Jack Halberstam

Jack Halberstam


USC’s Jack Halberstam to present “Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Guide to Gender Variance”

Free public lecture is Wed., Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m.

2 February, 2017 by John Hopkins

WOOSTER, Ohio – Jack Halberstam, a professor of English, gender studies, and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, will present “Trans*: A Quick and Quirky Guide to Gender Variance” on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m., in Freedlander Theatre, 329 E. University St., on the College of Wooster campus. The event is free and open to the public.

A well-known gender theorist, specializing in cultural studies, queer theory, and visual culture, Halberstam is the author of five books, including Female Masculinity (Duke University Press, 1998), In a Queer Time and Place (NYU Press, 2005), and Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Beacon Press, 2012). Halberstam earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of California-Berkeley, and a master’s and doctorate from the University of Minnesota.

Halberstam’s lecture is being co-sponsored by the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, the Office of Sexuality and Gender Inclusion, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Queer People of Color, k(NO)w, Queer Student Union, and the Departments of Comparative Literature and English.