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GCWS Feminisms Unbound: Cyborg Manifestations

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA
Sponsored By: Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality (GCWS)
More Information: https://www.gcws.mit.edu/gcws-events-list/feminisms-unbound-cyborg-manifestation

This panel invites scholars to consider the confluences between science and technology studies and gender and sexuality studies in their own research. Feminist, queer, and trans studies scholars attending to science, technology, environment, and disability are dismantling the rubrics of gender and body at the core of our fields in order to think more critically about the material conditions of living inside racial capitalism. Thinking at the interstices of machine and myth, flesh and data, and human, animal, plant, land, and spirit exposes more ways that bodies are governed, and imagines more possibilities for minoritarian subjects to steal away from surveillance. How are science and technology working to liberate and delimit gender and sexuality? How do empiricism and imagination work together? How do we facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship across the silos of the neoliberal campus?


Roundtable Participants:

·     Banu Subramaniam, Professor and Chair of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst

·     Eli Nelson, Assistant Professor of American Studies, Williams College

·     Jina Kim, Assistant Professor of English Language & Literature and of the Study of Women & Gender, Smith College

·     Kiran Asher, Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UMass Amherst

·     Mel Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and Director for the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, University of California, Berkeley

·     Moderator: Kareem Khubchandani, is the Mellon Bridge Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Tufts University

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