Note from the Director

Greetings and thank you for your interest in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton!

Our big news this year is that we welcome two new postdoctoral fellows to GSS, with thanks for funding from the Provost’s Fund in Cultural Studies.

Catherine Clune-Taylor comes to Princeton from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alberta, where she earned her Ph.D.  In her research, Clune-Taylor brings the lenses of feminist philosophy, disability studies, and bioethics to analyze and critique the ways in which intersex conditions have been framed and treated.  Clune-Taylor is offering a course on Disability and the Politics of Life in Fall 2016 and a course on “Feminist Approaches to Bioethics” in Spring 2017.

Tala Khanmalek has a joint appointment in GSS and American Studies.  Khanmalek earned her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.  In her research, Khanmalek tracks what she terms “living laboratories”: transnational sites of state-sanctioned medical experimentation on populations regarded as bearers of disease.  Khanmalek offers a course titled “Race and Living Laboratories” in Fall 2016, and a course on “Corporealities of Politics” in Spring 2017.

We’re also very pleased to present the inaugural GSS Work-In-Progress series, a series of presentations that showcases the exciting interdisciplinary work of GSS scholars.  All are welcome to attend.

We hope you’ll join us for the many programs and courses we offer in GSS, and don’t hesitate to contact us to propose other events, connections, and collaborations. 

Regina Kunzel
Director, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Doris Stevens Chair and Professor, Department of History and Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies

Princeton University