Join us for this free evening lecture by the remarkable Kathryn Bond Stockton, followed by a reception.
Do the childhood experiences of a queer woman hold lessons for the rest of us? Absolutely. Weaving memoir through new ideas, Stockton's talk stretches what we think we know about important matters surrounding genitals, clothing, and kissing—even reading—as they relate to children. What kinds of issues for everyone’s childhood—and adulthood—revolve around issues for gay and trans kids? Her journey, this talk will make clear, belongs to all of us.
Kathryn Bond Stockton
Kathryn Bond Stockton is a distinguished professor of English, former associate vice president for Equity and Diversity, and inaugural dean of the School for Cultural & Social Transformation at the University of Utah, where she teaches queer theory, theories of race and racialized gender, and twentieth-century literature and film. Two of her books—Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where “Black” Meets “Queer” and The Queer Child—were finalists for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies. In addition, her recent book Making Out was a 2020 national finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award for memoir, and her newest book is entitled Gender(s). Stockton has taught at Cornell University’s School of Criticism and Theory and, along with her university’s top teaching award, she has received the Equality Utah Allies Award for LGBT activism, the NOW Lifetime Achievement Award, the YWCA Outstanding Achievement Award in Arts and Communication, the Crompton Noll Prize for Best Essay in Gay and Lesbian Studies from the Modern Language Association, and the Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, the highest honor granted by the University of Utah.