The Newer Normal:
Global Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender
Saturday March 1, 2014
Featuring Scott Turner Schofield, award-winning performer and transgender activist
The LGBT movement has claimed advances in the struggle for civil rights, but discrimination against gender non-conformists have been slower to be realized. The 16th Annual Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Conference seeks to promote an understanding of all aspects of gender identity and expression.
SATURDAY MARCH 1, 2014
(All panels are in the Heimbold Building unless otherwise stated)
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free Breakfast Reception
Heimbold Lower Lobby
PLENARY SESSION: 10:00 a.m:
Rona Holub, Director, Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College
Scott Turner Schofield, Award-winning performer and transgender activist
LUNCH: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Round Table Discussion:
Discussion with Non-Binary Transmasculine Undergraduate Students, presented by Trans*Action
Dynamic Consciousness: Shifting Perceptions of Gender and Sexuality Over Time
Moderator: Marion Sader, Sarah Lawrence College
Emilie Egger, Sarah Lawrence College
Beyond the Myths: Gender and Sexuality and the Peruvian Family-Limitation Campaigns of the 1990s
Maureen S. Thompson, Independent Scholar, Lansdale, PA
Nicole Sybesma, Rutgers, Newark
Normative and Non-Normative Queerness in the Middle Ages: What the Roman de la Rose Can Teach Us About the Failure of Binaries
Toni Anne Stewart, Sarah Lawrence College
Reclamation of the Higgler: History of Women in Jamaica’s Informal Economy, Their Embodiment of Labor, Struggle against Public Policy and for Ownership of Space
Gender Identity and the State
Moderator: Erin Hagen, Sarah Lawrence College
Praise J. Mkandawire, Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute
A Prisoner in Our Own Bodies: Anti-Gay Laws
Alexandra Novtiskaya, Independent Scholar
Fear and Loathing in Russia: Building a Nation on Heteronormative Hate
Habiba Boumlik, LaGuardia Community College
Same Sex Marriage and Adoption in France: Contours of a Controversial Law
BREAKOUT SESSION 2: 2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Navigating Anti-Trans Prejudice
Darryl B. Hill, College of Staten Island, CUNY
Anti-Trans Prejudice: Some Theory and Experimental Evidence
Robert Carney, Rutgers University
Transgendering Research Methodology and the Health Needs of the Fa’afafine in American Samoa
Bekkah Olson, Sarah Lawrence College
Peeing While Trans*: The Politics of Androgynous and Transmasculine Bodies In and Around Gendered Bathrooms
Moderator: Kathryn Hearst, Sarah Lawrence College
Sam Schmitt, Texas Women’s University
My Big Fat Transition: Chaz Bono, The Politics of Transmasculine Visibility and Positing the Sizest Undercurrents of Transnormativity.
Emily Rogers, Sarah Lawrence College
“Mom, I’m Like Kurt”: GLAAD, Glee and Representing “The Real” on Television
James William Trich, Sarah Lawrence College
From the Mouths of Drag Queens: Gender Performance and Paris is Burning
Gender 101: Dismantling the Gender Hegemony, presented byHarry Barrick and Deane Silsby, Sarah Lawrence College
Performing Gender and Sexuality from Shakespeare to Henry James
Moderator James Horowitz
Rachel Molland, Sarah Lawrence College
Triangles are Sexy: Understanding Triangular Narratives of Male
Sexuality in Marlowe and Shakespeare
Teresa Jeanne Campbell, Sarah Lawrence College
To Feel or Not to Feel?: Theories of Female Performance in the Early
Sarah Lawrence College
Henry James and the Supernatural Closet
Plenary Session 2: 4:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Be/Coming: Gender, Sexuality in Feminist Experience Presented by Scott Turner Schofield and Jessica Lynn Johnson
A secular transman who came of age (and came a lot) in a feminist and gay liberation context meets a traditional, conservative Christian heterosexual woman saving it for Jesus – and the two fell madly in love. Join these two performers for some critically-acclaimed storytelling about one very queer journey through arguably the most difficult closet to come out of in a feminist, academic, activist context. Bring your own experience to the table as the presenters take aim at dismantling prejudice to make space to talk about gender, interfaith paths to sexual agency, and the role of spirit in the fight for our lives, our bodies, and the justice we all claim to seek.