News & Events

Haunted by the 90s: Queer Theory's Affective Histories

A graduate student lunch featuring Kadji Amin, Stonybrook University and the Penn Humanities Forum on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 12noon. We will be discussing Prof. Amin's work-in-progress: Haunted by the 90s: Queer Theory's Affective Histories. To receive a copy of the pre-circulated reading and to assure your space at the lunch, please sign-up here:

Race, Indigeneity, Affect - A Studies in Sexualities Symposium

A two day symposium with a keynote address by Kathryn Bond Stockton, University of Utah on Thursday, January 29th at 4pm. Friday, January 30th will include panel discussions featuring Craig Womack, Emory University in conversation with Dustin Gray, Emory University and Rizvana Bradley, Emory University in conversation with Seulghee Lee, Williams College.  Responses will be given by Kate Thomas, Bryn Mawr College and Bethany Schneider, Bryn Mawr College.

Date: January 29-30, 2015

Time: 4:00om on January 29th and 10:00am until 5:00pm on January 30th.

Location: Few Multipurpose Room

**Readings will be precirculated**

Radio Free Stein

A workshop with Adam Frank, University of British Columbia! Dr. Frank will be discussing his work on the Radio Free Stein project with colleague Daniel Davis, composer and professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Date: Monday, February 10, 2014
Time: 4:00
Location: Rich Hall Room 104
For more information on Radio Free Stein, please visit Additional details on this event forthcoming.

"Governance Feminism": A Roundtable Discussion with Janet Halley

Thurdsay, January 23, 2014 4:00-5:30pm

Location: TBA

Prof. Halley will be joining us to disucss a precirculated paper.  Stay tuned for details!

Book launch: Are The Lips A Grave? A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex

Friday, November 15th 12:00-1:30

Location: Few Hall

Join us for a conversation with Lynne Huffer and Jane Gallop on the occasion of the launch of Lynne Huffer's book: Are the Lips a Grave?: A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex

Book launch: Strangers on a Train: A Queer Film Classic

Friday, February 15th, 4 6 pm.
Location: TBA

Join us for roundtable dicussion with Prof. Jonathan Goldberg on his new book Strangers on a Train: A Queer Film Classic. The discussion will also feature Professors Lee Edelman and Joseph Litvak of Tufts University. Refreshments will be served.

"Strange Relations"
Studies in Sexualities Graduate Conference

January 24-25, 2013

Keynote by Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago)

As recent interventions in queer theory continue to question the centrality sex as a primary locus of critical engagement, relationality has emerged as an alternative node of heuristic inquiry. With this in mind, "Strange Relations" will feature a wide-range of panels that explore the potential of relationality to both enrich ongoing conversations in queer scholarship and to provoke new discussions and debates.

The conference is now closed to submissions. Stay tuned for updates, including a full conference program. For more information, please contact

Film Screening The Last Tango in Paris

Thursday, November 29th at 6 p.m.
Location: White Hall 207

Please join us for a special screening of Bertolucci's 1972 masterpiece The Last Tango in Paris, the subject of the keynote address to be given by Lauren Berlant (University of Chicago) at the Fourth Annual Studies in Sexualities Graduate Student Conference, "Strange Relations".


Roundtable with José Muñoz

Monday, Spetember 24th from 12 - 1:30 pm.
Location: Kemp Malone Library, Callaway N301

Studies in Sexualities is pleased to announce our first event of the year, which will be a lunch / roundtable meeting of interested graduate students with Professor José Muñoz of the Department of Performance Studies at New York University, on Monday, Sept. 24, from noon to 1:30 pm.  The meeting is scheduled to take place in the Kemp Malone Library of the English Department (Callaway N-301).

The subject of the open discussion at the roundtable will be an essay of Professor Muñoz's on the book Gary in Your Pocket, a volume of writings by Gary Fisher edited by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.

Students interested in taking part in the discussion with Dr. Muñoz should email Jay Hughes at no later than Sept 14th to obtain an electronic copy of the paper as well as to make a reservation for the light lunch that will be provided (please let Jay know if you have food preferences or requirements).

Studies in Sexualities gratefully acknowledges the Department of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies for their co-sponsorship of this event.