Upcoming Events
(Open to the Public)

September 10, 2014 (All day) to November 5, 2014 (All day)
Art Exhibition: John Henry
113 Dickinson Hall

"Art is all else. Formulate an idea; realize it; perfect it. On to the next with a bit less stink."

September 22, 2014 (All day)
Queer Scholars Event
Location to Be Announced

More information coming soon!

September 30, 2014 (All day)
Slavic Grad Conference
Location to be announced

More information coming soon, including actual date, time, and location.

October 1, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
"Dreaming for Freud"
113 Dickinson Hall

Author Sheila Kohler will be here to discuss her book.
Acclaimed for her spare prose and exceptional psychological insights in her novels Becoming Jane Eyre and Love Child, Sheila Kohler’s latest is inspired by Sigmund Freud’s Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria. Dreaming for Freud paints a provocative and sensual portrait of one of history’s most famous patients.

In the fall of 1900, Dora’s father forces her to begin treatment with the doctor. Visiting him daily, the seventeen-year-old girl lies on his ottoman and tells him frankly about her strange life, and above all about her father's desires as far as she is concerned. But Dora abruptly ends her treatment after only eleven weeks, just as Freud was convinced he was on the cusp of a major discovery. In Dreaming for Freud, Kohler explores what might have happened between the man who changed the face of psychotherapy and the beautiful young woman who gave him her dreams.

October 1, 2014 - 4:30pm
Beyond the Genitals: Re-thinking Sex, Brain and Gender with Daphna Joel
Location to be announced

Prof. Daphna Joel, School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University
When scientists and laypeople think about sex differences in brain and in behavior, cognition, personality and other gender characteristics, they rely on an analogy to the current interpretation of the effects of sex on the reproductive system, and therefore conceptualize sex effects in terms of "sexual dimorphism" (e.g., "male" versus "female" brains). Documented sex differences in brain structure are typically taken to support this dimorphic view of brain and gender. Yet current data suggest that sex differences in personality, cognition, emotion and behavior do not add up to create men and women. Rather, each person and each brain possesses a complex array of both "male/masculine" and "female/feminine" characteristics. The paradigm shift that this understanding calls for is from thinking of brains and humans as belonging to two distinct groups (male brains/female brains, women/men) to appreciate the human and brain heterogeneous mosaic.

October 6, 2014 - 4:30pm
Symposium with Nick Krieger
Location to be announced

"Beyond the Binary" with Trans Author Nick Krieger.
A native of New York, Nick Krieger realized at the age of twenty-one that he’d been born on the wrong coast, a malady he corrected by transitioning to San Francisco. His writing has earned several travel-writing awards and has been published in multiple travel guides. He aspires to be a stay-at-home dad (with or without kids), and spends his time practicing yoga, eating cereal, and queering all that he can. He holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco.
More information coming soon!

October 10, 2014 - 11:45am
LGBT Health and Human Rights: A Global Challenge with Prof. Chris Beyrer
Bowl 1, Robertson Hall

Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, Professor, Departments of Epidemiology, International Health, and Health Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Beyrer serves as Director of the Johns Hopkins Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program and as founder and Director of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at Johns Hopkins. He also serves as Senior Scientific Liaison and Chair of the Injecting Drug Use Working Group of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). He currently has research and/or training activities in Thailand, China, Burma, India, Laos, Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Africa, Brazil, Russia, and the US. He is the author of the book War in the Blood: Sex, Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia. He is the President-Elect of the International AIDS Society.
Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM, the lecture begins at 1:30 PM.
Part of the Fall Global Health Colloquium.

October 11, 2014 (All day)
Black Queer Graduate Student Conference, 2014
Location to be announced

The Black Queer Sexuality Studies Collective Presents
Legacies of Black Feminisms: A Black Queer Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Conference
What is the status of the black feminist tradition in the academy today? More urgently, how should we understand the black feminist tradition in relationship to queer and sexuality studies? How might we reconcile the animating influence of black feminist scholarship in the humanities with its marginalized position in the academy? If we accept that black feminist interventions of the 1980s and beyond radically revisioned strategies, methodologies, and approaches of intellectual engagement, how do we understand its near disappearance only thirty years later?
If, as Roderick Ferguson argues in Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique, women of color feminism—black lesbian feminism, particularly—emerged at the end of the “second apotheosis of liberalism,” as the foremost site from which to combat and orient opposition in an increasingly shrinking world, what role does the black feminist tradition play today as neoliberalism everywhere entrenches itself?
How might Jasbir Puar’s call to supplement intersectionality—a term and methodology borne out of the experiences and intellectual work of black feminists—offer a response to the black feminist tradition’s position in the neoliberal moment or how might it challenge it? In Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times, Puar urges scholars to conceptually rethink intersectionality alongside assemblages.
This conference invites papers that consider the convergences and divergences between black feminisms and queer theory. Our theme, purposefully broad, aims to include a range of disciplines including but not limited to, history, sociology, literary and cultural studies, black studies, queer studies, media studies, and art history. We especially seek scholarship from disciplines where a lacuna exists with regard to queer experiences and/or those of people of African descent. Sample topics include but are not limited to:
·      Black feminism and globalization
·      The role of black feminist archives and genealogies
·      Intersections between political organizing and intellectual production
·      Black feminism and the digital age
Salamishah Tillet, Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote address for this one-day conference. The conference will feature 16 presentations of original scholarship. Submission and acceptance to this conference will be based on blind reviews of 250-300 word abstracts. Please submit your abstracts and CV to bqsgraduateconference@gmail.com by September, 10 2014. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. All other inquiries should be directed to Brittney Edmonds (bedmonds@princeton.edu).

November 5, 2014 - 7:30pm
Marriage Debate
McCosh 50

Professor Stephen Macedo, Politics, and Sherif Girgis, co-author of What is Marriage?, will be debating the thesis of Macedo's new book that marriage should be defined as a union between two people of any gender.
Co-sponsored by the Anscombe Society 

December 2, 2014 (All day)
Symposium with Marta Cunningham
Location to be announced

More information coming soon!

March 31, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Miss America 2014 - Nina Davuluri
Location to Be Announced

Closing Women's History Month and opening Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, this event will be focusing on Ms. Davuluri's experience with her "Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency" and "Circle of Unity" service projects, her responses to the racist or racially-charged controversy following her win, and the ways in which she navigates the relationship between her gender, ethnicity, and nationality.

April 15, 2015 (All day)
Laverne Cox
Location to Be Announced

More information coming soon!