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CGED Research Seminar Series

Postgraduate Forum on Gender and Sexuality Research in the Arts

Postgraduate Forum on Gender and Sexuality Research in the Arts

Moderator: Miguel Antonio N. Lizada, PhD Candidate at the Department of Comparative Literature

Respondent: Dr. Dagmar Schäfer, Visiting Professor at the  Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Date: 13 March 2018

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM

Venue: Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

This forum gathers some of the MA, Mphil and PhD Arts students who will share their research interests and preliminary findings. Topics include representations of women and LGBTs literature and popular culture and gendered relations is globalised spaces. An open discussion follows the critical appraisal of the forum's distinguished respondent. This forum hopes to provide an avenue for colleagues who are working on gender and sexuality to meet and discuss overlapping and tangential issues related to their own work and to possibly network for future projects and collaborations.

The Respondent

Dr. Dagmar Schäfer holds a PhD in Chinese  Studies, Japanese Studies and Political Science from the University of Würzburg. She is currently the Director of Department III, "Artefacts, Action and Knowledge" at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Her concurrent academic appointments include serving as Honorary Professor, History of Technology, Technical University, Berlin; Adjunct Professor, Institute of Sinology, Freie Universität, Berlin; and Guest Professor, School of History and Culture of Science, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. She has published widely on the history and sociology of technology of China. She was a recipient of the History of Science Society: Pfizer Award in 2012 and the Association for Asian Studies: Joseph Levenson Prize in 2013 for her monograph The Crafting of the 10,000 Things (University of Chicago Press 2011). She is currently a Visiting Professor at the  Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences for this semester.

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