Lunches with Leaders - Dr. Simone Chess
This event is in the past.
Noon to 1 p.m.
5155 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Lunches with Leaders is an ongoing series for Honors students that introduce them to a variety of leaders on-campus and in our community. The hour-long program includes a lunch for attendess and is limited to 25 students.
Join us on Tuesday, September 26 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in the Honors College (2100 UGL) for the first Lunches with Leaders of the Fall semester featuring Dr. Simone Chess, Director of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies (GSW) Program and Associate Professor of English.
In addition to articles and book chapters about bathrooms, gender labor, blindness, and other topics related to early modern queer, trans, and disability studies, she is the author of Male-to-Female Crossdressing in Early Modern English Literature: Gender, Performance, and Queer Relations (Routledge, 2016) and coeditor, with Colby Gordon and Will Fisher, of a special issue on “Early Modern Trans Studies” for the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (2019). Chess is currently working on two new book projects, one on Shakespeare and trans culture for the Routledge “Spotlight on Shakespeare” series and another focused on disability, queerness and adaptive technologies in the early modern period.
Dr. Chess' research interests and areas of expertise include early modern British literature and culture, queer and trans studies, gender and sexuality, and disability studies.