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34th Annual Gender Studies Symposium
March 11-13, 2015
We are now accepting submissions for March 2015. See our CALL FOR PAPERS for details.
The 34th Annual Gender Studies Symposium will explore a dual theme, illuminating the many ways in which gender and sexuality shape the foundational processes of production and consumption—and vice versa.
Some key questions we hope to explore: How do gender and sexuality shape the production of goods, services, and people? How do gender and sexuality influence the consumption of food, media, belief systems, and more? To what extent is the market really free? And how are our experiences with and ideologies of gender and sexuality affected by modes of production and forms of consumption?
Academics, students, community leaders, activists, artists, and visionaries will join together to examine topics ranging from the way ethical consumerism has been prioritized in contemporary feminist and LGBTQ circles; to the challenges of defining and creating empowering art and media; to the commodification of patients’ bodies and emotions in health and medicine; to the gendered economies in making, procuring, and consuming food.
Join us as we investigate the complex interaction of production, consumption, gender, and sexuality—perhaps generating more questions than answers.
All symposium lectures and panels are free and open to the public.
33rd Annual Gender Studies Symposium
March 5-7, 2014
The 33rd Annual Gender Studies Symposium explores the relationship between where we are and who we are. Our environments — whether the bathroom, internet, workplace, or sidewalk — have profound effects on the lives we lead. How do our interactions in these spaces create, support, and/or destabilize larger institutions of power such as prisons, political systems, or nations? Engage with students, scholars, activists, community leaders, and artists in thinking about relationships of gender, sexuality, and power in the locations where we find ourselves.