1. Message from the staff
In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the GSRC supported the Trans* Figures Poster Display to honor the courage and resiliency of trans* people across the country. The display is now permanently installed at the GSRC--come check it out over winter break!
The GSRC hosted two community visits this month: On Nov. 21, Intercultural Engagement, EOP, and Admissions helped us host 16 Project Q Youth (link) from the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center (link) for a college visit. And, in partnership with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the GSRC hosted an educational visit for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh LGBTQ Resource Center staff and interns on November 23.
The GSRC office will be closed Fri., Dec. 20 and return to normal business hours Thur., Jan 2. The GSRC wishes you all happy holidays, rest and reprieve for winter break, and we will see you next year!
2. Research highlight
Dr. Angelique Harris is wrapping up her residency at the GSRC and will be hosting a research event on March 25, 2013—stay tuned for details about this event. Summarizing her residency, Dr. Harris writes:
As a faculty fellow at the GSRC I was afforded the time and resources to focus on conducting, writing up, and disseminating some of my research. This semester I was able to write and submit a few paper manuscripts to scholarly journals for review as well as a book chapter for review, “Religion and Spirituality in AIDS Activism: A Womanist Framework”. My project, “Shifting the Focus from Obesity: Health Promotion among African American Women,” is coauthored with my health promotion research team from Marquette, the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the Bread of Healing Clinic here in Milwaukee. This paper explores how the development of the community partnership between the academic research team, the Bread of Healing Clinic, and community members from Lindsay Heights shifted the focus of the obesity prevention study. Finally, Sex, Sexuality, and Identity: The Experiences of African American Same Gender Loving People is a book manuscript that my SJS research team and I are currently in the process of writing that examines religion, spirituality, upbringing, and outness among African American same gender loving (an Afrocentric term for lesbian, gay, and bisexual) people.
Call for Papers: Gender and Jesuit Higher Education
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal (JHE) is inviting colleagues to submit papers for a special issue with theme of gender and Jesuit higher education. Topics may include: history, spirituality, pedagogy, workplace issues, the relationship of faith and justice, women’s influence in Jesuit higher education, masculinity (e.g., in Jesuit spirituality and pedagogy), sexuality, and so forth. You must submit your article for the Fall 2014 issue by August 1, 2014. For more information, click here.
3. Featured event
Faculty-In-Residence Application: Deadline EXTENDED
Application deadline for the Faculty-In-Residence in the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center for the 2014-2015 Academic Year has been extended! Faculty wishing to be considered for the 2014-2015 Faculty-In-Residence Program should submit a vita, letter of application, brief letter of support from your department chair, and single page abstract of a research project to Dr. Susannah Bartlow, Director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center no later than January 20, 2014. All applications will be reviewed by the GSRC Advisory Board and awardees will be notified by mid-February, 2014. Click here for more information.
4. Student project
Over the course of the semester, the GSRC has guided student staff and volunteers through research projects on sexual violence, trans* inclusion, and SAFE Training benchmarks, best models and practices for peer sex education, social justice language and vocabulary, Jesuit National Coming Out Day celebrations, and international education programs on gender and sexuality. With such a successful semester behind us, we celebrated our end-of-semester with a holiday party where we enjoyed many treats prepared by the professional staff, and participated in a Secret Gift Exchange organized by our graduate student.
The GSRC is sad to say that academic obligations are taking several of our student staff in other directions in the spring. The GSRC offers much gratitude to Riley Hoerner, Matthew Hyland, and Jenny Czubkowski--good luck on all your future endeavors and we hope to see you soon! Stay tuned for new staff introductions early in the spring semester.
News and Events
Check the website for the full spring calendar of events in early January.
Calendar of Diversity Events
Department of Public Safety
The Healing Center
Marquette University Medical Clinic
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
Sexual Assault Treatment Center
Sojourner Family Peace Center