Nonfiction: Queer Theory Workshop, Fall 2012

The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School is pleased to announce the lineup for its Fall 2012 Queer Theory Workshop, “Theory Meets Practice.”

QTW FlyerThe Workshop will take up a series of cutting edge issues in the theory and practice of Queer Theory, bringing together theorists, activists and lawyers who are working on LGBT issues. The Workshop will be co-facilitated by Professor Katherine Franke and Urvashi Vaid, Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law.

All events will be held from 4:20-6:10pm in the Case Lounge, Room 701 of Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116th Street.

September 18 – Hate Crimes/Bullying Laws
Eliza Byard, Executive Director, GLSEN
Richard Kim, Executive Editor, The Nation

October 16 – Queer Citizenship and Marriage:
James Esseks, Director, ACLU LGBT/AIDS Project
Nayan Shah, Professor of History, University of Southern California

October 30 – Queering Tradition:
Pam Spees, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Ann Pellegrini, Associate Professor of Performance Studies and Religious Studies & Director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, New York University

November 13 – Immigration, Citizenship & Belonging:
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal, Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal
Siobhan Sommerville, Associate Professor of English, Gender and Women’s Studies, and African American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

November 27 – Queering Race/Racing Queer:
Aisha Moodie-Mills, Center for American Progress Advisor, LGBT Policy & Racial Justice
Russell Robinson, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley

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