2012 Fall Semester Theme: Sexuality and Societies

Sexuality and Societies touches upon a variety of significant current issues including legal debates over civil rights, political struggles surrounding marriage and the family, scientific queries about the “nature/nurture” divide, and cultural contestations over propriety. The purpose of this series is to bring disparate approaches and myriad voices together, which will allow students, faculty, and community members to explore the ways in which conceptual notions of sexuality both reflect and affect historical and contemporary politics, societies, economies, and cultures.

Events Related to Theme:

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Asking for It: The Ethics & Erotics of Sexual Consent
Harry Brod, professor of philosophy and humanities, University of Northern Iowa

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Stern Center, Great Room, 7:00 p.m.
Gay Marriage and its Others
Heather Love, professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Location: TBD, 7:00 p.m.
From Babies to Gender Identity
Anne Fausto-Sterling, professor of molecular/cellular biology & biochemistry, Brown University

Friday, November 30, 2012
Stern Center, Great Room, 4:30 p.m.
The Erotic Life of Globalization
Ara Wilson, associate professor of women’s studies and cultural anthropology, Duke University