The Newberry Seminar on Gender and Sexuality | Newberry

The Newberry Seminar on Gender and Sexuality

Harriet Monroe in the Cass Street office of Poetry magazine, Harry Hansen Papers

Harriet Monroe in the Cass Street office of Poetry magazine, Harry Hansen Papers. Midwest MS Hansen Bx. 9 Fl. 914

The Newberry Seminar on Gender and Sexuality gathers scholars from a variety of fields to share their works in progress. We explore diverse topics and genres-such as race, ethnicity, diaspora, indigeneity, disability, intersectionality, violence, religion, performance, memory, family, aesthetics, and activism-through the prisms of gender and/or sexuality. Our focus is on the United States and North America across all time periods. However, we also welcome transnational scholarship as well as papers on non-American aspects of the history of gender and sexuality. Ideally, our meetings will stimulate wide-ranging discussions applicable for use in classrooms and professional forums. Presenting at the seminar is open to graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty in women, gender, and sexuality studies; history; cultural studies; theatre and performance studies; art and art history; American studies; critical race and ethnic studies; queer and trans studies; and other fields.


Seminar sessions are held on Fridays from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Newberry, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois.


The seminar’s co-sponsors are the history departments of DePaul University, Northeastern Illinois University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago.Francesca Morgan, Northeastern Illinois University;Elizabeth W. Son, Northwestern University; and Ronak K. Kapadia, University of Illinois at Chicago are the coordinators for the 2018-2019 seminar.


The Gender and Sexuality Studies Call for Proposals for 2019-2020 is now CLOSED.


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Seminar Schedule 2019-2020

Friday, September 20, 2019
Chandler’s Dolls: Race, Gender, and Orientalism in Post-World War II U.S.-Japan Relations, Michael Jin
Friday, November 15, 2019
“The Ambiente in Public: Sex, Socialization, and Modernity in Mexico City’s Parks, Plazas, and Streets, 1895-1950,” Ryan Jones