2000 grads

The first graduating class of Gender Studies majors in 2000

Leila Ahmed

Lelia Ahmed gives a lecture in May 2012

Alison Bechdel and student

Alison Bechdel speaks with a student at an exhibition of her work

Lauren Berlant and Mel Chen

Professor Lauren Berlant introducing guest speaker Mel Chen

Lauren Berlant and Kristen Schilt

Professors Lauren Berlant and Kristen Schilt participate in a zine making workshop

Hillary Chute and Alison Bechdel

Professor Hillary Chute and Alison Bechdel


Students participate in a classroom discussion at CSGS

Community room

The Community Room at 5733 S University

center door

Center entrance

2011 fellows

CSGS Fellows in 2011

5733 exterior

The exterior of 5733 S University

Student question

A student asks a question after a talk by Kimberly Peirce in October 2011

Gender, Sexuality and Global Capitalism

Project Director: Kimberly Kay Hoang, Sociology

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, November 2: Queering Sexual Capitalisms
    This panel discussion will bring leading scholars around the country together for a panel to discuss how gender, sexuality, and global capitalism co-constitute different kinds of inequalities. The speakers will cover a range of areas from sex work and NAFTA to FIFA soccer and global capital networks. The panel will examine how gender relations are implicated in global processes and examine the structure between the sacred and profane. The panel will address these questions: How do we think about exchanges that are “legal” but socially disreputable? What is the relationship between sexual economies and formal markets?

    Elena Shih, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Brown University
    Jennifer Tyburczy, Associate Professor of Feminist Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
    Ghassan Moussawi, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Gregory C. Mitchell, Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Williams College