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May 2020

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[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure] QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Facsimile: Gaysian Intimacy in the Art Work of Tommy Kha” by Hoang Tan Nugyen

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their next lecture series QueerCurrent event. Nguyen Tan Hoang is a videomaker and film​ and ​media scholar. His short experimental videos include Forever Bottom!, ​PIRATED!, K.I.P, ​and ​I Remember Dancing. His videos have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Getty in Los Angeles, and the Pompidou Center in Paris. He is the author of A View from the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation (Duke UP, 2014) and articles…

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April 2020

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[Event Canceled Due to Campus Closure] QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “The Gay Second Generation: How Sexuality Shapes the Trajectories of Queer Sons of Immigrants” by Anthony Ocampo

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their next lecture series QueerCurrent event. Over the past two decades, researchers have produced thousands of studies on Latinx and Asian American children of immigrants, better known as the immigrant second generation. These studies have highlighted how structural, neighborhood, race, and cultural factors have facilitated divergent mobility trajectories for the contemporary second generation. Notably absent from these studies are the experiences of LGBTQ children of immigrants. Drawing on interviews with 63 Filipino and Latino…

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(Event Cancelled due to Campus Closure ) QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Documenting the Erotic Traces of Suicide and the Golden Gate Bridge” by Yetta Howard

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall, 10945 Dickson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Event Cancelled due to Campus Closure LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their next lecture series QueerCurrent event. This talk explores the Golden Gate Bridge as a queer memorial to the suicidal subjects who have jumped to their deaths from it. Drawing on archival, auditory, and visual documentation practices including Jenni Olson’s experimental documentary on the subject, Howard investigates the Bridge as a darkly erotic site of physical-ephemeral encounter. Yetta Howard is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature and…

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February 2020

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QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Dancing #BlackDeathMatters” by Shanté Smalls

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall, 10945 Dickson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Dancing #BlackDeathMatters: Transness, Femmness, and Public Protest LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their lecture series QueerCurrent. This talk takes seriously the work that Black dance can do as both public protest against State violence and as an aesthetic performance of Black aliveness. It will also discuss how dance interrupts and revises possibilities for living under conditions of antiblackness in the US. Shanté Paradigm Smalls (they/them/theirs) is an Assistant Professor of Black Literature & Culture at St. John’s University in…

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Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Haines Hall, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This academic year (2019-2020), the program in LGBTQ Studies is sponsoring a Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group! If you are a graduate student or a postdoc at UCLA in any department, you are welcome to attend. The group takes up relevant issues including dealing with challenging course content, managing classroom dynamics, being a queer TA in a classroom, balancing issues of work and life, and any other pedagogical concerns participants find central to their work as teachers and mentors. Come find support for your…

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January 2020

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QGRAD: Queer Graduate Conference 2020

January 31 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Royce Hall, 10945 Dickson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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UCLA’s QGrad: Queer Graduate Student Conference Queering Love: Across Subjectivities, Temporalities, and Decolonial Imaginaries See the Program for details. For guaranteed free meals, please RSVP until January 24, 2020.  QGrad is the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. LGBTQ Studies and QGrad invites you to our annual Queer Graduate Conference! This year’s conference will take place on Friday, January 31st, 2020 from 8AM to 7PM in Royce Hall Rooms 314 & 306 at the UCLA Campus. It is…

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Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group

January 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Haines Hall, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This academic year (2019-2020), the program in LGBTQ Studies is sponsoring a Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group! If you are a graduate student or a postdoc at UCLA in any department, you are welcome to attend. The group takes up relevant issues including dealing with challenging course content, managing classroom dynamics, being a queer TA in a classroom, balancing issues of work and life, and any other pedagogical concerns participants find central to their work as teachers and mentors. Come find support for your…

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QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Work! A Queer History of Modeling” by Elspeth Brown

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Charles E. Young Research Library, 280 Charles E Young Dr N.
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Work! A Queer History of Modeling LGBTQ Studies is pleased to cordially invite you to their second talk of the year-long lecture series QueerCurrent. Prof. Elspeth Brown discusses her recent book Work! A Queer History of Modeling (Duke University Press). Work! traces the queer history of modeling from the rise of photographic modeling in the early 20th century to the rise of the supermodel in the early 1980s. The book shows how the modeling industry has been shaped by queer sensibilities since…

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December 2019

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LGBTQS Co-sponsored event- OUTlet: Queer Dialogue

December 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LGBT Resource Center, 220 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Intergroup Dialogue Program (IGD), part of the Bruin Resource Center at UCLA, is facilitating OUTlet: a Queer Dialogue series this academic year. IGD encourages sustained dialogue versus debate or discussion to help individuals explore their own social identities (i.e. gender, race, nationality, dis/ability, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.) and associated positions within the campus community. Food and materials will be provided. Who: Facilitated by IGD Student Staff When: Mondays 12-1:00pm (Weeks 6, 8, & 10) Where: LGBT Resource…

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November 2019

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Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group

November 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Haines Hall, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This academic year (2019-2020), the program in LGBTQ Studies is sponsoring a Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group! If you are a graduate student or a postdoc at UCLA in any department, you are welcome to attend. The group takes up relevant issues including dealing with challenging course content, managing classroom dynamics, being a queer TA in a classroom, balancing issues of work and life, and any other pedagogical concerns participants find central to their work as teachers and mentors. Come find support for your…

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LGBTQS Co-sponsored Symposium- “You Imagine Me, and I Exist:” The Afterlives of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695)

November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Royce Hall, 10945 Dickson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The UCLA Center for Musical Humanities Presents: “You Imagine Me, and I Exist:” The Afterlives of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695) November 22-23, 2019 Royce 314 This symposium explores the multiple “afterlives” of Sor Juana, i.e., the many ways in which the famous/infamous nun has been represented – from 17th- and 18th-century visual and literary portraits to 20th- and 21st-century historical novels, poetry, plays, films, musical performances, visual arts, and even a Netflix mini-series. The title of the…

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LGBTQS Co-sponsored event- OUTlet: Queer Dialogue

November 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LGBT Resource Center, 220 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Intergroup Dialogue Program (IGD), part of the Bruin Resource Center at UCLA, is facilitating OUTlet: a Queer Dialogue series this academic year. IGD encourages sustained dialogue versus debate or discussion to help individuals explore their own social identities (i.e. gender, race, nationality, dis/ability, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.) and associated positions within the campus community. Food and materials will be provided. Who: Facilitated by IGD Student Staff When: Mondays 12-1:00pm (Weeks 6, 8, & 10) Where: LGBT Resource…

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QueerCurrent Lecture Series: “Boys Don’t Cry” By Stephan Pennington

November 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall, 10945 Dickson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Boys Don’t Cry: Historical Empathy, Silence, and the Trans Masculine Soundscape LGBTQ Studies is pleased to introduce and cordially invites you to their first talk of the year-long lecture series QueerCurrent. This talk will look at the role of silence in crafting a racialized trans masculine soundscape within the film Boys Don’t Cry, as well as the role of silencing in the fractious inter-generational queer debates about the film itself. Stephan Pennington is an Associate Professor of Music at Tufts…

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LGBTQS Co-sponsored event- OUTlet: Queer Dialogue

November 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LGBT Resource Center, 220 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The Intergroup Dialogue Program (IGD), part of the Bruin Resource Center at UCLA, is facilitating OUTlet: a Queer Dialogue series this academic year. IGD encourages sustained dialogue versus debate or discussion to help individuals explore their own social identities (i.e. gender, race, nationality, dis/ability, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.) and associated positions within the campus community. Food and materials will be provided. Who: Facilitated by IGD Student Staff When: Mondays 12-1:00pm (Weeks 6, 8, & 10) Where: LGBT Resource…

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October 2019

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Queer Graduate Pedagody Discussion Group

October 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Haines Hall, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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This academic year (2019-2020), the program in LGBTQ Studies will be sponsoring and launching a brand-new and exciting Queer Graduate Pedagogy Discussion Group! If you are a graduate student at UCLA in any department, you are welcome to attend. The group will be taking up relevant issues including dealing with challenging course content, managing classroom dynamics, being a queer TA in a classroom, balancing issues of work and life, and any other pedagogical concerns participants find central to their work as teachers and mentors. Come…

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September 2019

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LGBTQ Studies Minor 2019 Welcome Week Open House

September 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Haines Hall, 375 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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The LGBTQ Studies Program invites you to its Open House event on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 9:30 am – 10:30 in the Lavender Ballroom (Haines Hall A9). In this coming Welcome Week, join students, faculty, staff, and the new Chair, Professor Mitchell Morris for light breakfast and coffee to learn more about the LGBTQ Studies minor and our events for 2019-2020! Students from all majors are welcome to attend!

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October 2017

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UCLA QGRAD 2017: Radical Imaginaries: Scholar Activism

October 27, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ackerman Union, Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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In celebration of the 20th anniversary of LGBTQ Studies at UCLA, the 2017 QGrad Conference will focus on how LGBTQ Studies and trans and queer art and activism have transformed the world in the last 20 years. How have undocumented, Black and Brown, Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, Muslim, Fat, Disabled, incarcerated, Transgender and Gender Non-conforming communities/scholar- activists impacted LGBTQ studies? How are all of us systematically attacked and disempowered under the 45th presidential administration? How have our radical imaginaries fueled everyday resistance…

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May 2017

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2017 QScholars Undergraduate Research Symposium: Paint Yourself Whole Navigating Intersectionality in a Divided World

May 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conf. Room 11360, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575 United States + Google Map

This year’s theme explores the intersectionalities within the LGBTQ+ community and how we navigate, embrace, and negotiate our wholeness in a divided world. Topics Include (but not limited to): intersectionality in queerness and gender identity with military, religion, ability Status, and other socio-cultural affiliations. Keynote Speaker: Josh Feldman Actor and Creator of "The Chances"   2017 Qscholars Undergraduate Research Symposium- FLYER   RSVP HERE

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February 2017

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Otro Corazón 2: Queering Chicanidad in the Arts — A Valentine for Tomás Ybarra-Frausto.

February 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

On February 3, 2017, the UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Program and the Art History and Chicana/Chicano Studies Departments are proud to present Otro Corazón 2: Queering Chicanidad in the Arts — A Valentine for Tomás Ybarra-Frausto.    Co-organized by LGBTQ Studies Program Chair and Chicana/o Studies, English, and Gender Studies Professor Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Chicana/o Studies/Art History Professor Charlene Villaseñor-Black, the symposium will simultaneously explore the intersection of love, art, and identity politics in the work of queer Chicanx…

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October 2016

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“(RE)MAPPING QUEER MOBILITIES” UCLA 2016 Queer Grad Conference

October 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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