"Not in Our House?: Violence Against the LGBQ Community"
A panel discussion with
Tobias Wolff, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Ted Martin, Executive Director, Equality Pennsylvania
Stefanie Knauss, Dept. of Theology, Villanova University
4:00 pm, Thursday, April 23
East Lounge, Dougherty Hall
Co-sponsored by GSC
This panel will promote a conversation about violence against gay and lesbian men and women in our communities. Panelists will include Villanova students and alumni as well as Tobias Wolff, Ted Martin, and Stefanie Knauss.
Tobias Wolff writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure and complex litigation, the conflict of laws, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law. He is co-author (with Linda Silberman and Allan Stein) of Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice (Aspen, 3d ed 2009) and his recently published articles include Civil Rights Reform and the Body (Harvard Law & Policy Review), Redeeming the Missed Opportunities of Shady Grove (with Stephen Burbank) (University of Pennsylvania Law Review), and Federal Jurisdiction and Due Process in the Era of the Nationwide Class Action (University of Pennsylvania Law Review). Wolff has served as counsel or counsel for amici curiae in many civil rights cases seeking equal treatment under law for LGBT people. He won the A. Leo Levin Award for Excellence in an Introductory Course in 2009.
Ted Martin is the Executive Director of Equality Pennsylvania, the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political advocacy organization. He is also a busy volunteer, and serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations. In 2011, Martin was named a Person of the Year by the Philadelphia Gay News. He and his husband, Dwayne, reside in Camp Hill outside of Harrisburg and were married on June 19, 2008 in La Jolla, California.
Stefanie Knauss studied Catholic Theology and English Language and Literature in Germany and the UK, and has her ThD from Graz University in Austria. She's assistant professor of theology and culture at Villanova University. Her research focuses on gender/queer studies and theology, body and religion, and theology and culture. Her monograph "More than a Provocation: Sexuality, Media and Theology" was published in 2014.