annual workshop

2017 Workshop
SAVE THE DATE: April 20-21, 2017

“Stigma: Deviance, Criminality, and Sexualities”


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Thursday, April 20 – 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
(followed by reception)
McCormick Foundation Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston

“From Queer Counterpublics to Queer Encountering: Counterpublic Health in Digital Times”

Kane Race, University of Sydney

Queer counterpublics have been seen as a significant resource for gay men’s HIV prevention, but this literature tends to characterise digitally-arranged sex as ipso facto privatising.  In this talk, I draw on range of empirical examples to demonstrate how digitally-arranged sex frequently exceeds this framing.  I argue that a topological (rather than topographical) conception of queer counterpublics might emerge if digital devices are conceived as part of the infrastructure of sexual events.

Friday, April 21 – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
(followed by reception)
Chambers Hall (Ruan Conference Center), 600 Foster Street, Evanston

“Data & Surveillance”
Toby Beauchamp, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Kelly Gates, University of California, San Diego

“Language & Stigmatized Sexualities”
Susan Ehrlich, York University
Robert J. Podesva, Stanford University

“Viscerality & Sensation”
Che Gossett, Rutgers University
Amber Jamilla Musser, Washington University

“Sexual Labor & Embodiment”
Winifred Poster, Washington University
Gabriel N. Rosenberg, Duke University

Click here for bios of all the Workshop’s participants.

Previous workshops:

Workshop (2012) — Spiral Staircase“Libidinal Investments: Emerging Scholarship on Sexualities and  the Social” (March 29-30, 2012)

Workshop (2011) — Wet Leaf “Epistemologies of Desire: Beyond Single-Discipline Approaches” (April 28-29, 2011)

Workshop (2010) — Two at a boarder wall “Translocations: Travel, Migration, and Sexuality” (April 29-30, 2010)

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