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Jennifer Doyle, Art Critic, "Em and Them: Gender, Grief and Queer Pedagogy" (as part of "Feels" exhibition in Ford Gallery)

Jennifer Doyle is a Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside.She is a queer theorist, art critic and sports writer.

"Em and Them: Gender, Grief and Queer Pedagogy", was written in memory of Em Bohlka, a University of California, Riverside graduate who died in the December 2016 Oakland Ghost Ship fire. Drawing from José Muñoz's writing on Eve Sedgwick, Gary Fisher and incommensurate forms of difference, Jennifer Doyle meditates on difference and those forms of loss which are difficult to memorialize within institutional contexts like a university. This lecture also addresses generational difference in the classroom — most specifically, the transformation of the campus sexual community led by genderqueer and trans students. It is a personal reflection on queer theory, pedagogical limits and the lasting forms of connection which develop between students and teachers. This lecture is part of a new book project tentatively titled, The Forms of Our Content: Queer Theory and the Scene of Friendship.

Jennifer Doyle is the author of Campus Sex, Campus Security (2015), which explores the intersection of discourse on sexual harassment and campus security, Hold it Against Me: Difficulty and Emotion in Contemporary Art (2013), which examines how artists work with emotion, and Sex Objects: Art and the Dialectics of Desire (2006), which considers how artworks are about sex. Along with José Esteban Muñoz and Jonathan Flatley, Doyle is co-editor of Pop Out: Queer Warhol (1996).  She is also widely known for her feminist sports blogs, "From a Left Wing" (2007–2013) and "The Sports Spectacle." She was a co-host for KPFK Los Angeles's "The People's Game," a daily podcast for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and wrote online commentary for Fox Soccer during the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

From 2002 to 2005 she dj'd for Vaginal Davis's weekly club Bricktops as "Pirate Jenny de Montpellier." She is currently a member of the volunteer collective which runs the artspace Human Resources Los Angeles.

Doyle has taught American literature, visual culture and queer theory at the University of California, Riverside since 1999. In 2012, Doyle won an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital | The Warhol Foundation.[6] She was also the 2013-2014 Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the University of the Arts, London.