Beyond Bullying: Rethinking Queerness, Youth and Schooling

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Photo of Jessica Fields
Associate Professor of Sociology Jessica Fields discusses the Beyond Bullying Project, which uses community-based storytelling to understand and interrupt the ordinary hostility in high schools to LGBTQ sexuality and lives. Fields launched this Ford Foundation-funded project with Laura Mamo, Jen Gilbert and Nancy Lesko. Free.
Humanities Building, Room 108
Women and Gender Studies Department
Women and Gender Studies Department
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Fields teaches courses on research methods, sexuality and education, queerness and health, social problems, writing and professional development in sociology and sexuality studies. In 2008, Fields wrote Risky Lessons: Sex Education and Social Inequality (Rutgers), a school-based ethnography that received the 2009 Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship Book Award from American Sociological Association’s Race, Class, and Gender Section. Fields’ forthcoming book, The Promise: Participatory Sexuality Research with Incarcerated Women of Color, is a study of the affective conditions of learning about HIV in the context of risk, betrayal, intimacy and subjugation.

This event is part of the Women and Gender Studies Department fall lecture series, taking place on Thursday afternoons this semester.