New Work in Queer Studies – A Workshop

04. Jul

Monday 4 July 2022, 1:30-7:00pm. Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Room C 40.606

Queer Studies remains one of the most dynamic and generative fields within the humanities and social sciences. While it continues to serve as a site of critical interdisciplinary inquiry into questions of gender and sexuality, over the last three decades it has also steadily introduced and applied its own theoretical, methodological and analytic innovations to fields well beyond what has traditionally been considered the immediate remit of gender and sexuality studies.

This interdisciplinary workshop introduces and discusses New Work in Queer Studies, bringing together an international group of scholars and providing an opportunity to engage with their most recent (or forthcoming) work. It addresses gender and sexuality in ways that draw from History, Anthropology, and Performance Studies while taking up questions of representation, religion, political economy, agriculture and the image of the liberal city. The workshop is made up of the following four lectures:

  • Juana María Rodríguez (Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley): ‘Representing Desire, Desiring Representation: The Amazing Past of Adela Vazquez’
  • Omar Kasmani (Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Center (CRC 1171) Affective Societies,  Freie Universität Berlin): ‘Introducing Queer Companions
  • Gabriel N. Rosenberg (Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies and of History, Duke University): ‘Hubert Goodale’s Feminized Cockerels: Industrial Chicken Breeding, Sex Control, and the Early History of Endocrinology’
  • Max Schnepf (Research Associate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin) and Ursula Probst (Research Associate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin): ‘Re,fracting Queer Berlin: Reflections on a City’s Liberal Image’

This workshop is organised by Ben Trott ( and hosted by the Gender and Diversity Research Network. It is open to all members of the university. The event will take place in English. It is financed in part via the Leuphana University of Lüneburg Gleichstellungsfond.

For more information, please write to:

Gender and Diversity Research Network:

Abstracts for the lectures along with speakers’ biographies can be found here:

A precise timetable for the workshop will follow.