Gayle Rubin to Deliver Next Year’s Kessler Lecture, December 5

The feminist anthropologist Gayle Rubin will be the
honoree of the David R. Kessler lecture for 2003, on Friday,
December 5 at 7:00 pm. Now in its 12th year, the Kessler
honors a scholar who has made a lifetime contribution to the
field of Lesbian/Gay/Transgender/Bisexual/Queer Studies. Rubin,
a professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, is the
author of several foundational works in the field, including The
Traffic in Women: Notes on the “Political Economy” of Sex (1975)
and the equally ground- breaking Thinking Sex (1984), perhaps
the most reprinted and translated theoretical work in contemporary
sexuality studies by an American author.