Spring 2013 Queer Studies Lecture Series, WGS Dept., SSU
Thursdays, 12:00-12:50, Stevenson 1002
All lectures free and open to the public
January 24. Shana Goldin-Perschbacher ~ Intro to Queer Studies via Music and Pop Culture
Shana Goldin-Perschbacher, (Ph.D. 2008, University of Virginia), is Stanford’s first Queer Studies Postdoctoral Fellow. Her scholarship and teaching theorize identity and affect through analysis of sonic, visual, film, and social media, feminist and queer theory, ethnography, and history.
January 31. Virgie Tovar ~ There's Glitter In Fatlandia: Fat Activism as an Unapologetic Queer Politic
Virgie Tovar is a fat activist, body image expert and coach. She is the editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion, and holds an MA in Human Sexuality with a focus on race, gender, and body size.
February 7. Efren Bose ~ LGBTQ Health Issues: An Introduction
Efren Bose will be completing his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UC San Francisco in March 2013, and has had almost 20 years of activist experience in the LGBTQ, people of color and HIV/AIDS communities. Two things that he's proud of while at UCSF have been helping to coordinate the only course in the nation on trans health issues at a health sciences university, and finishing his capstone project: a study of the experiences of HIV+ patients with antiretroviral medication adherence.
February 14. Juana María Rodríguez ~ Queer Latinidad
Juana María Rodríguez is Assoc. Prof. & Vice Chair of Pedagogy in the Gender & Women's Studies Dept. at UC Berkeley, where she also directs the Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender and Sexuality, and the LGBT Studies Minor. She is the author of Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces and has published articles related to sexuality studies, queer activism in a transnational context, critical race theory, technology and media arts, and Latin@ and Caribbean studies.
February 21. Logan Talbot ~ The "Evolving" Politics of Gay Marriage: From Bowers v. Hardwick to Hollingsworth v. Perry
An Alabama native, Logan Talbot became involved in the gay rights movement as a community organizer in the Deep South. He has worked for an LGBT political action committee that helps elect LGBT candidates all over the globe and is currently in his second year at Berkeley Law School.
February 28. Madeleine Lim ~ Telling Our Own Stories ~ Film: "The Gift of Family"
Madeleine Lim is an internationally acclaimed award-winning filmmaker with more than 20 years of experience. Her films have screened at sold-out theaters at international film festivals around the world and have been broadcast on PBS. The film, “The Gift of Family,” is an intimate look at the joys and challenges of queer Black women raising children.
March 7. Helen Carroll ~ Fighting Homophobia in Sports
Helen J. Carroll joined the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) in 2001 to lead the Sports Project. She is well known in the sports world as an acclaimed national championship basketball coach from the University of North Carolina-Asheville. Helen had been a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Athletic Director for 12 years, and now devotes all her efforts to fighting homophobia in sports by directing NCLR's Sports Project.
March 7. *Evening Performance in Warren Auditorium, 7pm*
D’Lo ~ D’FaQTo Life
D’Lo is a queer Tamil Sri L.A.nkan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian and music producer. D’FaQTo Life (pronounced De Facto) is a roller-coaster ride of emotions with stories executed through stand-up, spoken word/poetry, and theater. D’Lo explores topics relating to South Asia and transgender social justice from the perspective of being a child of immigrant parents, raised in hip hop culture while trying to negotiate how identifying as “queer” intersected with a passion to create political art.
March 28. Julie Shulman ~ Bi Any Other Name: Non-binary Attraction Among Therapy Clients
Dr. Shulman is a feminist psychologist who teaches in the graduate program in Counseling at Sonoma State University. She specializes in the role of culture in therapy, women's sexuality and lesbian/gay/bisexual mental health.
April 4. Tracy Garza ~ Intersectionality, Disability, and LGBTQ Communities
As one of the founding Board Members, Tracy Garza has been actively involved with Transgender Law Center. An ardent advocate for LGBT and disability issues, Tracy has also served as volunteer at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, GLAAD, the San Francisco LGBT Center, and the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, and is currently a member of the S.F. Human Rights Commission’s LGBT Advisory Committee.
April 11. Anna Conda/Glendon Hyde ~ Finding a Voice
From a small gay child in Pittsburgh, PA to a San Francisco activist of note. Entertainment Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco, Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club President 2012, Supervisor Candidate 2010, Miss Trannyshack 2004, All American Athlete 2004 (swimming), star of stage and screen. But all I ever wanted was to be a model.
April 25. Larry Yang ~ Queerness, Mindfulness, and Social Justice
Larry Yang teaches meditation and mindfulness nationally. Larry is a Spirit Rock teacher and a core teacher of East Bay Meditation Center (Oakland). Trained as a psychotherapist, he also has spent six months as a monastic in Thailand. His website www.larryyang.org and his blog http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-yang/ feature his writing about gay marriage and LGBTIQ spirituality.