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Sex in the Library 2019

April 22, 2019 - 8:00am to April 23, 2019 - 5:00pm
Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

Sex in the Library

The Bullough Endowment Committee Presents

Sex in the Library

Join us at the Oviatt Library in the Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room for this dynamic two-day event series on gender and sexuality.

15th Annual Gender and Women’s Studies Student Conference

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

4:00pm - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michelle Téllez

Chicana Transfronteriza: Scholar-Activist Genealogies and Academic Disruptions
Dr. Michelle Téllez, an Assistant Professor in the department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, has been committed to mapping projects of resistance, exploring shared human experiences and advancing social justice for the last 25-years. Having been raised along the U.S./Mexico border divide, both her scholarly and community engaged work has been deeply shaped by this experience. She writes about transnational community formations (and disruptions), Chicana mothering, and gendered migration in several book anthologies, and in journals such as: Gender & Society, Feminist Formations, and Aztlán. She has also written for Truth Out, The Feminist Wire, and Latino Rebels. 

A founding member of the Chicana M(other) work collective, Dr. Téllez has been involved in multiple projects for change at the grassroots level, including community-based arts and performance. Dr. Téllez is on the editorial review board for Chicana/Latina Studies, the executive board of directors for the Southwest Folklife Alliance and is the Faculty Fellow for the Chicanx student center on campus. The recipient of various awards and fellowships, she is a 2018 Public Voices Fellow for the Op Ed Project.

Sponsors:  CSUN Gender and Women’s Studies, WRRC, College of Humanities, and The F Word

Queer Studies Student Research Symposium

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

1:00pm-2:20pm Student Presentations

2:20pm-2:50pm Keynote speaker: Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, CSUN Sociology Associate Professor

Queer Lens in Focus

The research interest and passions of Professor Capous-Desyllas involve the use of arts-based research methodologies as a form of activism for social justice and as a way to highlight the voices of marginalized individuals, groups and communities. Interdisciplinary perspectives from social work, social psychology and sociology intersect to shape an interest in: critical pedagogies, transnational issues, empowerment, social justice and diversity, anti-oppressive research and practice methods, feminist and queer theory, visual sociology, community engagement, and social activism through the arts.

2:50pm-4:00pm Student Presentations

Visitor Information

Parking is $8.00. For more information about parking please see Visitor Information.

To arrange assistance for persons with disabilities, including interpreters for deaf and hard of hearing persons, please call (818) 677-2638 in advance of the event.