WGS Speaker Series for 2016-2017
Technologies of Gender, Sexuality, and Race


October 19, 2016

Margaret Rhee, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at University of Oregon.  “The Imitative Real: Recalibrating Drag, Artificial Intelligence, and the Asian American Body.” 

7:00 p.m., Mara Auditorium, Master Hall.

Dr. Margaret Rhee is a scholar, poet, and new media artist whose work focuses on race, technology, and the Asian American body.  She is completing her monograph titled, How We Became Human: Race, Robots, and the Asian American Body.


March 29, 2017

Aren Aizura, Assistant Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Minor Mobilities and Transgender Wageless Life
7:00 p.m., Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall

Dr. Aren Aizura is a leading scholar within the field of transgender studies.  His research examines gender reassignment surgery tourism in Thailand and elsewhere, trans and queer migration, and queer/trans involvement in transnational economies of care work.


Recent topics:

  • Porn - Revisiting the Feminist Debates
  • Sexual Politics
  • Talking Back to Violence
  • Migration
  • Expanding Identities: Genders and Sexualities
  • Gender and Just Sustainability
  • Women and Islam
  • Women, Power, & Politics
  • Women and Science
  • Gender and Just Sustainability