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Bodies of Knowledge 6

The Bodies of Knowledge 6 Symposium and Conference will be held at the University of South Carolina Upstate April 10 - 11, 2014 in the CLC Ballroom. This year, as many of our speakers and performers are focusing on various ways of being LGBTQ, we are taking up the broad topic of LGBTQ cultural morés. 

The event will kick off Thursday with a talk by Thomas McBee on being “Trans, but Not Like You Think.” Friday will include lectures by Dr. David Halperin (author of "How to Be Gay" and co-founder of "GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies") and Dr. Bernadette Barton (author of "Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays").

 Schedule of events and presentations

Registration fees for the sixth Bodies of Knowledge Symposium are as follows:

  • USC Upstate students, faculty and staff: free of charge
  • General public: 
    • $20 early registration:  accepted until March 15th 
    • $25 regular registration: accepted from March 16th - April 9th
    • $30 on-site registration: accepted on April 10th and 11th

Register online!  


Call for papers: New Normals, Old Normals, Future Normals

Directions to campus
Center for Women's and Gender Studies 
Bodies of Knowledge 2014 Schedule

Past events
Bodies of Knowledge 2008 View photos on Flickr!
Bodies of Knowledge 2014 View photos on Flickr!

Contact us
Dr. Lisa Johnson, Director
Center for Women's & Gender Studies
USC Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
(864) 503-5724