KATHRYN BOND STOCKTON portrait
  • Interim Associate Vice President Equity and Diversity
  • Dean of the School for Cultural and Social Transformation
  • Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity
  • Distinguished Professor, English
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Presentations

  • “I Am Your Physical Reader” American Studies Association Conference, Denver, November 2016 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2016.
  • “Seductive Praxis: The Intersectional Horizontal Hold” Invited lecture in new lecture series “Race, Sex, and Ethics,” Yale University, February 2017 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 09/2016.
  • “Ethical Jouissance? ‘God’ and Queer Kissing, the Gashing, of Bliss” Faculty Seminar, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University, February 2017 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 08/2016.
  • “Impure Thoughts” Keynote lecture, DC Queer Studies Symposium University of Maryland, April 2016 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2016.
  • “Sex on a Hook: Reading, Kissing, Fishing” Division Panel for Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature, Modern Language Association, Austin, Texas, January 2016 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2016.
  • "The Queer Child Now and Its Paradoxical Global Effects" Keynote lecture conference "Child Matters" Indiana University . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2015.
  • "The Queer Child Now and Its Paradoxical Global Effects" Keynote lecture conference on "Discourse/Power/Resistance" University of London, Goldsmiths College. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2015.
  • "Sameness, Underwear, Pleasure, and Need" Invited lecture for the annual Cloud Lecture College of William and Mary. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2015.
  • "Reading as Kissing, Sex with Ideas" Invited campus-wide lecture Haverford College (with Bryn Mawr College). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2015.
  • "Gods and Lips" Colloquium on my first book Haverford College. Other, Presented, 02/2015.
  • "The Queer Child Now and Its Racial Paradoxes" Keynote lecture conference on "Race/Indigeneity/Affect" Emory University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2015.
  • Response to panel, "Outlaws and In-Laws: New Constructions of the Family," American Academy of Religion Conference, San Diego, November, 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2014.
  • “I Want My ASA . . . As A Video Game” Plenary lecture, American Studies Association conference, November, 2014 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2014.
  • “Beyond Marriage Equality: Marriage as Camp” Keynote, Pride Gayla, University of Utah, October, 2014 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2014.
  • “I Was a Queer Child and So Were You: We Grow Sideways” Featured festival speaker in festival section, “Growing Sideways,” based on my book The Queer Child, Off-Plus Camera, International Film Festival, Krakow, Poland (May 2014) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2014.
  • “Growing Sideways” Panel presntation with two professors from Jagiellonian University, Krakow in festival section based on my book The Queer Child, Off-Plus Camera, International Film Festival, Krakow (May 2014) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2014.
  • “Sideways Growth and Signification” Conversation with graduate students at Jagiellonian University, Krakow (May 2014) . Other, Presented, 05/2014.
  • “Sex with Signifiers: ‘Lesbian’ Barebacking?” Keynote at symposium (one of five invited speakers, along with Leo Bersani), “What Is Sex?” SUNY Buffalo (April 2014) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2014.
  • “Teaching Queerly through the Black Panthers” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (March 2014) . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2014.
  • “Surfacing (in Reading): Is It Like Kissing or Some Other Sex Act?” Conference talk, C19 (conference for Nineteenth-Century Americanists), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (March 2014) . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2014.
  • “Sameness, Underwear, Pleasure, and Need” Keynote, Literary Buffs Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder (February 2014) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2014.
  • “Luxurious Politics, The Politics of Luxury” Invited lecture, Vanderbilt University (February 2014) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2014.
  • “Poverty and Sexuality” Symposium on my newest work, Tulane University (February 2014) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2014.
  • “The Queer Child Now and Its Paradoxical Global Effects” Invited lecture, Tulane University, New Media Studies (February 2014). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2014.
  • “The Queer Child Now and Its Paradoxical Global Effects” Plenary lecture, Univ. of Utah Law School, Conference on “Changing Sex/Changing Sexuality” (January 2014) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2014.
  • “The Queer Child Now and Its Paradoxical Global Effects” Plenary lecture, Univ. of Texas Law School, Conference on “Sexual Citizenship and Human Rights” (November 2013) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2013.
  • “If Queer Children Were a Video Game” Keynote lecture, University of California, Berkeley, Conference on “Queerness and Gaming” (October 2013) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2013.
  • “Sameness, Underwear, Pleasure, and Need” Inaugural lecture for academic year, Fisher Center for Research on Women Hobart and William Smith Colleges (September 2013) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2013.
  • “ ’Blacks’ and ‘Queers’ “ Symposium on my last two books, Fisher Center Faculty Fellows Research Group Hobart and William Smith Colleges (September 2013) . Other, Presented, 09/2013.
  • “Canonical Perversions, Global Seductions” UCLA, Mellon Symposium on New Curricula in Literatures in English (May 2013) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2013.
  • “Global Futures for Children’s Sexuality” Invited lecture, University of Minnesota, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Theory (April 2013) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2013.
  • “Children at the Switchpoint of Race and Sexuality” University of Maryland Law School, Conference on Switchpoint Stories, a conference named for my theory of “switchpoints” (March 2013) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2013.
  • “The Politics of Luxury: What Does Queer Theory Ask Us to Do?” Invited college-wide lecture, Grinnell College (February 2013) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2013.
  • “The Luxury of Praxis in Queer Theory” Modern Language Association, Boston (January 2013) . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2013.
  • “Race, Face, Ravage, and Lyrical Fat” Modern Language Association, Boston, Division of Psychological Approaches to Literature (January 2013) . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2013.
  • "Children's Passions and Kid Orientalism" Invited lecture, University of Alberta, Canada. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2012.
  • "Everyday Racism, Everyday Homophobia" Keynote, Duke University, Symposium with Jack Halberstam and Sharon Holland. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2012.
  • "Children's Passions and Kid Orientalism" Invited lecture, Aesthetics Faculty Aarhus University, Denmark. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2012.
  • "Pediatrics, Social Work, and the Queerness of Children" Invited lecture, Conference for Statewide Family Social Workers. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2012.
  • The Aesthetics Seminar Invited International Scholar (asked to respond to graduate student projects). Other, Presented, 10/2012.
  • "Children's Passions and Kid Orientalism" Invited lecture, UCLA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2012.
  • "Reimagining the Child and the Place of Child Studies in the Academy" Keynote, Dartmouth College Conference on Childhood Studies. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2012.
  • "Children's Passions and Kid Orientalism" Invited lecture, University of California, Berkeley. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2012.
  • "Somewhere a Child is Desiring You" Colloquium on my research University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center. Other, Presented, 04/2012.
  • "Children's Passions and Kid Orientalism" Fellowship lecture, University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center. Presentation, Presented, 04/2012.
  • "Redemption, Caviar, and Self-Punctuation" Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2012.
  • "How a Global Future for Child Sexuality is Now Surfacing" Keynote, Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Center for 20th C. Studies. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2012.
  • "Ecstasy, Exhaustion, and the Beauty of Defacement" Invited presentation to Graduate Students University of Illinois. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2012.
  • "Equality, Diversity, Queer Theory, and Children in a Modern Age" (keynote for the London launch of Durham University's new Centre for Sex, Gender, and Sexuality, November 2011). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2011.
  • "Equality, Diversity, Queer Theory, and Children in a Modern Age" (keynote for the Durham launch of Durham University's new Centre for Sex, Gender, and Sexuality, November 2011). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2011.
  • "Childhood, Sexuality, and the Politics of Consent" (roundtable talk, American Studies Association Convention, October 2011). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2011.
  • "The Strangeness of Sexuality and Children" (keynote for Biological Basis of Children's Health Symposium, annual statewide conference sponsored by the University of Utah Department of Pediatrics, September, 2011). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2011.
  • "Somewhere a Child is Desiring You: A Thought Experiment for Those Not in Need" (colloquium on my work in progress, Cornell University, School of Criticism and Theory, July 2011). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2011.
  • "Kid Orientalism: African-American HIV Children v. the Children of World Documentaries" (public lecture, Cornell University, School of Criticism and Theory, July 2011). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2011.
  • "Queer Theory, Queer Children, and the Sexual Child in a Racialized World" (invited lecture/colloquium on my recent work, Columbia University Law School, April 2011). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2011.
  • " 'Life Elevated': Making Luxury the One Necessity in the Academic-Industrial Complex" (invited plenary lecture at UCLA symposium on the future of Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, LGBT Studies, and Area Studies, March 2011). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • "Hot Times in Q-tah: Puritans, Caviar, and Self-Punctuation" (invited plenary lecture for symposium, Penn State University, March 2011). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • "What is a Woman? Why Don't We Know?" (invited lecture, Grand Rounds Gynecology/Obstetrics, University of Utah, January 2011). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2011.
  • "On the Queer Child" (invited lecture, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, January 2011). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2011.
  • “The Strangeness of Sexuality: What is Queer Theory? Are Children Queer?” 60th Annual Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture, University of Utah (October 2010) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/28/2010.
  • “Congress Insists that Children Must Be Harmed” Keynote, Conference on “Sex Offenders and the Limits of Queer Theory,” University of Chicago (May 2010) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/27/2010.
  • “Children’s Latent Passion?” Keynote, Conference on Child and Adolescent Sexuality, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy (May 2010) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/05/2010.
  • “Kid Orientalism: American Children, HIV, and the Sexualized Child in a Racialized World” Keynote, A Queer Americanist Colloquium, Bowdoin College (May 2010) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/01/2010.
  • “Children Queered by Color and AIDS” American Comparative Literature Association (April 2010) . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/01/2010.
  • "Jouissance, the Gash of Bliss" Keynote, Conference on "LIFE: Sexuality and Queer Studies," Emory University (conference cancelled due to funding); talk written, accepted for publication. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 10/20/2009.
  • “Sideways Growth” Invited Presentation, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU (Nov. 2009) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 10/15/2009.
  • “Causing Queer Children on Shakespeare’s TV” Invited Lecture, ACCUTE Conference (the Canadian MLA) (May 2009) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/30/2009.
  • "Pedagogy, Pedophilia, and the Pleasures of Harm," Invited Lecture, University of Toronto, Center for the Study of the United States. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/30/2009.
  • Conference Paper, Modern Language Association, Session on “Religion and Public Feelings”: “Rhythm,” December 2008 . Conference Paper, Presented, 12/27/2008.
  • Invited Lecture, UCLA, English and the Center for the Study of Research on Women: “Oedipus Raced, or the Child Queered by Color,” December 2008 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/10/2008.
  • Invited Lecture, University of Alabama, English Department: “The Smart Child Is the Masochistic Child: Pedagogy, Pedophilia, and the Pleasures of Harm,” November 2008 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/20/2008.
  • Invited Lecture, UC Davis, English and Queer Theory Research Cluster: “Growing Sideways, or Why Children Appear to Get Queerer in the Twentieth Century,” November 2008 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/15/2008.
  • Conference Paper, American Studies Association Panel on Childhood: “Money is the Child’s Queer Ride,” October 2008 . Conference Paper, Presented, 10/17/2008.
  • Invited Lecture, Cornell University, English Department, Symposium on Shakespeare: “LOST, or ‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’” September 2008 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/25/2008.
  • Invited Lecture, UC Santa Cruz, Cultural Studies and Queer Theory Research Group: “Theorizing the Queer Child,” May 2008 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/17/2008.
  • Closing Plenary, Duke University, the International Feminist Theory Conference: “Wedded to a Sign,” March 2008 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/21/2008.
  • Keynote Address, University of Missouri (first annual lecture in LGBT Studies):“Queer Theory and You: Genitals, Clothing, Pleasure, and Shame,” March 2008 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/17/2008.

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • The Sexual Child in a Racialized World. PI: Kathryn Bond Stockton. 04/01/2010 - present.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • India
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    acting as major consultant to Durham University as they launch a new Centre for Sex, Gender, and Sexuality.

Publications

  • Special Issue on “The Child Now,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, co-edited with Rebekah Sheldon and Julian Gill-Peterson (Volume 22, Number 4, 2016). Published, 10/2016.
  • "What is the Now, Even of Then?" forthcoming, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Volume 22, Number 4, 2016. Published, 10/2016.
  • “The Queer Child Now and Its Paradoxical Global Effects” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Volume 22, Number 4, 2016. Published, 10/2016.
  • Jouissance, the Gash of Bliss” in Clinical Encounters in Sexuality: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory, eds. Noreen Giffney and Eve Watson, Punctum Books, forthcoming, 2017. In press, 09/2016.
  • "Where Is Queer? In the Neighborhood, the Gesture, the Drug, the Word?" The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Volume 24, 2016, Oxford University Press. Published, 09/2016.
  • “If Queer Children Were a Video Game” in Queer Game Studies, ed. Bonnie Ruberg and Adrienne Shaw, University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming March 2017. In press, 08/2016.
  • "Reading as Kissing, Sex with Ideas: 'Lesbian' Barebacking?" "The 'No Crisis' Issue," Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, Fall 2015. Published, 12/2015.
  • “Is It in Your Body?” in Princeton Pocket Instructor on Literature, ed. William Gleason and Diana Fuss, Princeton University Press, 2015. Published, 10/2015.
  • “Monstrously Yours? Afterword” in Monstrous Children and Childish Monsters: Essays on Cinema's Holy Terrors, ed. Markus P.J. Bohlmann and Sean Moreland, McFarland, 2015. Published, 07/2015.
  • "If Queer Children Were a Video Game" forthcoming in Queer Game Studies, ed. Ben Aslinger, Bonnie Ruberg, and Adrienne Shaw University of Minnesota Press. Accepted, 05/2015.
  • “Reading as Kissing, Sex with Ideas: ‘Lesbian’ Barebacking?” journal-style article accepted for the series No Crisis by the Los Angeles Review of Books, appeared online, 2015. Published, 04/2015.
  • “Surfacing (in the Heat of Reading): Is It Like Kissing or Some Other Sex Act?” J19 (The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists), Volume 3, Spring 2015. Published, 04/2015.
  • “We’ll Be Happy, When? Affects, Orgasms, Singles, and Objects in Queer Theory” The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Vol. 22, 2014: 104-130, Oxford University Press. Published, 05/2014.
  • "Sexual Origami" Essay Review of Annamarie Jagose, Orgasmology (Durham: Duke University Press), 2013. Submitted, 11/2013.
  • "Tone on the Range: What to Make of Cruel Optimism?" Social Text, http://www.socialtextjournal.org/periscope/cruel-optimism/. Published, 01/2013.
  • "Toeholds and Sticking Points" Review of Stephanie Harzewski, Chick Lit and Postfeminism NOVEL, Volume 45, Number 3, Fall 2012. Published, 11/2012.
  • Review of Robin Bernstein, Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights Modern Drama, Volume 55, Number 4, Winter 2012. Published, 02/2012.
  • “Rhythm: Secular Feelings, Religious Feelings” (in Queer Times, Queer Becomings, ed. E. L. McCallum and Mikko Tuhkanen, SUNY Press, 2011). Published, 10/2011.
  • "Toeholds and Sticking Points": Review of Stephanie Harzewski's Chick Lit and Postfeminism, in NOVEL: A Forum for Fiction. In press, 09/2011.
  • "Afterword" (forthcoming in Reading Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: Gender, Sexuality, Embodiment, ed. Michael O'Rourke, Routledge). Accepted, 05/2011.
  • “The Queerness of Race and Same-Sex Desire” (in the Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Writing, ed. Hugh Stevens, Cambridge University Press, 2011). Published, 01/2011.
  • “LOST, or ‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’: Causing Queer Children on Shakespeare’s TV” (in Shakesqueer, ed. Madhavi Menon, Duke University Press, 2010). Published, 12/2010.
  • “Jouissance, the Gash of Bliss” (forthcoming in Clinical Encounters: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory, eds. Noreen Giffney and Eve Watson). Accepted, 01/2010.
  • The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century (Duke University Press, Series Q, 2009). Published, 10/15/2009.
  • "Being and Becoming Animal and Modern," review of Atavistic Tendencies by Dana Seitler (University of Minnesota Press), in Criticism (an academic journal). Accepted, 09/25/2009.