Jen Manion Lecture and Workshop

Professor Jen Manion of Amherst College will visit UConn as our Fall 2019 Gender & History visiting scholar. They will be present for a lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 12 and a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Lecture: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 4:30 pm at the Konover Auditorium. Manion will preview their forthcoming book, Female Husbands: A Trans History, 1740-1910 (Cambridge University Press, 2020). A public reception will follow.

Workshop: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 10-11:30 am in the Wood Hall Basement Lounge. There will be a seminar and discussion of a pre-circulated piece “The Category of the Human in Women’s and Gender History: A Trans Reflection.” Open to graduate students and faculty; pre-circulated paper available from Cornelia Dayton,

Professor Manion is Associate Professor of History at Amherst College. Manion’s books include Liberty’s Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America (2015) and, edited with Jim Downs, Taking Back the Academy: History of Activism, History as Activism (2014).