Gender/sexuality group seeks submissions
The Gender and Sexualities Studies Working Group is soliciting submissions for the upcoming fall quarter.
Students and papers can be from any field, discipline, or methodological tradition, as long as the research is relevant to gender and sexuality studies, broadly defined.
Interested persons should submit abstracts to email@example.com . Please include a substantive description of the work ( 500 words ) as well as a brief description ( no more than 250 words ) of the type of project. The deadline is Sept. 19 for abstracts.
The working group will meet on alternate Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the first floor seminar room of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at 5733 S. University Ave.
Quigley announces Pizer as new liaison
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley ( IL-05 ) has named Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer as his new LGBT liaison following the departure of Brandon Neese.
"The people of Illinois' Fifth District will benefit from Yoni's history of public service and his unwavering dedication to equality for all people," said Quigley in a statement.
Pizer has a history of involvement and activism in local, state, regional and national politics, including grass-roots campaigning and organizing with then-Sen. Barack Obama as well as Sens. Tammy Baldwin and Al Franken. He is active with several non-for-profit organizations including Chicago House, Human Rights Campaign and Lambda Legal Defense.
Pizer holds a B.A. in economics and integrated liberal studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.A. in marketing and operations from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.