“Sex Work Politics: From Protest to Service Provision” by Samantha Majic

Poster for "Sex Work Politics:  From Protest to Service Provision"

Monday, October 26, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Scott Hall, Ripton Room (Rm 201)
601 University Place
Evanston, IL 60208

Samantha Majic’s research lies in gender and American politics, with specific interests in sex work, civic engagement, institutionalism, and the non profit sector. She is the author of Sex Work Politics: From Protest to Service Provision, and the co-editor of Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism. Read more.

SPAN is a co-sponsor of this event.

LGBTQ Health Conference


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Saturday, October 31, 2015 | 1 pm – 7 pm

Join IMPACT for their 4th annual LGBTQ Health Conference: Bridging Research and Practice. This year’s conference will more specifically focus on creating a dialogue between researchers and practitioners by integrating both research findings and clinical application into each panel or symposium. The LGBTQ Health Conference is an interdisciplinary translational research conference that aims to bring together scientists, public health professionals, social workers, psychologists, and counselors. We further aim to foster professional development and networking opportunities.

Welcome from the Co-Directors of SPAN

Greetings and welcome to the 2015-16 academic year! As SPAN enters its sixth year of operation, we want to remind everyone of opportunities that the project offers and give a heads-up concerning events planned for the coming months.

This year SPAN will continue to provide a range of funding opportunities for faculty and graduate students, including small grants for students to present sexualities-related work at academic conferences, summer research awards for graduate students, dissertation fellowships, and faculty research grants. We will also hold a faculty/graduate student reading group during the Winter quarter. Details about all of these opportunities will be posted on this website.

We are excited to announce that the keynote address for this year’s SPAN workshop will be delivered by the acclaimed sexualities scholar and anthropologist Gayle Rubin (University of Michigan). More information about the theme of the workshop and the lineup of speakers will be available soon. Please hold the dates of the workshop, which will take place on April 21 and 22.

This year SPAN is also conducting a national search for postdoctoral fellows who will take residence in September 2016. If you know of promising candidates please refer them to our website. The call for applications will be posted shortly.

Finally, we would like to welcome our new SPAN Program Assistant, Eliot Colin, who joined our team over the summer. Please stop by the GSS office to say hello and introduce yourself or look for Eliot at the GSS Start of Year Reception on October 8. Eliot can be reached by email at sexualities@northwestern.edu.

We look forward to seeing you all at events this year, and we always appreciate your feedback and suggestions.

Héctor Carrillo and Steve Epstein
Co-Directors, the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN)