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Back Row: Morgan Clark, Amy Partridge, Rebecca Zorach, Chelsea Frazier, Shoniqua Roach, Julian Glover, Mitali Thakor, Kenneth Pass, Tay Glover. Front Row: Mlondolozi Zondi, Douglas Ishii, AJ Lewis, V Chaudhry. Not shown here: Leslie Harris, Patricia Nguyen, Aaron Norton, Mary WeismantelThe 2017 SPAN Reading Group

Previous Reading Groups: Winter 2017 | Winter 2016 | Winter 2015 | Winter 2014 | Winter 2013 | Winter 2012 | Winter 2011

Winter 2017: “Thinking with Difference: Critical Race Theories of/and the Erotic”
Coordinators: Amy Partridge and Aaron Norton

Session 1

  • Hortense Spillers, “Interstices: A Small Drama of Words” in Pleasure & Danger: Exploring Female Sexuality, ed. Carole Vance (1984).
  • Hortense Spillers, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book” Diacritics Vol.17 No. 2 (Summer, 1987).
  • Spillers et al, “Whatcha Gonna Do? Revisiting ‘Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book”–A Conversation with Hortense Spillers, Saidiya Hartman, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Shelley Eversley & Jennifer L. Morgan Women Studies Quarterly, Spring 2007.
  • Roderick A. Ferguson, Aberrations in Black (2004)–Introduction, Chapter 4, and Conclusion.
  • Juana Maria Rodriguez, “Queer Sociality and Other Sexual Fantasies” GLQ 17:2-3 (2011).

Session 2

  • Saidiya Hartman, Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making In 19th Century America (1997)–Intro & Ch. 3.
  • Sharpe et al, Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects. Durham, NC: Duke (2010)–Intro. & Ch.3
  • Vincent Woodard, The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism Within US Slave Culture NYU (2014)—Intro, Ch. 5, and Ch. 6.
  • Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, “Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic: Queer Imaginings of the Middle Passage” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 2008, Vol.14(2).

Session 3

  • Audre Lorde, “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power” (1978) in Sister Outsider.
  • Darieck Scott, Extravagant Abjection (2010)–“Introduction: Blackness, Abjection & Sexuality” & “Notes on Black (Power) Bottoms.”
  •  Juana Maria Rodriguez, Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures & Other Latina Longings (2014)—Introduction, Ch. 4 “Latina Sexual Fantasies, The Remix,” & “The Afterglow.”
  • Amber Jamilla Musser, Sensational Flesh: Race, Power & Masochism (2014)—“Introduction: Theory, Flesh, Practice” & “Conclusion: Making Flesh Matter.”
  •  L.H. Stallings, Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures (2015) –Introduction & Chs. 3 “‘Make Ya Holler You’ve Had Enough’: Neutralizing Masculine Privilege with BDSM and Sex Work”

Session 4

  • Evelynn Hammonds, “Black (W)holes and the Geometry of Black Female Sexuality” differences: A Journal of Feminist Theory 6 nos 2-3 (1994).
  • Evelynn Hammonds, “Towards a Geneology of Black Female Sexuality: The Problematic of Silence” reprinted in Feminist Theory & The Body (1997).
  • Jennifer Nash, “Strange Bedfellows: Black Feminism & Antipornography Feminism” Social Text 97 (Winter 2008).
  • Ariane Cruz, The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM and Pornography (2016)–Introduction & Ch 2.
  • L.H. Stallings, Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures (2015)–Ch. 2, 4, & 6.

Session 5

  • Bassichis, Morgan & Dean Spade, “Queer politics & anti-blackness” in Queer Necropolitics (Routledge, 2014) (13pp).
  • Stanley, Spade, Queer (In)Justice, “Queering Prison Abolition, Now?” American Quarterly 64:1 (March 2012) (13pp).
  • Richie, Beth. “Queering Anti-prison Work: African American Lesbians in the Juvenile Justice System” in Global Lockdown: Race, Gender & the Prison-Industrial-Complex (Routledge, 2005) (11pp).
  • Cohen, Cathy, “Death and Rebirth of a Movement: Queering Critical Ethnic Studies” Social Justice 37:4 Special Issue: Community Accountability: Emerging Movements to Transform Violence (2011-12) (7pp).
  • Ferguson, Roderick, “Of Our Normative Strivings: African-American Studies & the Histories of Sexuality” Social Text 23:3-4 (2005) (14pp).
  • Hartman, Saidiya “Comments From the Field: The Belly of the World: A Note on Black Women’s Labors” Souls 18:1 (2016) (6pp).
  • Edwards, Erica “Sex After the Black Normal,” Differences 26:1 (2015) (22pp).

participants

V Chaudhry Graduate Student Anthropology
Morgan Clark Graduate Student  Sociology
Chelsea Frazier Graduate Student African American Studies
Julian Glover Graduate Student  African American Studies
Tay Glover Graduate Student African American Studies
Leslie Harris Faculty  History
Douglas Ishii Faculty  Asian American Studies
AJ Lewis Faculty History and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Patricia Nguyen Graduate Student Performance Studies
Aaron Norton Faculty Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Amy Partridge Faculty Gender & Sexuality Studies
Kenneth Pass Graduate Student  Sociology
Shoniqua Roach Graduate Student  Performance Studies
Mitali Thakor Faculty Anthropology and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Mary Weismantel Faculty  Anthropology
Mlondolozi Zondi Graduate Student  Performance Studies
Rebecca Zorach Faculty  Art History

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AJ Lewis and V Chaudhry Douglas Ishii, Tay Glover, and Julian Glover Mlondolozi Zondi, Amy Partridge, and Mitali Thakor Shoniqua Roach and Kenneth Pass

AJ Lewis and V Chaudhry

Douglas Ishii, Tay Glover, and Julian Glover

Mlondolozi Zondi, Amy Partridge, and Mitali Thakor

Shoniqua Roach and Kenneth Pass

Winter 2016: “Pleasure/Danger: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Sexual Pleasure and Sexual Risk.”
Coordinators: Amy Partridge, Judy Moskowitz, and Aaron Norton

Group Photo of the Reading Group (2016)

Session 1

  • Barucco, R. (2014). Beyond “poz” and “neg”: five HIV statuses, plus a new one. Huffington Post.
  • Calabrese, Sarah K, and Kristen Underhill. 2015. “How Stigma Surrounding the Use of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Undermines Prevention and Pleasure: A Call to Destigmatize “Truvada Whores”.” American Journal of Public Health 105(10):1960-64.
  • Curran, J.W. & Crosby, R.A. (2013).  Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV:  Who will benefit and what are the challenges? American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44 (1S2): S163-S166.
  • Dean, Tim. 2015. “Mediated intimacies: Raw sex, Truvada, and the biopolitics of chemoprophylaxis.” Sexualities 18(1-2): 224-46.
  • Duran, D. (2012). Truvada whores. Huffington Post Gay Voices.
  • Marcus, J. L., Glidden, D. V., Mayer, K. H., Liu, A. Y., Buchbinder, S. P., Amico, K. R., … & Grant, R. M. (2013). No evidence of sexual risk compensation in the iPrEx trial of daily oral HIV preexposure prophylaxis.
  • Myers, J. E., & Sepkowitz, K. A. (2013). A pill for HIV prevention: Deja Vu all over again?. Clinical infectious diseases, 56(11), 1604-1612.
  • Van der Straten, A., Stadler, J., Luecke, E., Laborde, N., Hartmann, M., Montgomery, E. T., & VOICE-C Study Team. (2014). Perspectives on use of oral and vaginal antiretrovirals for HIV prevention: the VOICE-C qualitative study in Johannesburg, South Africa. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 17(3Suppl 2).
  • Volk, J. E., Marcus, J. L., Phengrasamy, T., Blechinger, D., Nguyen, D. P., Follansbee, S., & Hare, C. B. (2015). No new HIV infections with increasing use of HIV preexposure prophylaxis in a clinical practice setting. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 61(10), 1601-1603.
  • Watney, Simon. 2013. “Reimagining Hope: An Interview with Simon Watney.” in Huffington Post

Session 2

  • Audre Lorde, “Uses of the Erotic” (1978)
  • Marshall, Wende Elizabeth. “AIDS, Race and the Limits of Science.” Social Science & Medicine Vol. 60, no. 11 (2005): 2515-2525.
  • Montgomery, Catherine. “Making Prevention Public the co-production of gender and technology in HIV research” Social Studies of Science 42:6 (2012): 922-944.
  • Mamo, Laura and Steven Epstein, 2014. “The Pharmaceuticalization of Sexual Risk: Vaccine Development and the New Politics of Cancer Prevention.” Social Science & Medicine 101. Elsevier. 155-165.
  • Preciado, Beatriz. “Pharmaco-pornographic Politics: Towards a New Gender Economy.” Parallax Vol. 14, No. 1 (2008): 105-117.
  • Race, Kane. “The Use of Pleasure in Harm Reduction: Perspectives from the History of Sexuality.” International Journal of Drug Policy 19, no. 5 (2008): 417-23.
  • Race, Kane. (2016). Reluctant objects: sexual pleasure as a problem of HIV biomedical prevention. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 22(1), 1-31

Session 3

  • Bell, Kirsten. 2005. “Genital cutting and Western discourses on sexuality.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly 19(2):125-48.
  • Bell, Kirsten. 2015. “HIV prevention: Making male circumcision the ‘right’ tool for the job.” Global Public Health 10(5-6):552-72.
  • Carpenter, Laura M, and Heather Hensman Kettrey. 2015. “(Im)perishable Pleasure, (In)destructible Desire: Sexual Themes in US and English News Coverage of Male Circumcision and Female Genital Cutting.” The Journal of Sex Research 52(8):841-56.
  • Darby, R., and J.S. Svoboda. 2007. “A rose by any other name? Rethinking the similarities and differences between male and female genital cutting.” Medical Anthropology Quarterly 21(3):301-23.
  • Giami, A. and Perry, C. 2012. Transformations in the medicalization of sex: HIV prevention between discipline and biopolitics. The Journal of Sex Research, 49(4), 353-361.
  • Svoboda, J Steven. 2013. “Promoting genital autonomy by exploring commonalities between male, female, intersex, and cosmetic female genital cutting.” Global Discourse 3(2):237-55.
  • Reply to Svoboda: Johnsdotter, Sara. 2013. “Discourses on sexual pleasure after genital modifications: The   fallacy of genital determinism (a response to J. Steven Svoboda).” Global Discourse 3(2):256-65.

Session 4

  • Bhattacharya, Shaoni. 2015. “Swipe and Burn.” New Scientist 225(3002):30–33
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation. 2015. “New AHF Billboard Campaign Addresses STD Risks From Popular Dating Apps, September 18.” http://www.aidshealth.org/#/archives/23468
  • Kaplan, “Billboards linking Tinder to STDs are latest battleground in online dating wars” Washington Post Blogs 29 Sept. 2015
  • Brait, Ellen. 2015. “Tinder and Grindr Outraged over STD Testing Billboards That Reference Apps.” The Guardian, September 29.”
  • Holloway, Ian W., Craig A. Pulsipher, Jeremy Gibbs, Anamika Barman-Adhikari, and Eric Rice. 2015. “Network Influences on the Sexual Risk Behaviors of Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men Using Geosocial Networking Applications.” AIDS and Behavior 19 Suppl 2:112–22.
  • Che et al., 2015 “The Relationship Between Online Social Network Use, Sexual Risk Behaviors, and HIV Sero-Status Among a Sample of Predominately African American and Latino Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) Social Media Users” AIDS and Behavior 19 Suppl 2:98-105
  • Muessig et al, “A Systematic Review of Recent Smartphones, Internet and Web 2.0 Interventions to Address the HIV Continuum of Care” AIDS and Behavior 19 Suppl 2:173-190.
  • Race, Kane. 2015. “Speculative pragmatism and intimate arrangements: online hook-up devices in gay life.” Culture, health & sexuality 17(4):496-511.
  • Race, Kane, 2015. “‘Party & Play’: Online hook-up devices and the emergence of PNP practices among gay men. Sexualities 18(3): 253-275.
  • Sales, “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse’” Vanity Fair Aug. 6, 2015.

Session 5

  • Escoffier, Jeffrey. “The Invention of Safer Sex: Vernacular Knowledge, Gay Politics and HIV Prevention.” Berkeley Journal of Sociology 43 (1998): 1-30.
  • Crimp, Douglas. “How to Have Promiscuity in an Epidemic.” October 43 (1987): 237-71.
  • Allen, Louisa. “‘They Think You Shouldn’t be Having Sex Anyway’: Young People’s Suggestions for Improving Sexuality Education Content.” Sexualities 11.5 (2008): 573-594.
  • Lamb, Sharon, Kara Lustig, and Kelly Graling. “The Use and Misuse of Pleasure in Sex Education Curricula.” Sex Education 13.3 (2013): 305-318.
  • Fine, Michelle, and Sara I. McClelland. “Sexuality Education and Desire: Still Missing after All These Years.” Harvard Educational Review 76.3 (2006): 297-338.

participants

Erin Andrews Graduate Student English
Northwestern University
Sarah Bassett Graduate Student Health Sciences Integrated Program
Northwestern University
Alida Bouris Faculty School of Social Service Administration
University of Chicago
Ivan Bujan Graduate Student Performance Studies
Northwestern University
Héctor Carrillo Faculty Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Northwestern University
Steven Epstein Faculty Sociology and Humanities
Northwestern University
Brian Feinstein Postdoctoral Scholar Medical Social Sciences
Northwestern University
Francesca Gaiba Faculty Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
Northwestern University
Eddie Gamboa Graduate Student Performance Studies
Northwestern University
Kai M Green Faculty African American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Northwestern University
Jane Hereth Graduate Student School of Social Service Administration
University of Chicago
Brandon Hill Faculty Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3)
University of Chicago
Ryan Mack Graduate Student Sociology
Northwestern University
Stuart Michaels Faculty NORC
University of Chicago
Judy Moskowitz Faculty Third Coast Center for AIDS Research
Northwestern University
Brian Mustanski Faculty Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing
Northwestern University
Aaron Norton Faculty Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Northwestern University
Amy Partridge Faculty Gender & Sexuality Studies
Northwestern University
Ryan Stillwagon Research Assistant NORC
University of Chicago
Gregory Ward Faculty Linguistics and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Northwestern University
Guangshuo Yang Graduate Student History
Northwestern University

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Alida Bouris, Ryan Mack, Aaron Norton, Sarah Bassett, Jane Hereth, Steven Epstein, Gregory Ward, and Francesca Gaiba

Gregory Ward, Francesca Gaiba, and Brian Feinstein

Amy Partridge, Stuart Michaels, Héctor Carrillo, and Ryan Mack

Brian Mustanski, Judy Moskowitz, Eddie Gamboa, Guangshuo Yang, and Amy Partridge

Winter 2015: “Sexual Violence/ Assault and the Problem of ‘Consent'”
Coordinator: Amy Partridge

Session 1

  • Anonymous, “Dear Harvard: You Win.” In the Harvard Crimson.
  • Armstrong, Elizabeth et al. 2006. “Sexual Assault on Campus: A Multilevel Integrative Approach to Party Rape.” Social Problems 53, No. 4, 483-499.
  • Bogdanovich, Walter. 2014. “Reporting Rape, and Wishing She Hadn’t: How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint.” The New York Times.
  • California Senate Bill No. 957 Student Safety: Sexual Assault.
  • CDC Division on Violence Prevention. 2014. “Preventing Sexual Violence on College Campuses: Lessons from Research and Practice “Part One: Evidence-Based Strategies for the Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence Prevention.” 1-8.
  • DOE Office of Civil Rights. 2011. “Dear Colleague Letter/Sexual Violence.”
  • Fassin, Eric. 1995. “Playing by the Antioch Rules,” in Debating Sexual Correctness.
  • Garcia, Justin R. et al. 2012. “Sexual Hookup Culture,” Review of General Psychology 16, no. 2, 161-176.
  • Grigoriadis, Vanessa. 2014. “Meet the College Women Who Are Starting a Revolution Against Campus Sexual Assault.” New York Times Magazine.
  • Rosin, Hanna. 2012. “Boys on the Side.” The Atlantic.
  • Rubin, David. 2013. “Do I Need a Contract to Kiss You?”: Consent, Incapacitation, and the Ethics of Sex” Palimpsest 2, No. 1, 99-105.
  • “Not Alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.” 2014. 2-5.
  • “Not Alone, linked in Climate Surveys: Useful Tools to Help Colleges and Universities in Their Efforts to Reduce and Prevent Sexual Assault” (no publication information); “Chapter 2: Promising Practice Examples for a Campus Climate Survey.” 19-35.

Session 2

  • Franke, Katherine. 2001. “Theorizing Yes: An Essay on Feminism, Law, and Desire” Columbia Law Review 101, No. 1, 181-208.
  • Gruber, Aya. “Sex Assault Group Exercise.”
  • Halley, Janet. 2003. “Sexuality Harassment.” In Directions in Sexual Harassment Law.
  • MacKinnon, Catherine. 1989. “Rape: On Coercion and Consent.” In Toward a Feminist Theory of the State.
  • West, Robin. 2009. “Sex, Law and Consent” in Ethics of Consent: Theory & Practice.

Session 3

  • Bauer, Robin. 2014. “Negotiating Critical Consent.” In Queer BDSM Intimacies.
  • Burk, Connie. 1999. “Think, Re-Think: woman-to-woman domestic violence,” accessed from The Northwest Network (originally published for The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence).
  • CDC, The National Intimate and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): An Overview of 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation.
  • DOJ Office on Violence Against Women. 2014. “Celebrating LGBT Pride Month,” press release.
  • Duggan, Lisa. 2014. “On Trauma and Trigger Warnings in Three Parts.” Bullybloggers.
  • Edwards, Katie and Sylaska, Kateryna. 2013. “The Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence among LGBTQ College Youth: The Role of Minority Stress” Journal of Youth Adolescence 42, 1721-1731.
  • Halberstam, Jack. 1993. “Imagined Violence/Queer Violence: Representation, Rage & Resistance” Social Text 37, 187-201.
  • Perez, Zenen et al. 2014. “A Hidden Crisis: Including the LGBT Community When Addressing Sexual Violence on College Campuses.”
  • Roberts, Andrea et al. 2012. “Childhood Gender Nonconformity: A Risk Indicator for Childhood Abuse and Posttraumatic Stress in Youth” Pediatrics 129, No. 3, 410-417.

Session 4

  • Corrigan, Rose. 2013. Chapters 7 and 8. In Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success.
  • Critical Resistance-Incite!. 2003. “Statement on Gender Violence and the Prison-Industrial-Complex” Social Justice 30, No. 3 (93), 141-150.
  • Davis, Angela. “Rape, Racism, and the Myth of the Black Rapist.” In Women, Race &
  • Class.
  • Gottschalk, Marie. 2006. “Not the Usual Suspects: Feminist, Women’s Groups and the Anti-Rape Movement.” In The Prison and the Gallows: The Politics of Mass Incarceration in America.
  • Infante, Chad. Louise Erdrich’s The Round House, A synopsis.
  • Jackson, Jesse Lee. 2013. “Sexual Necropolitics and Prison Rape Elimination” Signs 39, no. 1.
  • “Reproductive Justice & the Criminalization of Black Women: Some Remarks” from Prison Culture Jan. 27, 2014.
  • Smith, Andrea & Ross, Luana. 2004. “Introduction: Native Women & State Violence” Social Justice 31, No. 4 (98), 1-7.
  • Smith, Andrea. 2011-12. “Decolonizing Anti-Rape Law and Strategizing Accountability in Native American Communities” Social Justice 37, No. 4 (122), 36-43.

Session 5

  • Halley, Janet E. 2008.”Rape in Berlin: Reconsidering the Criminalisation of Rape in the International Law of Armed Conflict,” Melbourne Journal of International Law 9, No. 1.
  • Halley, Janet. 2008-9. “Rape at Rome: Feminist Interventions in the Criminalization of Sex-Violence in Positive Internatinal Law.” Michigan Journal of International Law 30, No. 1.
  • Engle, Karen. 2005. “Feminism and Its (Dis)contents: Criminalizing Wartime Rape in Bosnia and Herzegovina” The American Journal of International Law 99, No. 4.
  • MacKinnon, Catherine. 2013. “Creating International Law: Gender as Leading Edge.” Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 36, No. 1, 105-21.
  • Miller, Ruth A. 2007. “Sexuality and Citizenship Formation.” In Limits of Bodily Integrity: Abortion, Adultery and Rape Legislation in Comparative Perspective.
  • Ticktin, Miriam. 2004. “Sexual Violence as the Language of Border Control: Where French Feminist and Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Meet” Signs 33, No. 4, 863-889.
  • Ticktin, Miriam. 2011. “The Gendered Human of Humanitarianism: Medicalizing and Politicizing Sexual Violence” Gender and History 23, No. 2, 250-265.
  • Theidon, Kimberly. 2007. “Gender in Transition: Common Sense, Women and War.”  Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 6, No. 4, 453-478.

participants

Penelope Deutscher Faculty Philosophy/ Critical Theory Cluster
Claudia Garcia-Rojas Graduate Student African American Studies
Leigh Goldstein Graduate Student RTVF/ Screen Cultures and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Kai M Green Faculty African American Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Eszter Hargittai Faculty Communication Studies
Yael Israel-Cohen Faculty Jewish and Israel Studies
Chad Infante Graduate Student English
Assata Kokayi Graduate Student African American Studies
Marie Laperriere Graduate Student Sociology
Jaimie Morse Graduate Student Sociology
Aaron Norton Faculty Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Anna Parkinson Faculty German and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Amy Partridge Faculty Gender & Sexuality Studies
Jan Radway Faculty Communication Studies and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Jacqueline Stevens Faculty Political Science
Leila Tayeb Graduate Student Performance Studies
Deborah Tuerkheimer Faculty Law
Gregory Ward Faculty Linguistics and Gender & Sexuality Studies

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Nick Davis, Amy Partridge, Jaimie Morse, Deborah Tuerkheimer, and Aaron Norton

Claudia Garcia-Rojas and Leila Tayeb

Eszter Hargittai and Jaimie Morse Assata Kokayi and Chad Infante

Winter 2014: “Sex, Sexuality, and (Techno)Science”
Coordinator: Amy Partridge

Group Photo of the Reading Group (2014)

Session 1

  • Fausto-Sterling, Anne. 2000. “Dueling Dualisms.” In Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality.
  • Fausto-Sterling, Anne. 2000. “The Rodent’s Tale.” In Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality.
  • Fausto-Sterling, Anne. 2000. “Gender Systems: Toward a Theory of Human Sexuality.” In Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality.
  • O’Riordan, Kate. 2012. “The Life of the Gay Gene: From Hypothetical Genetic Marker to Social Reality.” Journal of Sex Research 49, No. 4, 362-368.

Session 2

  • Murphy, Michelle. 2012. “Introduction: Feminism in/as Biopolitics.” In Seizing the Means of Reproduction: Entanglements of Feminism, Health, and Technoscience.
  • Murphy, Michelle. 2012. “Traveling Technology and a Device for Not Performing Abortions.” In Seizing the Means of Reproduction: Entanglements of Feminism, Health, and Technoscience.
  • Murphy, Michelle. 2012. “Conclusion: Living the Contradiction.” In Seizing the Means of Reproduction: Entanglements of Feminism, Health, and Technoscience.
  • Roberts, Dorothy E. 2009. “Race, Gender, and Genetic Technologies: A New Reproductive Dystopia?” Signs 34 No. 4, 783-804.
  • Wiegman, Robyn. 2002. Intimate Publics: Race, Property, and Personhood.” American Literature 74 No. 4, 859-885.

Session 3

  • Daniels, Cynthia. 2006. “Introduction.” In Exposing Men: The Science and Politics of Male Reproduction.
  • Daniels, Cynthia. 2006. “Commodifying Men: The Science and Politics of Male Infertility and Sperm Banking.” In Exposing Men: The Science and Politics of Male Reproduction.
  • Mamo, Laura. 2007. “Going High-Tech: Infertility Expertise and Lesbian Reproductive Practices.” In Queering Reproduction: Achieving Pregnancy in the Age of Technoscience.
  • Mamo, Laura. 2007. “Imagining Futures of Belonging.” In Queering Reproduction: Achieving Pregnancy in the Age of Technoscience.
  • Stacey, Jackie. 2010. “Introduction: Technologies of Imitation and the Genetic Imaginary.” In The Cinematic Life of the Gene.
  • Stacey, Jackie. 2010. “The Uncanny Architectures of Intimacy in Code 46.” In The Cinematic Life of the Gene.

Session 4

  • Burfoot, Annette. 2003. “Human Remains: Identity Politics in the Face of Biotechnology.” Cultural Critique 53 No. 1, 47-71.
  • Cooper, Melinda and Waldby, Catherine. 2010. “From Reproductive Work to Regenerative Labor: The Female Body and the Stem Cell Industries.” Feminist Theories 11 No. 1, 3-22.
  • Haraway, Donna. 2000. “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century.” In The Cybercultures Reader.
  • Miyake, Esperanza. 2013. “My, Is That Cyborg a Little Bit Queer?.” Journal of International Women’s Studies 5 No. 2, 53-61.
  • Puar, Jasbir. 2012. “I Would Rather be a Cyborg Than a Goddess. Becoming Intersectional in Assemblage Theory.” philoSOPHIA. 2 No. 1, 49-66.

Session 5

  • Beauchamp, Toby. 2013. “The Substance of Borders: Transgender Politics, Mobility, and U.S. State Regulation of Testosterone.” GLQ 19 no. 1, 57-78.
  • Kafer, Alison. 2013. “Introduction.” In Feminist Queer Crip.
  • Kafer, Alison. 2013. “The Cyborg and the Crip: Critical Encounters.” In Feminist Queer Crip.
  • Spade, Dean. 2006. “Mutilating Gender.” In The Transgender Studies Reader.
  • Stone, Sandy. 1993. “The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttransexual Manifesto.”

participants

Héctor Carrillo Faculty Sociology
Cecilio Cooper Graduate Student African American Studies
Nick Davis Faculty English and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Mary Dietz Faculty Political Science and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Steve Epstein Faculty Sociology and the Humanities
Clare Forstie Graduate Student Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies Cluster
Eddie Gamboa Graduate Student Performance Studies
Kathryn Gigler Graduate Student Psychology
Kareem Khubchandani Graduate Student Performance Studies
Alex Lindgren-Gibson Graduate Student History
Ryan Mack Graduate Student Sociology
Amy Partridge Faculty Gender & Sexuality Studies
Anna Terwiel Graduate Student Political Science
Helen Thompson Faculty English
Stefan Vogler Graduate Student Sociology

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Clare Forstie, Ryan Mack, and

Stefan Vogler

Héctor Carrillo, Helen Thompson, and Alex Lindgren-Gibson

Eddie Gamboa, Kareem Khubchandani, and Steve Epstein Nick Davis, Mary Dietz, and

Cecilio Cooper

Winter 2013: “The Politics and Promise of Feminist and Queer Activism”
Coordinator: Kasey Evans

Session 1

  • Wiegman, Robyn. 2012. Selections from Object Lessons.
  • Grewal, Inderpal. 2005. Selections from Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms.
  • Ferguson, Roderick. 2012. Selections from The Reorder of Things.

Session 2

  • Wald, Priscilla. 2008. Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative.

Session 3

  • Spade, Dean. 2011. Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law.

Session 4

  • Herzog, Dagmar. 2011. Sexuality in Europe.

Session 5

  • Jagose, Annamarie. 2012. Orgasmology.

participants

Kasey Evans Faculty English
Leigh Goldstein Graduate Student Screen Cultures
Hayrunnisa Goksel Graduate Student Sociology
Eli Krell Graduate Student Performance Studies
Elizabeth Rodriguez Graduate Student English
Caroline Carlsmith Graduate Student Art Theory

Winter 2012: “Sexuality and Vulnerability”
Coordinator: Amy Partridge

Session 1

  • Mbembe, Achille. 2003. ”Necropolitics.” Pop Culture 15 No. 1, 11-40.
  • Arán, Márcia and Carlos Augusto Peixoto Júnior. 2007. “Vulnerability and Bare Life: Bioethics and Biopolitics Today.” Rev. Saúde Pública 41 No. 5, 849-857.
  • Comaroff, Jean. 2007.“Beyond Bare Life: AIDS, (Bio)Politics, and the Neoliberal Order.” In Morality, Hope, and Grief: Anthropologies of AIDS in Africa.
  • Marie Smith, Anna. 2010. “Neo-eugenics: A Feminist Critique of Agamben.”

Session 2

  • Sanchez, Lisa E. 2004. “The Global E-Rotic Subject, The Ban, And The Prostitute-Free Zone: Sex Work and the Theory of Differential Exclusion.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 22, 861-883.
  • Spade, Dean. 2009. “Keynote Address: Trans Law & Politics on a Neoliberal Landscape.”
  • Meiners, Erica R. 2009. “Never Innocent: Feminist Trouble with Sex Offender Registries and Protection in a Prison Nation.” Meridians: Feminism, Race, and Transnationalism 9 No. 2, 31-62.

Session 3

  • Kornbluh, Felicia. 2011. “Queer Legal History: A Field Grows Up and
    Comes Out.” Law and Social Inquiry 36 No. 2, 537-559.
  • Castiglia, Christopher and Christopher Reed. 2012. “Queer Theory Is Burning: Sexual Revolution and Traumatic Unremembering.” In If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past.

Session 4

  • Shah, Nayan. 2011. “Introduction” and “Policing Strangers and Borderlands” In Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality, And The Law in the North American West.
  • Reddy, Chandan. 2011. “Rights-Based Freedom with Violence: Immigration, Sexuality, and the Subject of Human Rights.” In Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the US State.
  • Weston, Kath, 2008. “A Political Ecology of ‘Unnatural Offences’ State Security, Queer Embodiment, and the Environmental Impacts of Prison Migration.”

Session 5

  • Deutscher, Penelope. 2012. “Foucault’s History of Sexuality, Volume I: Re-reading its Reproduction.” Theory, Culture & Sociey 29 No. 1, 119-137.
  • Robinson, Keith.2003. “The Passion and the Pleasure Foucault’s Art of Not Being Oneself.” Theory, Culture & Society 20 No. 2, 119-144.
  • Wentzell, Emily. 2011. “Marketing Silence, Public Health Stigma and the Discourse of Risky Gay Viagra Use in the US.” Body & Science 17 No. 4, 105-125.

participants

Tera Agyepong Graduate Student African American Studies and Law
Savina Balasubramian Graduate Student Sociology
Andrew Brown Graduate Student Performance Studies
Héctor Carrillo Faculty Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Elizabeth Corzo-Duchardt Graduate Student Screen Cultures and RTVF
Jillana Enteen Faculty Gender & Sexuality Studies
Steven Epstein Faculty Sociology and the Humanities
Clare Forstie Graduate Student Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies Cluster
Bonnie Honig Faculty Political Science
Kirsten Leng Faculty History
Tessie Liu Faculty History
Gregory Mitchell Graduate Student Performance Studies
Cynthia Nazarian Faculty French and Italian
Amy Partridge Faculty Gender & Sexuality Studies
Melissa Minor Peters Graduate Student Anthropology
Sarah Rodriquez Faculty Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Evren Savci Faculty Sociology
Mary Weismantel Faculty Anthropology
Christine Wood Graduate Student Sociology

Winter 2011: “Intersection of Sexuality Studies and Gender Studies”
Coordinator: Mary Weismantel

Group Photo of the Reading Group (2011)Session 1

  • Rubin, Gayle S. 1975. “The Traffic in Women: Notes on the ‘Political Economy’ of  Sex.” In Toward an Anthropology of Women.
  • Rubin, Gayle S. 1993. “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality.” In Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader.
  • Rubin, Gayle S. 2010. “Blood under the Bridge: Reflections on ‘Thinking Sex.'”Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 17 No. 1, 15-48.
  • Love, Heather. 2010. Introduction. GLQ 17, No. 1.

Session 2

  • Anzaldúa, Gloria. 1999. “How to Tame a Wild Tongue.” In Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza.
  • Anzaldúa, Gloria. 1999. “La herencia de Coatlicue/The Coatlicue State.” In Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza.
  • Anzaldúa, Gloria. 1999. “The Homeland, Aztlán/El otro México.” In Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza.
  • de Laurentis, Theresa. 2005. “When Lesbians Were Not Women.” In On Monique Wittig: Theoretical, Political, and Literary Essays.
  • Segato, Rita Laura. 2010. “Territory, Sovereignty, and Crimes of the Second State: The Writing on the Body of Murdered Women.” In Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas.
  • Wittig, Monique. 1981. “One Is Not Born a Woman.” In The Straight Mind and Other Essays.
  • Wittig, Monique. 1980. “The Straight Mind.” In The Straight Mind and Other Essays.
  • Wittig, Monique. 1973. Excepts. In The Lesbian Body.
  • Wittig, Monique. 2005. “Some Remarks on The Lesbian Body.” In On Monique Wittig: Theoretical, Political, and Literary Essays

Session 3

  • Halley, Janet. 2006. Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism.

Session 4

  • Chauncey, George. 1985. “Christian Brotherhood or Sexual Perversion? Homosexual Identities and the Construction of Sexual Boundaries in the World War One Era.” Journal of Social History 19 No. 2, 189-211.
  • Martin, Biddy. 1994. “Sexualities without Genders and Other Queer Utopias.” Diacritics 24 No. 2/3
  • Moore, Mignon R. 2006. “Lipstick or Timberlands? Meanings of Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities.”
  • Halperin, David M. 2004. “Historicizing the Subject of Desire.” In How to Do the History of Homosexuality.

Session 5

  • Edelman, Lee. 2004. “The Future is Kid Stuff.” In No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive.
  • Love, Heather. 2007. “Introduction” and “Epilogue.” In Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History.
  • Noys, Benjamin. 2008. “`The End of the Monarchy of Sex.” Theory, Culture & Society 25 No. 5, 104-122.
  • Zerilli, Linda M.G. 2008. “Feminists Know Not What They Do: Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble and the Limits of Epistemology.” In Judith Butler’s Precarious Politics: Critical Encounters.

participants

Nicki Beisel Faculty Sociology
Virgil Brower Graduate Student Philosophy
Héctor Carrillo Faculty Sociology
Teri Chettiar Graduate Student English
Nicholas Davis Faculty English/ Gender & Sexuality Studies
Mary Dietz Faculty Political Science and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Steven Epstein Faculty Sociology and the Humanities
Hayrunnisa Goksel Graduate Student Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies Cluster
Jay Grossman Faculty English
Assata Kokayi Graduate Student African American Studies
Jeffrey Kosbie Graduate Student Sociology and Law
Ann Orloff Faculty Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies
Amy Partridge Faculty Gender & Sexuality Studies
Anna Terwiel Graduate Student Political Theory
Gregory Ward Faculty Linguistics
Mary Weismantel Faculty Anthropology

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Nick Davis and Jay Grossman

Steve Epstein, Mary Weismantel, and Gregory Ward

 

Gregory Ward, Amy Partridge, Nicki Beisel, Ann Orloff, and Anna Terwiel Jay Grossman, Mary Dietz, and Virgil Brower

 

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