University of Pennsylvania Hosts Gender and Sexuality Studies State of the Field Conference

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460February 19, 2009

WHO: Gayle Rubin (keynote speaker), assistant professor of anthropology and women's studies at the University of Michigan, and more than 30 key figures in gender and sexuality studies

WHAT: “Rethinking Sex, Gender and Sexuality Studies” State of the Field Conference

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania campus

WHEN: March 4–6, 2009

Anthropologist Gayle Rubin will deliver the keynote lecture “Blood Under the Bridge: Reflections on ‘Thinking Sex’” March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Hall of Flags, Houston Hall. Her essay "Thinking Sex" inaugurated the contemporary field of sexuality studies 25 years ago.

This state of the field conference will include sessions on sexuality studies and academic disciplines, global sexualities, the relationship between feminism and LGBT/queer studies, queer of color critique, transgender studies, and queer media.

Additional information and conference registration is available at