Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference set for Potsdam Oct. 25
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 2:38 pm

POTSDAM -- The Gender and Sexuality Studies faculty of Clarkson University will host its first annual Gender and Sexuality Studies Conference of the Associated Colleges Oct. 25 at the campus.

The events start with an opening lecture at noon in Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 212 by Mecke Nagel, professor of philosophy at SUNY Cortland, who explores the implications of anti-slavery abolitionism as applied to human trafficking and prison eradication.

Following the lecture, attendees can participate in conversations at student poster sessions and information tables from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. in the Snell Atrium. Keynote speaker, Jyoti Puri, professor of sociology at Simmons College in Boston, will speak at 3 p.m. in the Snell Hall Room 213.

The conference will end with a book launch and signing party from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in Educational Resources Center Room 1504. Refreshments will be served. For information about the conference or about the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program contact Annegret Staiger at staiger@clarkson.edu.