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"Queer Community, Queer Hierarchy": Visiting Scholar Lecture

"Queer Community, Queer Hierarchy: Case Study of LGBTQ Students at a Massachusetts Women's College": a lecture by Shannon Weber, part of the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program's Visiting Scholar Lecture Series

Shannon Weber is a 2012-2013 Visiting Scholar in Northeastern's Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, as well as a Ph.D candidate in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She will also be a visiting instructor at Northeastern and Brandeis University for the Spring 2013 semester. Her research interests, broadly conceived, include LGBTQ politics and social movements, the history of same-sex love and desire, pop culture and media representations of marginalized groups, and feminism and the body.

Dr. Suzanna Danuta Walters is the current director of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University. Her forthcoming book, The Tolerance Trap: What’s Wrong with Gay Rights (NYU Press) explores how notions of tolerance limit the possibilities for real liberation and deep social belonging. Her other works include numerous articles and book chapters on feminist theory, queer theory and LGBT studies, and popular culture. In 2004, she founded the first Ph.D. program in gender studies at Indiana University, where she was a Professor of Gender Studies and held positions in Sociology and Communication and Culture.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Holmes Hall, 540

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