Gender, Sexuality and Culture

The Gender, Sexuality, and Culture (GSC) Workshop is sponsored by the Columbia University Department of Sociology and the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) at Columbia. We bring together scholars from across the social sciences whose work engages issues related to gender, sexuality, and cultural difference in the social world.

Speakers have the opportunity to present both completed projects and works in progress.This can include dissertation chapters, book chapter or journal article drafts, research proposals or grant applications, and conference presentations or practice job talks. The workshop is a venue to receive feedback from others in a supportive and constructive space, in order to help improve scholarly work. The workshop also brings in 1-2 invited speakers each semester, whose work engages with our core interests. Presentations are followed by discussion on issues related to the research process and the study of gender and sexuality.

Participation is open to graduate students, faculty members, and researchers at Columbia University and in the New York City area. Participants should read workshop papers in advance and come prepared to participate in the discussion.

We typically meet the third Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:30p.m. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive workshop announcements and a schedule of our meetings and events, please sign up here. If you would like to present your work at our workshop, a call for presenters is generally circulated via the mailing list at the end of each semester. You may also contact the workshop coordinators.

Wednesdays, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)
All workshops will be held on Zoom

*Please join our mailing list or contact the workshop coordinators, to receive a copy of the workshop paper and the zoom link ahead our meeting.

Wednesday, January 27th
Invited Speaker: (Title TBA)
Amin Ghaziani, Professor of Sociology and Canada Research Chair in Urban Sexualities, University of British Columbia

Wednesday, February 17th
From Promise to Execution: Workshop on Tey’s New Project from Book Proposal to Chapter
Tey Meadow, Associate Professor of Sociology, Columbia University

Wednesday, March 17th
“The Sakan Shababi or the World Improvised: Masculinity, Domesticity, and Exile in Lebanon”
Sam Dinger, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology, New York University 

Wednesday, April 7th
Invited Speaker: (Title TBA)
CJ Pascoe, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Oregon

Wednesday, April 21st
“Children, Schools, and Speculative Futures”
Estela Diaz, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology, Columbia University