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16th Annual Sarah Lawrence Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College
The Newer Normal: Global Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
Featuring Scott Turner Schofield, award-winning performer and transgender activist
Saturday March 1, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
All panels are in the Monika A. and Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. Visual Arts Center, unless otherwise stated
Registration: 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Heimbold Visual Arts Center Lobby
Breakfast reception in lower lobby
Plenary Session 1: 10:00 a.m.
Rona Holub, Director, Women's History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College
Scott Turner Schofield, award-winning performer and transgender activist
Lunch: 12:00 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
Breakout Session 1: 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Round Table Discussion
Discussion with Non-Binary Transmasculine Undergraduate Students, presented by Trans*Action
Dynamic Consciousness: Shifting Perception of Gender and Sexuality Over Time
Moderator: Marion Sador
- Emilie Egger, Sarah Lawrence College
Bodies and Stories: Toward a New Narrative of Women's Reproductive Rights in 1990s Peru
- Maureen S. Thompson, Independent Scholar, Lansdale, PA
- Nicole Sybesma, Rutgers, Newark
Normative and Non-Normative Queerness in the Middle Ages: What the Roman de la Rose Can Teach Us About the Failure of Binaries
- Toni Anne Stewart, Sarah Lawrence College
Reclamation of the Higgler: History of Women in Jamaica’s Informal Economy, Their Embodiment of Labor, Struggle against Public Policy and for Ownership of Space
Gender Identity and the State
Moderator: Erin Hagen
- Praise J. Mkandawire, Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute
The Relationship Between Law and Gender Identity
- Alexandra Novitskaya, Independent Scholar
Fear and Loathing in Russia: Building a Nation on Heteronormative Hate
- Habiba Boumlik, LaGuardia Community College
Same Sex Marriage and Adoption in France: Contours of a Controversial Law
Breakout Session 2: 2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.
Money, Morality and the Marriage State
Moderator: Kristin Celello
- William Kuby, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- Lauren Kaminsky, New York University
- Alison Lefkovitz, NJIT & Rutgers
Moderator: Emilie Egger
Darryl B. Hill, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Anti-Trans Prejudice: Some Theory and Experimental Evidence
Robert Carney, Rutgers University
Transgendering Research Methodology and the Health Needs of the Fa'afafine in American Samoa
Bekkah Olson, Sarah Lawrence College
Peeing While Trans*: The Politics of Androgynous and Transmasculine Bodies In and Around Gendered Bathrooms
Moderator: Kathryn Hearst, Sarah Lawrence College
- Emily Rogers, Sarah Lawrence College
"Mom, I'm Like Kurt": GLAAD, Glee, and Representing "The Real" on Television
- Sam Schmitt, Texas Women's University
My Big Fat Transition: Chaz Bono, The Politics of Transmasculine Visibility and Positing the Sizest Undercurrents of Transnormativity.
- James William Trich, Sarah Lawrence College
From the Mouths of Drag Queens: Gender Performance and Paris is Burning
Gender 101: Dismantling the Gender Hegemony, presented by Harry Barrick and Deane Silsby, Sarah Lawrence College
Performing Gender and Sexuality from Shakespeare to Henry James
Moderator: James Horowitz
- Rachel Molland, Sarah Lawrence College
Triangles are Sexy: Understanding Triangular Narratives of Male Sexuality in Marlowe and Shakespeare
- Teresa Jeanne Campbell, Sarah Lawrence College
To Feel or Not to Feel?: Theories of Female Performance in the Early English Novel
- Mary Baker, Sarah Lawrence College
Henry James and the Supernatural Closet
Plenary Session 2: 4:45 p.m.–6:15 p.m.
Workshop: Be/Coming: Gender, Sexuality in Feminist Experience Presented by Scott Turner Schofield and Jessica Lynn Johnson
A secular transman who came of age (and came a lot) in a feminist and gay liberation context meets a traditional, conservative Christian heterosexual woman saving it for Jesus - and the two fell madly in love. Join these two performers for some critically-acclaimed storytelling about one very queer journey through arguably the most difficult closet to come out of in a feminist, academic, activist context. Bring your own experience to the table as the presenters take aim at dismantling prejudice to make space to talk about gender, interfaith paths to sexual agency, and the role of spirit in the fight for our lives, our bodies, and the justice we all claim to seek.
Co-Sponsored with All Out Art's Fresh Fruit Festival
The Fresh Fruit Festival is presented by All Out Arts to celebrate the LGBTQ community’s unique perspective, creativity and diversity, and to build links between the LGBTQ artistic communities, be they local or international.
—Diversity and Action Subcommittee