Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School with Kristen Schilt and Chase Joynt

Wednesday Lunch at the Divinity School with Kristen Schilt and Chase Joynt

Kristen Schilt and Chase Joynt, speaking at today’s Wednesday Lunch program at The Divinity Schoool/ Schilt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and multi-media artist Chase Joynt are conducting a year-long collaborative project. Sponsored by a Mellon ...

Summary

Kristen Schilt and Chase Joynt, speaking at today’s Wednesday Lunch program at The Divinity Schoool/ Schilt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, and multi-media artist Chase Joynt are conducting a year-long collaborative project. Sponsored by a Mellon Fellowship in Arts Practice & Scholarship at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, their project explores the construction of public narratives about transgender identities. The collaborators will create a series of multi-media installations that deploy and disrupt positions of scholarly, artistic and experiential authority.

Wednesday Lunch is a Divinity School tradition started many decades ago. At noon on Wednesdays when the quarter is in session a delicious vegetarian meal is made in the Swift Hall kitchen by our student chefs and lunch crew. Once the three-course meal has reached dessert each week there is a talk by a faculty member or student from throughout the University, a community member from the greater Chicago area, or a guest from a wider distance.

Recorded in Swift Hall on April 30, 2014.