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

  • Invitation to deliver the INSIDE/OUT Lecture at Leeds School of Arts, Leeds Beckett University, UK. , Accepted, 2022.
  • Invitation to deliver the annual, campus-wide Stonewall Lecture at Dartmouth College (May 2022). , Other, 2022.
  • "From Dialogue to Structure to Two-Way Flow," on Zoom to the University of Connecticut. , Presented, 2020.
  • All of my 2020 in-person, invited lectures were CANCELED due to COVID-19. , Other, 2020.
  • “Seductive Praxis” Keynote Symposium on Social Work Practicums, College of Social Work, University of Utah. , Presented, 2019.
  • “Just How Queer Are Queer Theory’s Methods?” Featured Scholar Workshop UMass Amherst Methods Symposium. , Presented, 2019.
  • “Making Out as Queer Experiment” Featured Scholar Roundtable with Pheng Cheah, UC Berkeley, and Jayna Brown, Pratt Institute UMass Amherst Methods Symposium. , Presented, 2019.
  • "Kissing, Reading, and Sex with Ideas: I Was a Queer Child and So Were You" Youth Cultures Conference, Toronto. , Presented, 2019.
  • "What is Kid Orientalism?" Invited lecture Linkoping University, 30th Anniversary Symposium of Child Studies in Sweden (20 scholars invited from Europe, Australia, and the United States). , Presented, 2018.
  • "Seductive Praxis" Invited lecture Mellon Foundation Celebration of 30th Anniversary of Grantmaking in South Africa (25 scholars from around the world). , Presented, 2018.
  • "I Was a Queer Child and So Were You" Park City Institute Subscription lecture series. , Presented, 2018.
  • "I Was a Queer Child and So Were You" Campus-wide lecture Hood College. , Presented, 2018.
  • "I Was a Queer Child and So Were You" Common Hour Lecture, attended by entire campus (faculty, students, and staff) Franklin & Marshall College. , Presented, 2018.
  • "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. , Presented, 2017.
  • "Kiss This, Children" Invited lecture for campus and community, Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender, University of Brighton, United Kingdom. , Presented, 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. , Presented, 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. , Presented, 2017.
  • "Trans Feminism" Invited talk (invited by Toronto Pride Committee), Toronto Pride, June 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • "Race, Face, Ravage, and Lyrical Fat: Deleuze and Childhood Poverty" Keynote lecture, 10th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Toronto, June 2017. , Presented, 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. , Presented, 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. , Presented, 2017.
  • “Ethical Jouissance? ‘God’ and Queer Kissing, the Gashing, of Bliss” Faculty Seminar, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University, February 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • “Seductive Praxis: The Intersectional Horizontal Hold” Inaugural lecture in new lecture series “Race, Sex, and Ethics,” Yale University, February 2017. , Presented, 2017.
  • “Impure Thoughts” Keynote lecture, DC Queer Studies Symposium University of Maryland, April 2016. , Presented, 2016.
  • "The Queer Child Now and Its Paradoxical Global Effects" Keynote lecture conference "Child Matters" Indiana University. , Presented, 2015.
  • "The Queer Child Now and Its Paradoxical Global Effects" Keynote lecture conference on "Discourse/Power/Resistance" University of London, Goldsmiths College. , Presented, 2015.
  • "Sameness, Underwear, Pleasure, and Need" Invited lecture for the annual Cloud Lecture College of William and Mary. , Presented, 2015.
  • "Reading as Kissing, Sex with Ideas" Invited campus-wide lecture Haverford College (with Bryn Mawr College). , Presented, 2015.
  • "The Queer Child Now and Its Racial Paradoxes" Keynote lecture conference on "Race/Indigeneity/Affect" Emory University. , Presented, 2015.
  • “Beyond Marriage Equality: Marriage as Camp” Keynote, Pride Gayla, University of Utah, October, 2014. , Presented, 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). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 2014.
  • “Sameness, Underwear, Pleasure, and Need” Keynote, Literary Buffs Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder (February 2014). , Presented, 2014.
  • “Luxurious Politics, The Politics of Luxury” Invited lecture, Vanderbilt University (February 2014). , Presented, 2014.
  • “The Queer Child Now and Its Paradoxical Global Effects” Invited lecture, Tulane University, New Media Studies (February 2014). , Presented, 2014.
  • “Poverty and Sexuality” Symposium on my newest work, Tulane University (February 2014). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 2013.
  • “If Queer Children Were a Video Game” Keynote lecture, University of California, Berkeley, Conference on “Queerness and Gaming” (October 2013). , Presented, 2013.
  • “Sameness, Underwear, Pleasure, and Need” Inaugural lecture for academic year, Fisher Center for Research on Women Hobart and William Smith Colleges (September 2013). , Presented, 2013.
  • “Canonical Perversions, Global Seductions” UCLA, Mellon Symposium on New Curricula in Literatures in English (May 2013). , Presented, 2013.
  • “Global Futures for Children’s Sexuality” Invited lecture, University of Minnesota, Interdisciplinary Research Group on Theory (April 2013). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 2013.
  • “The Politics of Luxury: What Does Queer Theory Ask Us to Do?” Invited college-wide lecture, Grinnell College (February 2013). , Presented, 2013.
  • "Everyday Racism, Everyday Homophobia" Keynote, Duke University, Symposium with Jack Halberstam and Sharon Holland. , Presented, 2012.
  • "Children's Passions and Kid Orientalism" Invited lecture, University of Alberta, Canada. , Presented, 2012.
  • "Children's Passions and Kid Orientalism" Invited lecture, Aesthetics Faculty Aarhus University, Denmark. , Presented, 2012.
  • "Pediatrics, Social Work, and the Queerness of Children" Invited lecture, Conference for Statewide Family Social Workers. , Presented, 2012.
  • "Children's Passions and Kid Orientalism" Invited lecture, UCLA. , Presented, 2012.
  • "Reimagining the Child and the Place of Child Studies in the Academy" Keynote, Dartmouth College Conference on Childhood Studies. , Presented, 2012.
  • "Children's Passions and Kid Orientalism" Invited lecture, University of California, Berkeley. , Presented, 2012.
  • "Ecstasy, Exhaustion, and the Beauty of Defacement" Invited presentation to Graduate Students University of Illinois. , Presented, 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. , Presented, 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). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 2011.
  • "Kid Orientalism: African-American HIV Children v. the Children of World Documentaries" (public lecture, Cornell University, School of Criticism and Theory, July 2011). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 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). , Presented, 2011.
  • "Hot Times in Q-tah: Puritans, Caviar, and Self-Punctuation" (invited plenary lecture for symposium, Penn State University, March 2011). , Presented, 2011.
  • "What is a Woman? Why Don't We Know?" (invited lecture, Grand Rounds Gynecology/Obstetrics, University of Utah, January 2011). , Presented, 2011.
  • "On the Queer Child" (invited lecture, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, January 2011). , Presented, 2011.
  • “The Strangeness of Sexuality: What is Queer Theory? Are Children Queer?” 60th Annual Frederick W. Reynolds Lecture, University of Utah (October 2010). , Presented, 2010.
  • “Congress Insists that Children Must Be Harmed” Keynote, Conference on “Sex Offenders and the Limits of Queer Theory,” University of Chicago (May 2010). , Presented, 2010.
  • “Children’s Latent Passion?” Keynote, Conference on Child and Adolescent Sexuality, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy (May 2010). , Presented, 2010.
  • “Kid Orientalism: American Children, HIV, and the Sexualized Child in a Racialized World” Keynote, A Queer Americanist Colloquium, Bowdoin College (May 2010). , Presented, 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. , Other, 2009.
  • “Sideways Growth” Invited Presentation, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU (Nov. 2009). , Other, 2009.
  • “Causing Queer Children on Shakespeare’s TV” Invited Lecture, ACCUTE Conference (the Canadian MLA) (May 2009). , Presented, 2009.
  • "Pedagogy, Pedophilia, and the Pleasures of Harm," Invited Lecture, University of Toronto, Center for the Study of the United States. , Presented, 2009.
  • Invited Lecture, UCLA, English and the Center for the Study of Research on Women: “Oedipus Raced, or the Child Queered by Color,” December 2008. , Presented, 2008.
  • Invited Lecture, University of Alabama, English Department: “The Smart Child Is the Masochistic Child: Pedagogy, Pedophilia, and the Pleasures of Harm,” November 2008. , Presented, 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. , Presented, 2008.
  • Invited Lecture, Cornell University, English Department, Symposium on Shakespeare: “LOST, or ‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’” September 2008. , Presented, 2008.
  • Invited Lecture, UC Santa Cruz, Cultural Studies and Queer Theory Research Group: “Theorizing the Queer Child,” May 2008. , Presented, 2008.
  • Closing Plenary, Duke University, the International Feminist Theory Conference: “Wedded to a Sign,” March 2008. , Presented, 2008.
  • Keynote Address, University of Missouri (first annual lecture in LGBT Studies):“Queer Theory and You: Genitals, Clothing, Pleasure, and Shame,” March 2008. , Presented, 2008.
  • "Children's Passions and Kid Orientalism" Fellowship lecture, University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center. , Presented, 2012.
  • Conference Paper, Modern Language Association, Session on “Religion and Public Feelings”: “Rhythm,” December 2008. , Presented, 2008.
  • Conference Paper, American Studies Association Panel on Childhood: “Money is the Child’s Queer Ride,” October 2008. , Presented, 2008.
  • “A Queer Theorist on Ecstatic Kissing” Interview conducted by Angelo Bautista for NPR’s To The Best of Our Knowledge. Other, Presented, 2019.
  • National Launch of Avidly Reads, featuring a reading from Making Out, Shakespeare and Company, New York City. Other, Presented, 2019.
  • "Gods and Lips" Colloquium on my first book Haverford College. Other, Presented, 2015.
  • “Sideways Growth and Signification” Conversation with graduate students at Jagiellonian University, Krakow (May 2014). Other, Presented, 2014.
  • “ ’Blacks’ and ‘Queers’ “ Symposium on my last two books, Fisher Center Faculty Fellows Research Group Hobart and William Smith Colleges (September 2013). Other, Presented, 2013.
  • The Aesthetics Seminar Invited International Scholar (asked to respond to graduate student projects). Other, Presented, 2012.
  • "Somewhere a Child is Desiring You" Colloquium on my research University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center. Other, Presented, 2012.
  • “I Am Your Physical Reader” American Studies Association Conference, Denver, November 2016. , Presented, 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. , Presented, 2016.
  • “I Want My ASA . . . As A Video Game” Plenary lecture, American Studies Association conference, November, 2014. , Presented, 2014.
  • Response to panel, "Outlaws and In-Laws: New Constructions of the Family," American Academy of Religion Conference, San Diego, November, 2014. , Presented, 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). , Presented, 2014.
  • “Teaching Queerly through the Black Panthers” Society for Cinema and Media Studies (March 2014). , Presented, 2014.
  • “The Luxury of Praxis in Queer Theory” Modern Language Association, Boston (January 2013). , Presented, 2013.
  • “Race, Face, Ravage, and Lyrical Fat” Modern Language Association, Boston, Division of Psychological Approaches to Literature (January 2013). , Presented, 2013.
  • "Redemption, Caviar, and Self-Punctuation" Society for Cinema and Media Studies. , Presented, 2012.
  • "Childhood, Sexuality, and the Politics of Consent" (roundtable talk, American Studies Association Convention, October 2011). , Presented, 2011.
  • “Children Queered by Color and AIDS” American Comparative Literature Association (April 2010). , Presented, 2010.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • proposed renewal of Andrew W. Mellon grant for creating a Center for Pasifika and Indigenous Knowledges. PI: - 2025. Total project budget to date:
  • Andrew W. Mellon grant for Intersectional Studies: one of 5 universities chosen to create a national network for intersectional research, teaching, and community engagement. PI: - 2024. Total project budget to date:

Geographical Regions of Interest

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

Publications

  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). Making Out, Queerly: Kissing, Reading, Sex with Ideas. New York University Press (with the Los Angeles Review of Books). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). The Queer Child, or Growing Sideways in the Twentieth Century (Duke University Press, Series Q, 2009). Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). Making Out. New York University Press. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). Gender(s). MIT Press. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). “LOST, or ‘Exit, Pursued by a Bear’: Causing Queer Children on Shakespeare’s TV” (in Shakesqueer, ed. Madhavi Menon, Duke University Press, 2010). Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). "On the Eve of Weather" Afterword to Reading Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick: Gender, Sexuality, Embodiment, ed. Lauren Berlant. Duke University Press. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). “Is It in Your Body?” in Princeton Pocket Instructor on Literature, ed. William Gleason and Diana Fuss, Princeton University Press, 2015. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). “Rhythm: Secular Feelings, Religious Feelings” (in Queer Times, Queer Becomings, ed. E. L. McCallum and Mikko Tuhkanen, SUNY Press, 2011). Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). “Kiss This. After Words,” Afterword for The Queerness of Childhood: Essays from the Other Side of the Looking Glass,. Palgrave. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). “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. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). "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, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). “The Queerness of Race and Same-Sex Desire” (in the Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Writing, ed. Hugh Stevens, Cambridge University Press, 2011). Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). “Jouissance, the Gash of Bliss” (forthcoming in Clinical Encounters: Psychoanalytic Practice and Queer Theory, eds. Noreen Giffney and Eve Watson). Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). 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). Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). “How ‘the Child’ Turned Me Sideways: An Interview with Queer Theorist Kathryn Bond Stockton”: for a dossier on Queer Childhoods in Latin America. Mistral: Revista de Historia Intelectual y Cultural de las Mujeres Latinoamericanas (dossier includes 8 essays in Spanish and Portuguese by scholars from Argentina and Chile; interview in English), ed. Alexandra Josiowicz. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). "Reading as Kissing, Sex with Ideas: 'Lesbian' Barebacking?" "The 'No Crisis' Issue," Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly Journal, Fall 2015. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). "What is the Now, Even of Then?" forthcoming, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Volume 22, Number 4, 2016. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). “The Queer Child Now and Its Paradoxical Global Effects” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Volume 22, Number 4, 2016. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). "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. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). “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. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). “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. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). "Tone on the Range: What to Make of Cruel Optimism?" Social Text, http://www.socialtextjournal.org/periscope/cruel-optimism/. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). “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. Accepted, .
  • Lead author (date unknown). "Sexual Origami" Essay Review of Annamarie Jagose, Orgasmology (Durham: Duke University Press), 2013. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). "Toeholds and Sticking Points" Review of Stephanie Harzewski, Chick Lit and Postfeminism NOVEL, Volume 45, Number 3, Fall 2012. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). "Being and Becoming Animal and Modern," review of Atavistic Tendencies by Dana Seitler (University of Minnesota Press), in Criticism (an academic journal). Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). "Toeholds and Sticking Points": Review of Stephanie Harzewski's Chick Lit and Postfeminism, in NOVEL: A Forum for Fiction. Accepted, .
  • Kathryn Bond Stockton (date unknown). Review of Robin Bernstein, Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights Modern Drama, Volume 55, Number 4, Winter 2012. Accepted, .