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The Annual Diane Weiss ’80 Distinguished Memorial Lecture

Wesleyan’s Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program (FGSS) is pleased to invite you to the Diane Weiss ’80 Distinguished Memorial Lecture, Because of Sex: Trans Identity and the Law with Dr. Gayle Salamon. The lecture will analyze the Supreme Court's understanding of sex, sexuality, gender, and transgender that emerges from its recent oral arguments and the written holding in the landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County (2020). Professor Gayle Salamon, Professor of English and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University, will lead the talk.

The Annual Diane Weiss ’80 Distinguished Memorial Lecture, established by family and friends of one of the first Women's Studies majors at Wesleyan, is generously endowed in Diane’s memory.

This year’s lecture is in honor of a greatly missed FGSS colleague, teacher, mentor, and friend, Professor Christina Crosby, who passed away unexpectedly on January 5, 2021. Last autumn, when asked to propose a scholar for this year's Weiss speaker in what was to have been her last semester of teaching at Wesleyan, Christina proposed Professor Salamon. She admired and taught Professor Salamon's writings on phenomenology, feminist philosophy, queer and transgender theory, contemporary Continental philosophy, and disability studies, including in last fall's FGSS "Feminist Theories" course - which Christina taught at Wesleyan for over thirty years. FGGS invites everyone to share a thought or memory of Christina; please send these to Nicole Potestivo at npotestivo@wesleyan.edu

The Office of Advancement is delighted to coordinate with colleagues in FGSS to extend this event invitation to alumni and parents. We hope you can join us for another life-long learning opportunity!

Event Details
Thursday, February 25
4:30 - 6 p.m. EST

Registration note: please register individually (preferably with separate emails). You may “Add Another Registrant” if you want to register on behalf of another person.

Questions? Please contact Molly McGonigle at mmcgonigle@wesleyan.edu

Additional information on our speaker:
Gayle Salamon: 
Professor of English and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. Her research focuses primarily around phenomenology, feminist philosophy, queer and transgender theory, contemporary Continental philosophy, and disability studies. She is the author of Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality (Columbia University Press, 2010) winner of the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies, and most recently released her book, The Life and Death of Latisha King:  A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia (NYU Press, 2018). Read more.

Details

02/25/2021 04:30 PM EST - 06:00 PM EST
Virtual Event
Wesleyan University