The 2017 Summer Institute in Sexualities Studies lecturers will include: 

Dr. David Eng, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser, Washington University

Dr. Trish Salah, Queen’s University

Dr. Aparna Mishra Tarc, York University

Over the course of five days, the participants will engage in lectures, master classes, roundtables and creative workshops using a wide variety of approaches to consider the intersections of perversion, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and race. By bringing together internationally renowned lecturers and graduate students from a variety of disciplinary and geographical backgrounds, the Summer Institute provides an international and multidisciplinary platform for learning, sharing and developing research and theory in the area of sexuality studies.

Dr. David Eng

Dr. David L. Eng is Richard L. Fisher Professor and Graduate Chair in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also Professor in the Program in Asian American Studies, the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies. Eng has held visiting professorships at the University of Bergen (Norway), King’s College London, Harvard University, and the University of Hong Kong. He is the recipient of research fellowships from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, and the Mellon Foundation, among others. In 2016, Eng was elected an honorary member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) in New York City. Eng is author of The Feeling of Kinship: Queer Liberalism and the Racialization of Intimacy (Duke, 2010) and Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian America (Duke, 2001). He is co-editor with David Kazanjian of Loss: The Politics of Mourning (California, 2003) and with Alice Y. Hom of Q & A: Queer in Asian America. In addition, he is co-editor of two special issues of the journal Social Text: with Teemu Ruskola and Shuang Shen, “China and the Human” (2011/2012), and with Jack Halberstam and José Esteban Muñoz, “What’s Queer about Queer Studies Now?” (2005). His current book project, “Reparations and the Human,” investigates the relationship between political and psychic genealogies of reparation in Cold War Asia. Eng is also completing a co-authored book with Shinhee Han, A Dialogue on Racial Melancholia: On the Social and Psychic Lives of Asian Americans, a collection of psychoanalytic case histories and commentaries on Asian immigrants in the diaspora (Duke, forthcoming 2017).

Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser

Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser is assistant professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests include critical race theory, queer theory, and sexuality studies. Her monograph Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism was recently published by NYU Press, and she is currently at work on another project tentatively titled “Brown Jouissance: Feminine Imaginings.”

Dr. Trish Salah

Dr. Trish Salah is the author of the Lambda award-winning Wanting in Arabic, and of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1, and co-editor of special issues of the Canadian Review of American Studies and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. Her teaching and research addresses the psychoanalysis of race and colonialism, trans and queer poetics and literatures, and the transnational study of race, gender, sexuality and cultural production. She is assistant professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University.

Dr. Aparna Mishra Tarc

Bio: Aparna Mishra Tarc is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education York University. Her scholarship examines the dynamic place of pedagogy in the ongoing subject formation of person.  Mishra Tarc is the author of many articles and the book Literacy of the Other: Renarrating Humanity (SUNY Press).  She is currently working on the book length project Pedagogy in the Novels of J.M. Coetzee (Routledge).

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