Gender & Sexuality Studies Year-End Awards Ceremony & Celebration

Thursday, June 4th, 5:00-7:00pm in the John Evans Alumni Center

All members of the Gender & Sexuality Studies community are invited to come honor our graduating seniors, and acknowledge recent graduate students and fellows. We will honor the winners of the George C. Casey Prize, Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs Prize, and the Rae Arlene Moses Leadership Award. We will also celebrate the end of a busy and exciting year!

Refreshments will be served.

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Save the Date: Lee Edelman and Lauren Berlant

May 7-8 Dialogue: Lee Edelman and Lauren Berlant (Critical Theory Cluster event)

Organized by Anna Parkinson (German) and Nick Davis (English and Gender and Sexuality Studies)

May 7

Lecture by Lee Edelman, discussant Michelle Wright (English and African-American Studies)

May 8

Dialogue: Lee Edelman and Lauren Berlant

SPAN Mentoring Group Meeting

On Tuesday, April 28 from 5-6:30 PM, SPAN will be holding a Graduate Student Summer Grant Info Session and Report-back. The session will take place in the French and Italian Studies seminar room, Crowe 2-130. Please come to hear some of last year’s awardees talk about their research. In addition, this will be an opportunity to find out about this year’s application process and to ask questions. The deadline for applications is May 13th. For more information, please see the summer funding page.

Presenters will include:
Roy Gomez Cruz — “Transnational Acrobatics: Performing Flexible Labor and Fluid Sexuality in the Contemporary Circus”
Rae Langes — “Performing Monstrosity: Queer and Transgender Tactics of Resistance in Twenty-first Century United States”
Angela Leone — “Born Wild, Created to be Free: Sexual Promiscuity, Western Masculinity, and Religion in Professional Bull Riding”
Karly-Lynne Scott — “Supersensual: Erotic Engagements with Media and the Extension, Reconfiguration and Remapping of the Spectatorial Sensorium”
Nick Davis, Steve Epstein, and Héctor Carrillo will be on hand to talk about the application process and answer questions.

We hope you can attend. Even if you’re not interested in applying this year, please come hear the presentation from your fellow graduate students. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.