- On September 25-27, Maria Bucur participated in the Second ComFas Convention held at Uppsala University, where she delivered remarks on “Fascism and Gender Violence” at the plenary session on September 25. On October 4-5, she was a guest of the New School of Social Research during their Festival of the New Centenary Celebration, where she participated in the launch of the Democracy Seminar 2.0 initiative and a panel on Threats to Democracy in Europe. Her review essay “Women and War in the Balkans” and translation of “Medusa’s Smirk” have just been published in Aspasia (2019).
- Sarah Knott has received an IU Cinema Creative
Collaborationsgrant for the screening of SEAHORSE. This 2019 documentary follows the story of trans man Freddy McConnell’s pregnancy and birth. The screening will be held in February: please contact her if your Spring courses on the family, the body, sex and/or reproduction might benefit from being linked to the event. Link here: https://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2019/apr/02/seahorse-exclusive-trailer-for-new-documentary-about-the-dad-who-gave-birth-video
- Pedro Machado presented the paper, “Littoral Luminescence: Pearls, Shell and Cargoes of the Sea in the Indian Ocean,” at the conference, “Cargoes: The Materiality of Connectivity in Motion Across the Indian Ocean,” held at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Berlin, 3 – 5 October 2019.
- Ph.D. candidate Laura Merrell gave a paper last weekend at the Northeast Conference on British Studies in Montreal. The paper was entitled, "Fathering in the Settler Colonies: Sexology, Reproduction, and the Male Body in Nineteenth-Century Australia and Canada."