May 5, 2017

9:00AM - 5:00PM
Irvine Auditorium
Amado Recital Hall
3401 Spruce Street

DCC Annual Conference: Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race

Civil Discourse at Penn Arts and Sciences
  • Although privileges and protections provided by the state are never entirely secure, there are those whose gender, sexual, and racial positioning give them an especially precarious hold on both the legal and symbolic rights of citizenship.  In its 2017 Annual Conference, “Citizenship on the Edge: Sex/Gender/Race,” Penn DCC examines the struggles of vulnerable groups to gain or maintain their status as full citizens, recognizing at the same time that the edge they inhabit can be a cutting edge.

  • Schedule
    9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

    Chair: Emily Hannum, University of Pennsylvania
    Rogers Smith
    , University of Pennsylvania
    Nancy Hirschmann
    , University of Pennsylvania

    9:15 - 10:45 a.m.
    Sexualities, Citizenship, and Exclusion
    Chair: Jerry A. Jacobs, University of Pennsylvania
    Paul Mepschen, Universiteit Van Amsterdam
    Tracy Robinson, University of the West Indies, at Mona
    Discussant: Deborah Thomas, University of Pennsylvania

    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Masculinity, From Margin to Center
    Erez Aloni
    , Whittier Law School
    Charles Mills, Northwestern University
    Discussant: David Eng, University of Pennsylvania

    1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
    Marginalized Populations and Civic Space
    Chair: Amy Hillier, University of Pennsylvania
    Samantha Majic, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    Michael Rembis, University at Buffalo
    Discussant: Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania

    3:15 - 4:45 p.m.
    Sexual Violence, Violent States
    Chair: Anne Teitelman, University of Pennsylvania
    Mishuana Goeman, UCLA
    Kimberly Theidon, Tufts University
    Discussant: Melissa Sanchez, University of Pennsylvania

    4:45 - 5:00 p.m.
    Concluding Discussion and Remarks

    5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    Co-sponsored by the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, & Women