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Beyond Discipline: A Queer, Transgender, Biocultural Perspective on Gender and Sexuality Studies
September 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr. Jodi O’Brien, Professor of Sociology at Seattle University, will present the Charles M. and Shirley F. Weiss Lecture, on “Beyond Discipline: A Queer, Transgender, Biocultural Perspective on Gender and Sexuality Studies.”
Dr. O’Brien is also Director of SU ADVANCE, an NSF-funded program for the advancement of women and minority faculty. Her teaching and research focus on everyday forms of difference and discrimination, and the cultural politics of transgressive identities and communities. Her books include The Production of Reality, Social Prisms, Reflections on Everyday Myths and Paradoxes, and Everyday Inequalities. Her recent articles include “Stained-Glass Ceilings: Religion, Leadership, and the Cultural Politics of Belonging” and “Seeing Agnes: Notes on a Transgender Biocultural Ethnomethodology.” She is also the editor of the SAGE Encyclopedia of Gender and Society and the recent former editor of the public sociology journal, Contexts. Her current research is on the intersection of religion and sexuality with an emphasis on queer Christians and the congregations that support them.
Presented by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Co-sponsored and supported by the Carolina Women’s Center, Department of Sociology, Department of Religious Studies, the Program in Sexuality Studies and the LGBTQ Center.