Mar 11, 2008    #011
Contact: Wandra Brooks Green

Kathryn Bond Stockton addresses "Queer Theory and You" Part of UMKC Pride Lecture Series

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Division of Diversity, Access and Equity welcomes Kathryn Bond Stockton, Ph.D., professor of English and director of gender studies at the University of Utah, on March 17, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the UMKC University Center, Pierson Auditorium, 5000 Holmes. Stockton's topic is "Queer Theory and You." The event is free and open to the public.

Stockton's most recent book, "Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where 'Black' Meets 'Queer'" was a national finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and last month she received the national prize in her field for the best essay in gay and lesbian studies. Her forthcoming book is entitled "The Queer Child."

"Kathryn Bond Stockton is a professor, author, and brilliant public scholar. Her contributions to the study of gender and gender identity continue to challenge historic and current discourse," said Karen Dace, Ph.D., Deputy Chancellor for the Division of Diversity, Access and Equity. "Dr. Stockton's depth of understanding adds to the research on and about LGBTQ communities and individuals. In addition to her scholarly writings, she has been awarded multiple teaching awards for her insightful, open and energetic teaching style."

The Division of Diversity, Access and Equity's social justice and diversity lecture series provides a forum for open discussion and continued learning around these issues. For information, visit or call 816-235-6704.

The University is committed to an inclusive community that is open, respectful and supportive of LGBTQ students, faculty and staff. UMKC Pride was established to provide an outlet for discussion and discovery of and for the LGBTQ community. Also, it creates an opportunity to center discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in its programming.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Celebrating 75 years, UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban engagement.

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This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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