Undergraduate Conference

The Undergraduate Conference on Gender and the Body will take place on Saturday, April 2, from 9am until 7pm. It will include panels throughout the day where undergraduate students from Pitt and around the region will showcase their work. Leading gender theorist Kate Bornstein will be the keynote speaker. The panels will explore subjects of ongoing scholarly and popular dialogue and debate, such as security and violence, gender and sexual expression, race and ethnicity, reproductive  justice, transgender rights, media, and performativity. Undergraduates are also warmly invited to attend faculty panels on Friday.

Click on the link below to access the undergraduate conference (UGC) schedule of panels and student paper/performance abstracts.

Undergraduate Conference Program [PDF]

Undergraduate Conference Abstracts  [PDF]



Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 5:30pm

120 David Lawrence Hall

Trans! Just for the Fun of It!, with Dr. Kate Bornstein

In this keynote address, Bornstein uses the basic tenets of postmodern theory and Tibetan Buddhism and shows how they overlap at slapstick comedy. She infuses her own sense of humor and unique style to remind us that there is a great deal of physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual joy from creating and living one's gender mindfully! [PDF]

Keynote Address by Dr. Kate Bornstein

Undergraduate conference sponsored by: Charles Crow Fund, Department of Sociology, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, 
Humanities Center, Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, University Honors College.