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

  • "Child v. Word v. Image v. Money: Anglo Queer Childhood Meets Global Queer Childhood" Masterclass presentation for Faculty/Graduate Students from the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex, held at the University of Brighton, United Kingdom. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/17/2017.
  • "Kiss This, Children" Invited lecture for campus and community, Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender, University of Brighton, United Kingdom. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/16/2017.
  • "The Dream of Face: Race and Sex and Blue-Black Kissing" Invited lecture, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies with the Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh, September 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/29/2017.
  • "Making Out, Queerly: Kissing, Reading, Sex with Ideas" Seminar on my new book manuscript via Short-Term Visiting Fellowship for High-Impact Scholars, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh, September 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/28/2017.
  • "Trans Feminism" Invited talk (invited by Toronto Pride Committee), Toronto Pride, June 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/21/2017.
  • "Race, Face, Ravage, and Lyrical Fat: Deleuze and Childhood Poverty" Keynote lecture, 10th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Toronto, June 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/19/2017.
  • "The Kiss (I Was a Spiritual Fox in the Henhouse)" performance for Moth MainStage National Tour, invited by the New York City producer of NPR's The Moth, Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/30/2017.
  • "Erotic Signifiers and Reading's Decay" Invited lecture for English Department's lecture series of three major visitors for the year (lecturers chosen via Department Town Hall), University of Pennsylvania, March 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/23/2017.
  • “Ethical Jouissance? ‘God’ and Queer Kissing, the Gashing, of Bliss” Faculty Seminar, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University, February 2017 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/09/2017.
  • “Seductive Praxis: The Intersectional Horizontal Hold” Inaugural lecture in new lecture series “Race, Sex, and Ethics,” Yale University, February 2017 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/08/2017.
  • “I Am Your Physical Reader” American Studies Association Conference, Denver, November 2016 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2016.
  • “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

  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (2017). Making Out, Queerly: Kissing, Reading, Sex with Ideas. New York University Press (with the Los Angeles Review of Books). Accepted, 11/14/2017.
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (2017). "On the Eve of Weather" Afterword to Reading Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: Gender, Sexuality, Embodiment, ed. Lauren Berlant . Duke University Press. Accepted, 07/2017.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • "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.
  • “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.