The Simpson Center is proud to announce the 2023-2024 line-up of Katz Distinguished Lectures.
The Simpson Center is proud to announce the 2023-2024 line-up of Katz Distinguished Lectures. The season will open on Thursday, November 30, 2023 with Katherine McKittrick, Professor of Gender Studies and Canada Research Chair in Black Studies at Queens University in Kingston, Canada. She authored Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle (University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and edited and contributed to Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis (Duke University Press, 2015). Her most recent monograph, Dear Science and Other Stories (Duke University Press, 2021), is an exploration of black methodologies. Graduate students are now invited to register for the Fall 2023 Microseminar co-taught by Stephanie Clare (English) and Janelle Rodriquez (English). Time, location, and lecture title are to be announced.
The Winter 2024 lecture features Sasha Su-Ling Welland, the Chair and Professor of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, and a China Studies faculty member. Her most recent book is Experimental Beijing: Gender and Globalization in Chinese Contemporary Art (Duke University Press, 2018), an ethnography of Chinese contemporary art as a zone of cultural encounter, in which post-socialist revaluations of rural and urban space, public and private boundaries, and masculinity and femininity are represented and questioned. Her first book, A Thousand Miles of Dreams: The Journeys of Two Chinese Sisters (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), traces the social history and border-crossing lives of two “modern girls,” a writer and a doctor, who emerged from China’s early twentieth-century women’s movement. Date, time, location, and lecture title are to be announced.
The Spring 2024 lecture closes out the season with Winnie Wong on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Wong is Associate Professor of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. Her first book, Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade (University of Chicago Press, 2014), is a study of Dafen village, China, the world’s largest production center for oil-on-canvas painting. With Mary Ann O’Donnell and Jonathan Bach, Wong co-edited Learning from Shenzhen: China’s Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City (University of Chicago Press, February 2017). Time, location, and lecture title are to be announced.
In preparation for the 2023-2024 Katz Distinguished Lecture season, we invite you to view and share the archive of past lecturers with colleagues or in your classrooms.