Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies - Call for Participants

Thu. Nov. 17, 2016

The Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies, which will take place at York University on June 5-9th, 2017, is looking for participants from gender, sexuality, creditical race studies, psychoanalysis, queer studies, and similar fields. The Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies is a transnational and multidisciplinary platform for emerging and established scholars to share innovative and current knowledge in sexiulaity studies. 

SSIS curriculum includes lectures, master classes, creative workshops, roundtables, a poster session, and a vist to FAG Feminist Art Gallery. The theme is "Perversion at the Crossroads of Critical Race Studies, Pyschoanalysis, and Queer Theory."

Planned activities include:

Dr. David Eng, University of Pennsylvania

Lecture: Race As Relation

Master Class: Pyschoanalysis and Racial Violence

Dr. Amber Jamila Musser, Washington University

Lecture: Carrie Mae Weems and the Question of Brown Jouissance

Master Class: Black Aesthetics and Psychoanalysis

Dr. Trish Salah, Queen's University

Lecture: Race as Kink: Reading Trans-Racial Fetishism

Workshop: Uses of the Perverse: Perversity as Power/Knowledge

Dr. Amar Wahab, York University

Lecture: Race, Queerness and Fetish Citizenship in Canada

Master Class: Race and Queerness in Perverse Urban Spaces

To Apply: Submit a short bio, statement of interest, and an abstract for a poster session at

Application Deadline: January 9, 2017

Registration Fee: $300 CAD (Limited number of travel subsidies available)