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Gender Identity Constructions

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July 11 + 14, 6-8pm ET

Stephanie Bonvissuto

This course examines the varied sociopolitical construction of gender and sexual identities in the current Western moment of late capitalism. Using current anti-trans legislation as a point of departure, we will explore prior scholarship focusing on identities defined through sexual politics and the limits of social constructionism in troubling the gender binary. We will pay special attention to the influences of discourse and language, the impacts of race, and to conversations regarding gender nonconforming identities and the real-world challenge of leading livable lives.

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Stephanie Bonvissuto is a PhD Candidate and Instructor in the Dept. of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University specializing in gender and sexual identity formations and the Sociology of Gender, Sexuality, and Space, respectively. Her dissertation is titled "Making Room for Queer Spatiality: Discursive Designs of All-Gender Spaces."

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