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This conference explores nonbinary gender in an interdisciplinary context.  While journalists note that nonbinary identity is seeping into national consciousness, this series of panels, performances, and conversations will bring more focused attention to the nonbinary with discussions of gender relations from the multiple points of view afforded by humanistic inquiry.  Drawing together researchers, writers, artists, and activists, our discussions will explore patterns of thought and practice in history, philosophy, culture, and the arts that will contribute to new understanding and inspire further conversation. What is the history of nonbinary gender identity?  How does it connect to other ways of thinking of gender?  How does nonbinary gender connect to histories and theories of sexuality?  How are new ways of thinking about gender contributing to changes in law, politics, and culture?


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Beyond Binary: Genders in the Past, Present, and Future

Institute for the Humanities, UIC

Cosponsors: UIC Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Sociology; Gender and Sexuality Center, Honors College, College of Education, and Women’s Leadership & Resource Center

October 7-8, 2021

Organizers: Mark Canuel, JT Turner, Nic Weststrate

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Oct 7, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time

Oct 8, 2021 10:30 AM Central Time

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