Queer Research Day

Queer Research Day

"Queer theorizes what escapes, exceeds, and resists normative formations"

(Helen Hok-Sze Leung, 2008, p. 3)

In light of the radical potential of queer—as theories, identities, politics, and communities—how can we challenge normalcy, and indeed, live, study, and think through queer’s impossibilities and nuances. Queer Research Day (QRD) works to cultivate a space for students, staff, and faculty on campus to highlight how we are addressing queerness across and between our respective disciplines.

The goal of QRD is to empower one another, share our queer research, and foster community through interdisciplinary research and scholarship.

Queer Research Day

April 13, 2018
Prillaman Hall, Room 1105
10:30am - 5:00pm

Queer Research Day Registration

 

    • Time
      Event
      Paper Title(s)
      Location
    • 10:30am - 4:00pm
      Registration
       
      HS Lobby
    • 11:00am - 11:15am
      Welcome
      Dr. Cameron Greensmith and Jessica Duvall
      HS1105
    • 11:15am-12:15pm
      Keynote
      Dr. Sarah Holliday
      HS1105
    • 12:15pm - 12:30pm
      Break
       
       
    • 12:30pm - 1:15pm
      Queer Places

      Queering Bookstores: A Case Study of Charis Books and More
      Datricia Rollins

      Beyond Bathrooms
      Jessica Fisher

      HS1105
    • 1:15pm - 1:30pm
      Break
       
       
    • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
      Queer Activism

      Queering Activism: The Emergence of Queer Service Organizations in Toronto
      Madison Bobbitt and Abbigail Mercer

      Movement from Deviance to Normativity: Some Queers are on the Rise
      Jon McMurdo

      Queer Advocacy: The Personal is Political
      Kelsey Friedrich

      HS1105
    • 2:30pm - 2:45pm
      Break
       
       
    • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
      Queer Cultures

      Queer Collage: Kenneth Halliwell and Joe Orton's Defaced Library Books
      Dr. Ashley Sheldon

      Josephine Baker and the Invisibility of Female Homosexuality
      Erin Ryan

      The New Lens of Normality: An Exploration of Queer Representation in Fairytales
      Dylan Carter

      LGBTQ+ and Feminist South Asian Artists: Queerisms of Identity
      Alisha Puri

      HS1105
    • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
      Networking & Refreshments
       
      HS1001
    • 4:00pm - 4:15pm
      Break
       
       
    • 4:15pm - 4:45pm
      Queer Approaches
      Queer Developmental Approaches to Working with Young People
      Dr. Kathy Skott-Myhre and Dr. Hans Skott-Myhre
      HS1105
    • 4:45pm - 5:00pm
      Closing Remarks
       
      HS1105

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Cameron Greensmith (cgreensm@kennesaw.edu) or Jessica Duvall (jduvall6@kennesaw.edu).

Queer Research Day is a partnership between LGBTQ Student Programs, Department of Social Work and Human Services, and the Presidential Commission on LGBTQ Initiatives.

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