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.


February 15, 2017

Kim TallBear, Associate Professor of Native Studies at University of Alberta.  “DNA and the Re-Articulation of Native American Race.”  7:00 p.m., Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall

Dr. Kim TallBear studies the historical and ongoing roles of science and technology in the colonization of indigenous peoples.  Dr. TallBear’s book, Native American DNA: Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science, explores how genetic science is co-constituted with notions of race and indigeneity.


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