Duke on Gender Colloquium, The Natures of Desire: A Conversation on Queerness and the Wild

January 28, 2022 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Jack Halberstam and Gabriel Rosenberg

Jack Halberstam, Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University. Halberstam is the author of seven books including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke UP, 1995), Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998), In A Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011), Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012) and, a short book titled Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variance (University of California Press). Halberstam's latest book, out in 2020, from Duke UP is titled Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire. Places Journal awarded Halberstam its Arcus/Places Prize in 2018 for innovative public scholarship on the relationship between gender, sexuality and the built environment. Halberstam is now finishing a second volume on wildness titled: The Wild Beyond: Music, Architecture and Anarchy.

Gabriel Rosenberg, Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and History at Duke University. His research investigates the historical and contemporary linkages among gender, sexuality, race, political economy, and the global food system. His first book, The 4-H Harvest: Sexuality and the State in Rural America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), is a gendered and sexual history of the United States Department of Agriculture's iconic 4-H youth clubs. His writing also appears in Boundaries of the State in US History (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and Queering the Countryside: New Directions in Queer Rural Studies (New York University Press, 2016) as well as in GLQ, American Quarterly, and Diplomatic History.

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