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.