Yale Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Volume 2, Issue 1
fall 2011
Editor, Geetanjali Singh Chanda
Managing Editor, John-Albert Moseley
Layout Design: Nick Appleby

2011-2012 WGSS Speakers Series

PhotoThe 2011-2012 WGSS Speakers Series is entitled, "Gender, Sexuality, and Media." More and more, understanding of media seems to be critical for researchers working on gender and sexuality. From examining how stereotypes and representations work, to seeing how media produce identities that circulate powerfully across national and transnational networks, media studies has become an important area of research across social science and humanities. Media technologies, new and old, are important in understanding cultural productions and the social institutions through which gender and sexuality are produced. Technologies such as print media, television, cinema and the internet provide us with understanding of consumer cultures and the relations between audiences and the cultures produced by media. Incorporating a variety of theories, from postcolonial to queer to critical race, media studies has emerged as a vital and exciting field, investigating cultural politics and policy to understand how we consume and produce media cultures. Our speaker series this year will bring some exciting scholars to Yale who are working on media research in women's, gender and sexuality studies. This year's series covers new media and old, and incorporates issues from the US as well as research from Iran and Africa. This fall WGSS hosted Sima Shakhsari, University of Houston, and Saida Hodzic, Cornell. Spring talks are scheduled to be given by Alexandra Juhasz, Pitzler College, and Elspeth Brown, University of Toronto. Visit http://wgss.yale.edu/speaker-series for more information.

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