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Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative

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Thirty Years of Thinking Sex - October 2, 2014

As part of IRWG's 20th anniversary celebration in 2014-15, LGQRI will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the publication of Gayle Rubin’s essay “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality.”

In a half-day symposium, six scholars will address how Professor Rubin's piece has been generative in LGBTQ and sexuality studies, the essay’s impact across the disciplines, and adaptations to new topics and concerns in the present and future.

The panel includes:

  • Gayle Rubin - Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan
  • Mark Jordan - Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought, Harvard Divinity School
  • Carole S. Vance - Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
  • Tavia Nyong’o - Associate Professor of Performance Studies, New York University
  • Heather Love - R. Jean Brownlee Term Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the English Department, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rostom Mesli - PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature, University of Michigan
  • Attendees are invited to continue the celebration in the evening at a dance party with DJ Gayle Rubin!

    6 Panelists for Thirty Years of Thinking Sex

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