As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, 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.
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
Heather Love, R. Jean Brownlee Term Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania
Carole S. Vance, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Tavia Nyong'o, Associate Professor of Performance Studies, New York University
Rostom Mesli, Sylvia "Duffy" Engle Graduate Student Fellow, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan
Cosponsors: IRWG, University Library, Screen Arts & Cultures, Departments of History, Comparative Literature, and American Culture