Bringing together scholars, performers, DJs, and artists, this session I'm hosting at the Disco! conference considers the disco star Sylvester as diva, icon, artist, and person. Sylvester’s life, music and legacy offer an opportunity to think and feel the ways in which disco combined art, fashion, identity, industry, and community; brought forward the tension between realness and artifice; celebrated and troubled blackness, queerness, and gender nonconformity; transformed stigmatized statuses into community on and off the dance floor; and helped to create and sustain a distinct dance music sound. Featuring panelists Malik Gaines, Jason King, Adrian Loving, David McAlmont, and Louis Niebur.
Lecture and discussion in the University of Oregon's Sociology Department.
Faculty Salon: Joshua Gamson, “Privacy and Pride: The Micropolitics of Queer Family Storytelling" and Allison Thorson, “Infidelity and Family Communication: Thinking beyond the Couple”
Session at the ASA 2016 Annual Meeting, Seattle
Mini-Conference on Reproduction XIII: Discussion Panel on "Mixing markets and intimacy: Families, donors, the law and the fertility clinic"
Panelist, Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting
Alumni book event, William James College
"The Belly Mommy and the Fetus Sitter: The Reproductive Marketplace and Unconventional Family Creation"View Event →
"The Belly Mommy and the Fetus Sitter: The Reproductive Marketplace and Unconventional Family Creation"
Public lecture, Department of Sociology, University of California at Irvine