Oct 7 2021

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

Interdisciplinary Conference

October 7 - 8, 2021

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


SCE Cardinal Room and Zoom


750 South Halsted, Online, Chicago, IL 60612



Organizers: Mark Canuel, JT Turner, Nic Weststrate 

This conference explores nonbinary gender within 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?

Hosted by UIC Institute for the Humanities, with UIC co-sponsors Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Department Sociology; Gender and Sexuality Center, Honors College, College of Education

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Date posted

Jun 14, 2021

Date updated

Jun 14, 2021