Past Event

Love in the Digital Age

Pamela Anne Quiroz, Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies at UIC, will be joining us as our guest speaker.

With one third of marriages in the U.S. beginning online, there’s no doubt the quest to find love and romance via the internet is here to stay. How has digital media changed human interaction and relationships? Join us for an intimate conversation exploring this and more at Free Street Theatre in the historic Pulaski Park Fieldhouse.

Questions for Consideration
Are we looking for love in all the right places?  How has digital media changed human interaction and relationships?  What does the rise in people looking for love online indicate about the physical (or lack thereof) spaces in communities where people can meet?  How is online dating affecting the way that we interact and date with each other offline? How are the connections facilitated by smart phone apps (like Grindr or Tindr) different from traditional online dating sites?​
Want to learn more? 

Pamela Anne Quiroz (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1993) is Professor of Sociology and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Author of Adoption in a Color-blind Society [Rowman and Littlefield], Professor Quiroz’ research focuses on identity and the various contexts in which it is shaped and performed. She is currently Board Member on the Council on Contemporary Families, the North American Editor for Children‘s Geographies, and Editor of Social Problems. Her book, Personal Advertising: Dating, Mating and Relating in Modern Society is the culmination of ten years of research on how people meet and mate, and is scheduled for publication with McFarland Press.

If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580 at least 72 hours prior to the event. 

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