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The Gender and Sexuality Reading Group (Gen/Sex) at Penn provides a regular forum for discussions related to gender, sexuality, feminism, queer theory, and their intersections with other fields. The group convenes several times a month to discuss readings and provides a space for graduate students and faculty in and outside the Penn community to present works-in-progress. Invited speakers over the last two years have included Carrie Rentschler, Michael Trask, José Muñoz, Stephen Best, Sharon Marcus, and Jordana Rosenberg. The Gender and Sexuality Reading Group recently helped organize Queer Method, a conference that explored queer studies' inter- and anti-disciplinary impulses, the methodological innovations in the field, and asked what the tangible parameters of a queer methodology might be, and featured talks by Alison Bechdel and a host of scholars in the field. Please contact Riley McGuire ( or Jess Shollenberger ( with any questions.



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