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3 photos. Photo 1 of 2016 keynote speaker. Photo 2 logo of Schochet Endowment. Photo 3 of McNamara atrium

Last year's symposium program is listed below.


Queer Publics, Queer Praxis [QP^2] 

Date: Friday, April 1, 2016
Location: Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Hosted by the Steven J. Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota 
Keynote Address by: Dr. Sandra Soto, Visiting Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota 


  • Registration: 9am - 9:30am
  • Welcome Address: 9:30am
  • Panel 1: 9:45am - 11:15am
    • "Politicized Bodies: Queerness, Liberalism, Radicalism & New Ontological Formations"
    • SeungGyeong Ji, "'Savior's Betrayal': Neocolonialism, Homonationalism and Sexual Politics in U.S.-South Korea Relations"
    • Clinton Glenn, "Left/Right Red/Blue: Towards a Politics of Queerness"
    • Beaudelaine Pierre, "Relational Ontologies of Political Struggles"
    • Kyle Whipple, "Queer Theory in STEM Education"
  • Panel 2: 11:30am - 1:00pm
    • "Embodied Encounters: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture & Performance"
    • Michelle Lee, "Queer Communical/Curatorial Labor" 
    • Nicholas Guarriello, "Beautiful Bodies? Gender Performance and Identity Formation in Miss Gay America"
    • Alessandra Williams, "Stardust: Dancing a Radical Queer Praxis"
    • Naimah Petigny, "Fugitive Flesh: Embodiment and Self-Objectification in Queer Black Liberation Movements" 
  • Lunch: 1:00pm - 1:30pm 
  • Keynote Address, Dr. Sandra Soto, "Queer flâneur: Crusing the Greater Mexican Café": 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Free and open to the public.


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