Apr 29 | Former Artists-in-Residence featured at 2017 Chicago Humanities Festival
2012 Artist-in-Residence Cecil McDonald, Jr. and 2013 Artist-in-Residence Krista Franklin featured at this year's Chicago Humanities Festival "Springfest/17." On Sat, Apr 29, at 12pm, McDonald will be joined by photographer Dawoud Bey for a "probing presentation of the way photography can diminish or enhance our experience of others." At 4pm, Franklin will moderate a discussion with Damian Duffy and John Jennings on Octavia E. Butler's novel Kindred, and "what it takes to translate a novel into a graphic novel."
For more information, visit chicagohumanities.org.
Apr 21 | “Punks, Bulldaggers, And Welfare Queens,” A Celebration Of The Scholarship of Cathy Cohen
Tenth Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium
Friday, April 21, 2017
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
At the close of the 20th century, Cathy Cohen insisted that “…a truly radical or transformative politics has not resulted from queer activism.” She instead offered ideas about coalitions organized in the name of the “nonnormative” and “marginal” and based in an intersectional analysis of power that demanded a move beyond an assimilative LGBT agenda. Twenty years after the publication of Cohen’s “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?” the relevance of these words echo loudly in our current political era. In celebration of that landmark essay, and her overall breadth of scholarship and activism, this symposium invites Cohen and a wide range of other scholars and activists to revisit the influence of her vision and to explore the question: What does transformative political activism look like in the 21st century? Register for this symposium today >>
Mar 20 | Doctoral student Anjanette M. Chan Tack examines how violence affects childhood friendships
Doctoral student and frequent CSRPC Research Grant Awardee, Anjanette M. Chan Tack, examines how violence affects childhood friendships in a new Sociological Science article co-authored with sociologist Mario L. Small of Harvard University. Read more about their research in this New York Magazine article.
Mar 8 | Students lead effort to honor first black woman to earn a PhD from UChicago
"Two UChicago undergraduates are spearheading a project to honor alumna Georgiana Simpson, one of the first black women to receive a PhD in the United States.
Launched by third-years Asya Akca and Shae Omonijo, the Monumental Women Project seeks to honor historical figures who have contributed to the University. For their first project, the students hope by this fall that a bronze bust of Simpson will be installed in the Reynolds Club—the first monument of its kind on campus."
Read more here >>