Public lecture, "Queers and Class: Toward a Cultural Politics of Love and Solidarity"

Hampshire College announces the Sixth Annual Eric N. Schocket Memorial  Lecture on Class and Culture:

"Queers and Class: Toward a Cultural Politics of Love and Solidarity"

Prof. Lisa Henderson
Department of Communication
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Main Lecture Hall
Franklin Patterson Hall
Hampshire College

Lisa Henderson is Professor of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She received her degree in Communication and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, and taught at Penn State before coming to Massachusetts.  From 2005-2009, she was director of CISA, the Five College Center for Crossroads in the Study of the Americas, and from 2009-13 she chaired the Department of Communication at UMass Amherst.  She is a radio producer by early training, a founding member of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Interest Group of the International Communication Association, and the 2011 recipient of the Roy F. Aarons Award for outstanding contribution to GLBT education and research from the Association for Education in 
Journalism and Mass Communication.

Prof. Henderson's research interests include cultural production, sexual representation, feminist media studies, and cultural studies of social class, with essays in a number of collections and such journals as Signs, Journal of Communication, GLQ, Feminist Media Studies, and Screen.  Her new book, Love and Money: Queers, Class and Cultural Production (2013) is available from NYU Press or visit

Eric Schocket taught American literature at Hampshire College from 1996 until his death in 2006. A much-admired teacher and colleague, his courses inspired a decade of students. Nationally, he was a leading figure in working-class studies. His writings on figures like Herman Melville, Rebecca Harding Davis, William Dean Howells, and Langston Hughes engaged the important relationship between class and culture. His book, Vanishing Moments: Class and American Literature, was published in 2006.

For more information, please contact Linda McDaniel (, Assistant to the Dean in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, Hampshire College.

We hope you will join us!

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 4:00pm