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The Edge of Sex

WGS faculty Lisa Speidel and Micah Jones are co-authors of The Edge of Sex, and have created a speaker series as an opportunity for the writers to talk about their chapters and their personal narratives. The event will be hosted by Bianca Laureano's social justice program Ante Up!

The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality invites you to join us for our Spring Colloquium Schedule

The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality invites you to join us for our Spring Colloquium

All talks will be virtual.  Please contact wgsuva@virginia.edu for zoom links

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Wednesday, March 10

3:30-5 p.m.

Tiffany Lethabo King
Associate Professor
African-American Studies
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Georgia State University

Old-Age Justice and Black Feminist History: Sojourner Truth’s and Harriet Tubman’s Intersectional Legacies

In 1989 Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality to center black women’s experiences of “compounded” subordination at the nexus of race and sex discrimination.1 In the thirty years since, intersectionality has become a primary framework in women’s studies and a key methodology through which historians seek to account for the development of gendered racial capitalism.2 During that time, Crenshaw’s own analysis has shifted to better account for the significance of chronological age and life stage.

Recent Publications by Assistant Professor Matthew Chin

In collaboration with Caribbean International Resource Network, Matthew Chin coordinated the Digital Collection Launch of the Jamaica Gaily News (1977-1984), the publication of the anglophone Caribbean's first self-proclaimed gay activist organization, the Gay Freedom Movement in Jamaica. The event was sponsored by WGS, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies and the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation. 

Racializing Emasculation: An Intersectional Analysis of Queer Men’s Evaluations of Sexual Assault

Please join us in celebrating Doug Meyer’s recent publication in the highly regarded journal Social Problems just this past October.  See below for the citation and link to the piece.  Congratulations, Doug! 

 

Doug Meyer. 2020. “Racializing Emasculation: An Intersectional Analysis of Queer Men’s Evaluations of Sexual Assault.” Social Problems.  https://doi.org/10.1093/socpro/spaa053

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Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program | The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Review of applications will begin April 12, 2021.

Rising Scholar Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality 

The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality invites you to join us for our Spring Colloquium

All talks will be virtual.  Please contact wgsuva@virginia.edu for zoom links

Over $100,000 in scholarships are available this semester from the Serpentine Society, UVA’s LGBTQ+ Alumni organization! All applications are due by Sunday, March 14th, at 11:59 P.M.

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