LGQRI Announces Speaker Series

blue square with yellow and white text reading" 2019/2020 LGQRI Speaker Series"
blue square with yellow and white text reading" 2019/2020 LGQRI Speaker Series"

The Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI) is proud to announce their 2019/2020 speaker series! The longest running IRWG program area, LGQRI was founded in 2001 with the goal of fostering interdisciplinary scholarship and conversation around LGBTQ and sexuality studies. 

This year's lineup includes an LGBTQ LatinX theme (denoted with an asterisk*). 

Richard Rodriguez*Richard T. Rodríguez (Media & Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside)
The Stars Down Below: Sex, Labor, and the Fantasy of Hollywood 
October 21 / 4:00 pm / 3222 Angell Hall
Presented by Critical Contemporary Studies (CCS) Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop with cosponsorship from LGQRI. More information.

Victoria Gonzalez-Rivera*Victoria Gonzalez-Rivera (Chicana and Chicano Studies, San Diego State University) 
Writing Western Nicaragua's Colonial and Post-Colonial LGBTQ Histories
October 22 / 4:00 pm / 1014 Tisch Hall
Presented by Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS).  Co-sponsors: Department of History; Rackham Graduate School; Colonialism, Race, and Sexualities Initiative (CRSI) and Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI) at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG); Women's Studies; Institute for the Humanities. More information.

Matthew Leslie Santana*Matthew Leslie Santana (Music, University of California San Diego)
Transformismo masculino: Drag King Performance in Post-Socialist Cuba
November 4 / 4:00 pm / 2239 Lane Hall
More information.

Clayton HowardClayton Howard (History, Ohio State University)
The Closet and the Cul-de-Sac: The Politics of Sexual Privacy in Northern California
December 6 / 12:00 pm / 2239 Lane Hall (Lunch provided)
More information.

Hector Carillo*Héctor Carrillo (Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies, Northwestern University)
February 20 / 4:00 pm / 2239 Lane Hall


Andrea Bolivar*Andrea Bolivar (Women’s Studies, University of Michigan) 
March 26 / 4:00 pm / 2239 Lane Hall


*part of our LGBTQ Latinx Series

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