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Clara Benson Building, Room 307, 320 Huron Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3J7
  • November 15, 2022 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) cordially invites you to the
inaugural Dr. Brian Pronger Lecture:

In My Queer Zone:
“Vulnerable” Bodies and Carnal Knowledge in Cancer’s Margins

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Geneviève Rail
Distinguished Professor Emerita
Simone de Beauvoir Institute & Women’s Studies
Concordia University

Reflecting on Pronger’s legacy and ground-breaking writings on the body, gender, sexuality, desire, health, science and technology, Dr. Genevieve Rail will discuss recent research that aims to document how sexual minoritized individuals navigate fields of knowledge inflected by dominant discourses on biomedicine, risk, neoliberalism, homophobia and stereotypical rhetorics of “women’s health” and “lesbian health”, in line with Pronger’s stout resistance to patriarchal, homophobic and territorializing projects.

The lecture is open to all, and will be livestreamed. We welcome students, staff, and faculty from across the University of Toronto community, as well as alumni of the Faculty and members of the public. There is no cost to attend but registration is required.

A link to the livestream will be provided to registrants a few days before the event.

This lectureship honors the memory of scholar and activist Dr. Brian Pronger (1953 – 2018), an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education and founding member of the University of Toronto’s Sexual Diversity Studies undergraduate program. The series aims to celebrate his legacy of teaching and social justice in critical studies of sports and physical activity.