes beyond scripted ideals of solidarity, empathy and concern. Manalansan is associate professor of American Studies at University of Minnesota. His books include Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora; Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader; and Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism.
Date: Thursday, April 4
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Russell House
From Professor Laura Grappo:
There is an exciting upcoming talk, “Speaking, Seeing, Sensing Sexilio” by Queer Latinx scholar Juana Maria Rodriguez.
This presentation investigates how visual documentation transforms our affective encounters with Latina sexualized embodiment. Using the biographical archives of a San Francisco transgender activist, Adela Vazquez, it asks what does seeing tell us about the subjective experiences of the life stories we encounter textually? And how does the embodied presence of the speaking subject of auto/biography hover over captured visual depictions of their lives?
Juana María Rodríguez is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces (NYU Press, 2003) and Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings (NYU Press 2014) which won the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize at the Modern Language Association and was a Lambda Literary Foundation Finalist for LGBT Studies. Her work has been published in academic journals internationally and she has been featured on NPR’s Latino USA, NBC.com, Canadian News Network, and Cosmopolitan for Latinas. She is currently working on a book on visual culture and Latina sexual labor.
If you have questions about the event, please feel free to contact lgrappo(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. Hope to see you there!
Date: Thursday, April 13
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: Russell House (350 High St.)
From Brenna Diggins ’17:
FGSS and Wesleyan Animal Studies (WAS) call for applications for the Ecofeminist Summer Internship
Experience Grant. The Grant provides up to $3,000 for students working on intersectional issues addressing gender, sexuality, race, class, and species. Students must have a faculty sponsor and ideally, the Grant will support an experience (travel for research, an internship, or other summer project) that will contribute to their senior essay or thesis.
The deadline for applications is, by noon, Monday, February 29, 2016.
Student applications are to be delivered to FGSS AA Jen Enxuto (jenxuto[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) and should be accompanied by a statement of support from the faculty sponsor and an additional letter of recommendation by another professor. The application should include a title, description of project, proposed timeline and detailed budget. Grants can be combined with other funding, as long as the other funding source allows. Grants will typically not exceed $3,000. Recipients of the EcoFeminist Grant must submit a brief report upon completion of the project detailing how this grant enhanced their project, accomplishments and how the funds were used.
Undergraduates who will be rising juniors or rising seniors by the start date of the grant (Summer 2016) are eligible to apply. Students should have an FGSS background, but need not be majors. Notification of the grant award will be made on Friday, April 1, 2016.
Applications Due: 12:00 PM on Monday, February 29
FGSS has organized a teach-in happening tomorrow!
- Race, Gender and Intersectionality in Social Movements
- Words that Harm
- The Complexities of Allyship
There will be refreshments!
Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 12-5–come and go as you can!
Place: Russell House
From Christina Sickinger ’18:
Join Provost and Professor of Economics Joyce Jacobsen for a
roundtable discussion of Gender Economics. Gender Economics is a field
of Economics drawing from Gender Studies, Sociology, and other
Professor Jacobsen will enlighten us all about some of the most
pressing and pertinent topics of the field – women in the economy,
gender differences in behavior and decision-making, the economics of
the family. Then, we’ll open it up to discussion and questions!
**Lunch will be provided!**
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs and the
Female Economists of Wesleyan, with additional support from the
departments of Economics and FGSS.
Date: Wednesday, October 21th
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: ALLB311 – Top floor of Allbritton!
Facebook: Event page
Sophie Massey ’15 writes in:
The GLASS (Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies) Prize is awarded for the best research and writing on a subject in queer, trans, LGBT, or sexuality studies.
The prize is open to Wesleyan undergraduate students in all classes; senior essays and theses are preferred. The award includes no cash benefit, but the winner’s name will be published in the 2015 Commencement booklet.
Entries must be submitted in hard copy by 4pm on Monday, April 13 to the Center for the Americas (look for the bin labeled “GLASS Prize” in the downstairs hallway).
If you have any questions, please contact the GLASS Prize chair, Professor Margot Weiss: mdweiss[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
More information can be found here.
Submission deadline: Monday, April 13th at 4:00pm; entries must be submitted in hard copy at the Center for the Americas.
The first of a series of events addresses the theme of social death and survival from multiple vantage points. Our panel of Wesleyan faculty will discuss social death and survival in relation to contemporary struggles of identity and personhood, with respect to gender and sexuality, race and nationality, and ability and disability. The faculty panel features Robin Autry, Alexandre Baril, Rachel Ellis Neyra, Megan Glick, Laura Grappo, and Margot Weiss.
Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Mellon University Lectures, and the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.
Date: Thursday, February 26
Time: 4:15 – 6:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311
From Yiyang Wang ’15:
You probably know who Hillary Clinton, Judith Butler, and Gloria Steinem are, but what about Janice Raymond, Shirley Chisholm, and Emma Goldman?
If you’re interested in learning about these incredible trailblazers in feminism along with other radical and marginalized narratives in the feminist movement, come to the interest meeting for FGSS 419, “Collective Feminist Memory.”
Date: Wednesday, September 3rd
Time: 8 PM
Location: 41 Wyllys Room 112
From Laura Cohen ’14:
Considering the FGSS major? Wondering what the FGSS department actually is? Thinking about becoming a feminist? Come to the FGSS open house to hear from faculty and students what it’s all about. There will be free lunch and Halloween candy.
Date: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Place: Albritton Cafe