Queer Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group

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October 2019 Event with Kadji Amin, Director fo Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.  Photo by Sean Black.
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October 2019 Event with Kadji Amin, Director fo Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.  Photo by Sean Black.
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October 2019 Event with Kadji Amin, Director fo Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.  Photo by Sean Black.
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October 2019 Event with Kadji Amin, Director fo Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.  Photo by Sean Black.
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October 2019 Event with Kadji Amin, Director fo Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.  Photo by Sean Black.
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October 2019 Event with Kadji Amin, Director fo Graduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University.  Photo by Sean Black.
Queer Studies

 

Since 2006, and with support from UM’s Center for the Humanities, the Queer Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group has brought together scholars whose research and creative interests focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer studies. All participants maintain a commitment to interdisciplinarity and global perspectives. Faculty and graduate students from the University of Miami, Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, and other local institutions of higher learning take an active role in the group. Departmental affiliations include Anthropology, Art History, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures (including linguistics), Religious Studies, and Sociology. We also welcome members from other fields of the humanities, social sciences, health professions and STEM who are interested in humanistic approaches to the study of gender, sex, and sexuality, as well as advanced undergraduates. 


The group gathers approximately three times per semester to consider recent scholarship in queer and trans* studies. These discussions are complemented by visits from prominent academics in the field. One not need be a member of the Queer Studies Interdisciplinary Research Group to attend these talks. Recent invited speakers include Kadji Amin and Matt Brim. In Spring 2021, Sofian Merabet will give a lecture to the group. We have also organized two important symposia, the most recent of which resulted in the publication of a special issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online on the topic of "Thinking Queer Activism Transnationally," guest edited by Brenna Munro and Gema Pérez-Sánchez.


Two or three faculty and graduate students from different departments across the humanities co-convene the group each semester. Co-conveners must hail from at least two different departments to assure the interdisciplinary nature of our inquiries. Although the faculty co-convener must be a University of Miami member, the other co-convener(s) may belong to another institution. We also encourage graduate students to co-convene—a task that involves choosing the readings for and leading discussion on one of the semester’s meeting days. Graduate student co-conveners usually serve only for one semester. The UM faculty co-convener(s) arranges the schedule of meetings, helps to choose the readings for the semester in consultation with the QSIRG members, secures venues for meetings, and seeks co-sponsors for events. 

 

If you would like your name added to the QSIRG listserv or if you'd like more information about readings from past meetings, please write to one of the co-conveners listed below. 

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The Queer Studies IRG is on hiatus for Fall 2021.  Please check back for more information or contact the Center for the Humanities at humanities@miami.edu.

PAST EVENTS

ARCHIVED EVENTS
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