Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies


As you are aware, in order to complete your SDS collaborative specialization you need to have taken a half credit course, at the graduate level, related to sexuality or gender. As some students have been having trouble finding the required content in their home departments we have put together a course that will meet that need. The course will be taught by Professor Dina Georgis who taught SDS1000 last year. Below you will find information about the course and the time that it will be happening. Please let me know if you would like to be enrolled ASAP. Thank you.

SDS1999H Visual and Narrative Expressions of the Queerly Sexual

Instructor: Prof. Dina Georgis

Time/Location: *not offered in 2016-2017*

Drawing on visual and narrative cultures of sexual expression, this course aims to think about the worlds created from site of desire, sexual curiosity, and erotic interest. In conversation with key theoretical texts, students will explore the psycho-social creations of sexual experience. Queer sexual difference will be examined for the ways it can be framed and and not framed through sexual categories. By examining aesthetic texts, students will think about how desire interacts with sexual identity and cultural production. The course will also explore the everyday aesthetic life of sexual expression and come to understand i’s political potential.

SDS1000H Theory and Methods in Sexual Diversity Studies (January 2017)

Instructor: TBD

Time/Location: Winter Term, Fridays, 1-3pm

This course is designed to serve as the core course for the Collaborative Specialization in Sexual Diversity Studies, although students whose departments are not part of the Collaborative Specialization, or who for other reasons, are not in the program are nevertheless very welcome to take the course if spaces are available.  Registration in the course requires a ballot, which must be submitted to the Bonham Centre office at

The ballot for the 2016-2017 course is available here.

Ballot Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016