About the Center
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The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago was established in 1996, after a decade of faculty and student self-organization. It now consolidates work on gender and sexuality, and in feminist, gay and lesbian, and queer studies.
Congratulations to our graduating majors and minors!
- Mohammed Ali
BA Paper: “Whose Phallus is it Anyways? Male-Male Identification in Heterosexual Pornography” (Special Honors)
- Sadaf Ferdowsi
BA Paper: “The Home and the Islamic Republic: Women’s political action in post-Revolutionary Iran” (Special Honors)
- Laura McFadden
BA Paper: “(In)visible Victimization: The American Prison System, Deviance, and the Legitimization of Rape” (Special Honors)
- Whitney Westmorland
BA Paper: “Femininity and Relationship Maintenance: Can Implicit and Explicit Femininity Predict the Use of Relational Maintenance Strategies in Romantic Relationships?” (Special Honors)
- Kyriaki Council
- Aurielle Pope
- Kelsay Foust
- Kathryn Gibbons
- Christina Pillsbury
- Connor Gilroy
Graduate Student News
We are delighted to announce the CSRPC-CSGS Residential Dissertation Fellow, the CSGS Dissertation Fellows, and the CSGS Residential Fellows for 2013-14!
CSRPC-CSGS Residential Dissertation Fellow
- Alisha Jones, Department of Music, will be working on her dissertation, “We Are A Peculiar People: Musical Masculinities, Black Queer Identity”
CSGS Dissertation Fellows
- Emily Lord Fransee, Department of History, will be working on her dissertation, “Without Distinction: Women's Right to Vote in the French Empire, 1944-1965”
- Abigail Ocobock, Department of Sociology, will be working on her dissertation, “Gaining the Right to Marry: Marriage as a New Institutional Context in the Lives of Gay Men and Lesbians”
CSGS Residential Fellows
- Erin Moore, Department of Comparative Human Development, will be working on her dissertation, “Translating Feminine Development: The Circulation and Transformation of “Girls’ Empowerment” in Kampala, Uganda”
- Samuel Perry, Department of Sociology, will be working on his dissertation, “The Cause of the Fatherless: Mobilizing to Long-Term, Sacrificial Activism in the Evangelical Adoption and Orphan Care Movement”
- Emily Swafford, Department of History, will be working on her dissertation, “Democracy's Proving Ground: U.S. Military Families in West Germany Between World War II and Vietnam”
- Sarah Weicksel, Department of History, will be working on her dissertation, “The Fabric of War: Clothing, Culture and Violence in the American Civil War Era”
Undergraduate Alumnae/i News
- Malic White, BA ’12, whose BA paper was a memoir project titled “Starboy,” is taking his stories to the Chicago stage. This summer he told stories at Quimby’s Bookstore, the literary salon All the Writers I Know, the Tour de Fat celebration (where he performed his story “Faggot Bike”), and this fall he will read at Essay Fiesta at the Book Cellar and perform at Homolatte at Big Chicks bar. See http://essayfiesta.com/ and http://www.homolatte.com/ for more information on these events. He has continued to write short plays and performance pieces and to pursue his career as an actor.
- Lulu Danzig, BA ’11, whose BA paper argued for affirmative practice with the bisexual population within the social work field is about to begin the Master of Science program at the Columbia School of Social Work in New York. Her first field placement through CUSSW will be at the Institute for Family Health, a family health clinic in Union Square, and she is also working “Go Ask Alice!”, Columbia Health Promotion’s Q&A service, where she will answer questions from the Columbia community and beyond. More information on the clinic and the Q&A service are at http://www.institute2000.org/ and http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/.