Monday, January 22, 2018

California-Riverside’s Jane Ward to Keynote AMSA XXVI in March 2018

Jane Ward, Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California Riverside will be the keynote speaker at the American Men’s Studies Association’s Twenty-Sixth Annual Conference on Men and Masculinities to be held in Minneapolis, March 22-25, 2018.

Ward’s published work focuses on a broad range of topics including feminist pornography, queer parenting, transgender relationships, the corporatization of gay pride festivals, the race politics of same-sex marriage, and the social construction of heterosexuality and whiteness, the failure of diversity programs and the evolution of HIV/AIDS organizations. She she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies.

She is the author of Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men (New York University Press, 2015). Her first book, Respectably Queer: Diversity Culture in LGBT Activist Organizations was named by The Progressive magazine as a best book of 2008. Currently, Ward is working on a monograph titled The Tragedy of Heterosexuality: How Sexism Doomed the World’s Most Cherished Union (and Hid the Wreckage).

For more information on Ward, visit her website.

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