Monday, March 21, 2011

Lascivious memories from U of Chicago

From the U of Chicago alumni magazine letters section:
Lascivious memories, please

Kristen Schilt, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, and I, a graduate student, are seeking alumni who attended or chose not to attend the Lascivious Costume Ball between 1969 and 1984 to participate in interviews about their experiences.

The interview will cover your experiences with the Lascivious Costume Ball, including your reasons for attending or not attending. Additionally, you will be asked to reflect on what the event meant to you, what the event was like, the role you feel it played (or didn’t) in the College community, and your opinions on public perceptions of the event. You must be an alumna/alumnus of the University of Chicago, and you must be familiar with the Lascivious Costume Ball as it was between 1969 and 1984 to participate in the study. For further information, please contact Celene Reynolds at celene.reynolds [at] [...].

Celene Reynolds
Some thoughts:

1. I'm still bummed that the LCB died the year before I arrived at Chicago.

2. This research sounds like fun. Might yield NIH funding too if the health aspects were appropriately highlighted in the proposal.

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