January 26, 6 PM
Location: Payne Room
Free and open to the public
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Join us on Thursday, January 26, at 6 pm, for a conversation with Leah DeVun, Professor of History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University, and Nancy Thebaut, Assistant Professor of Art History at Skidmore. They will talk about how we visualize queer, trans, and nonbinary communities in the past and present through art and scholarship, and how we might chart a path toward the future.
This event is co-sponsored by the Art History Department, Studio Art Department, History Department, and the Tang. This event was initially scheduled for December 1, 2022, but postponed.
Leah DeVun is a Professor at Rutgers University in the departments of History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. DeVun is the author of three books and edited volumes including, most recently, The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender from Genesis to the Renaissance (Columbia University Press, 2021). DeVun has been interviewed or featured in The New York Times, Artforum, Huffington Post, People Magazine, Hyperallergic, LA Review of Books, Out, Art Papers, Feature Shoot, Redbook, and Slate, among others, and has participated in exhibitions and programs at universities and arts venues that include Baxter Street Camera Club, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Blanton Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Drexel University’s Pearlstein Gallery, Leslie-Lohman Museum, NYU’s Tracey-Barry Gallery, the ONE Archives Gallery and Museum at the University of Southern California, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, the Wexner Center, and Yale University’s Greene Gallery. DeVun has lectured internationally and received grants and residential fellowships from the National Science Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UCLA, the Huntington Library, and the Stanford Humanities Center, among others.