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Queer Publics, Queer Praxis [QP^2] 

Friday, April 1, 2016
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, "Politicized Bodies: Queerness, Liberalism, Radicalism & New Ontological Formations": 9:45am - 11:15am 

  • 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, "Embodied Encounters: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture & Performance": 11:30am - 1:00pm

  • 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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