The Seventh Annual DC Queer Studies Symposium
The symposium will be a daylong series of conversations in critical queer and gender studies focused on what is happening to queer intimacy as the legal and social status of LGBT people and same-sex relationships undergoes change, in the US and throughout the world. Events will include concurrent paper sessions, a buffet lunch, and an evening reception. The day will culminate with the keynote address by Katherine M. Franke, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School. She was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2011-2012. Among her recent publications are “Dating the State: The Moral Hazards of Winning Gay Rights,” “Public Sex, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Afterlife of Homophobia,” and “Longing for Loving.” Her book in progress explores the curious role of the right to marry in larger civil-rights struggles, comparing African Americans in the immediate post-Civil War period with same-sex couples today.
DC Queer Studies is a group of faculty from schools in the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area formed in 2006 to discuss new works in the field and to exchange, support, and cultivate new ways of engaging with LGBT/Queer/Sexuality Studies across the disciplines and across institutions.
Please join us for what promises to be a lively spring festival of scholarly exchange in an interdiscipline that continues to challenge and transform the humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the world in which we live.
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We ask that attendees preregister by April 4 so that we can plan food accordingly. However, on-site registrations will also be accepted.