“Our bodies are also occupied territories. Perhaps the ultimate goal of performance, especially if you are a woman, gay or a person ‘of color,’ is to decolonize our bodies and make these decolonizing mechanisms apparent to our audience in the hope that they will get inspired to do the same with their own.” -Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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CSGS Visiting Scholar: Elizabeth Boskey

CSGS Visiting Scholar: fall 2011/spring 2012

Elizabeth BoskeyElizabeth Boskey

Elizabeth Boskey, Ph.D. is a part-time assistant professor at the SUNY Downstate School of Public Health and a science writer specializing in sexual health. In addition to the several hundred articles on sexually transmitted diseases she has written in her role of Guide to STDs at, she is the author of The Invision Guide to Sexual Health (Harper Collins, 2005) and America Debates: Genetic Testing (Rosen Publishing 2007).

She is also the editor of the second edition of The Truth About Rape (DWJ Books 2010). Trained in Biophysics and Public Health, her current focus is on how the biological sciences can be used to inform the social discourse on gender and sexuality.

Current research:

My project explores the ways in which women’s healthcare in the United States is often paternalistic and coercive in ways that men’s healthcare is not. It explores the medical, political, and societal issues surrounding the Papanicolau (Pap) smear with the goal of determining how the medical establishment may be able to alter their practices to best protect the public’s health while still maintaining respect for women’s autonomy. In addition, it investigates the ways in which social attitudes about sexuality, in particular female sexuality, can impede the processes of policy making and research in reproductive health.

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** SPRING 2017 EVENTS **

csgs spring 2017 events calendar

Recording Angels: Witnessing Trauma at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Class, & Empire

recording angels

a conversation among journalists, writers, & scholars with Jade E. Davis, Eric Fair, & Liat Katz, and moderated by Patrick Blanchfield

March 31, Friday
6 to 8 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612

Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

a film screening & discussion with Emani Love

April 20, Thursday
7 to 9 pm

140 East 14th Street, Multi-Purpose Room