Dorms and Norms: College Spaces and the Search for Identity

Thu, Apr 2, 2015 | 4:30 PM | Alexander Library Teleconference Lecture Hall (169 College Avenue, 4th Floor)

Free and open to the Rutgers University community and the general public. Click here for directions to the Alexander Library.

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DESCRIPTION

The Tyler Clementi Center and its university partners host a panel discussion on the history of gender neutral housing and safe spaces at Rutgers University and on other college campuses. Click here to read the New York Times article about Rutgers’s groundbreaking efforts in creating gender neutral housing.

SPEAKERS

Sean Dowd is the Assistant Director of Residence Life for the College Avenue Campus at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

Jenny Kurtz is an Area Coordinator in the Office of Residence Life at Smith College. She joined the Rutgers community in 2008 and later served as the Director of the Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities at Rutgers until 2014.

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel is professor of comparative literature and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University, and a former director of the Institute for Research on Women (2011-13). She is the author of Saberes americanos: subalternidad y epistemología en los escritos de Sor Juana (Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, 1999), Caribe Two Ways: cultura de la migración en el Caribe insular hispánico (Ediciones Callejón, 2003), From Lack to Excess: “Minor” Readings of Colonial Latin American Literature (Bucknell University Press, 2008), and, most recently, Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-Colonial Migrations in a Pan-Caribbean Context (Palgrave, 2014). Click here to learn more about Professor Martínez-San Miguel, and here to learn more about the Institute for Research on Women.

SPONSORS

Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs | Rutgers Residence Life | Asian American Cultural Center | Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities