QGrad 2012

Published: April 26, 2016
UCLA Queer Studies Conference 2012


Friday, October 19, 2012
314 Royce Hall, UCLA


9:30-10:45 Addressing the Community Needs of LGBT Youth of Color
Organized by the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law
Moderator: Bianca D. M. Wilson, Senior Scholar of Public Policy, The Williams InstituteLaura E. Durso, Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
Project Access: Addressing the Community Needs of Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Male Youth of Color in Los AngelesAngeliki Kastanis, Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
The RISE Initiative: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Children & Youth In Foster CareLisa Powell, Attorney at Law and Co-Founder, Black Lesbians United (BLU)
LGBT Youth Mental Health Project
10:45-11:45 Keynote Address

Sandra K. Soto, University of Arizona
For Those Who Were Never Meant to Survive: Queering Attrition in Arizona

11:45-1:00 Queer Indigeneities Unsettling Settler Colonialism
Moderator: Mishuana Goeman, UCLAJodi A. Byrd, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
We Are All Native Here: Colonial Critique and Its Queer ErrantQwo-Li Driskill, Oregon State University
Asegi Archive: Cherokee Gender, Sexuality, and Memory

Dan Taulapappa McMullin, Claremont Graduate University
Tiki Porn: Appropriation of Pacific Islands Cultures by Western Kitsch, Art, and Film

1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:35 The Other Archive of Desire: Remapping LGBT Histories
Moderator: Maylei Blackwell, UCLAKai M. Green, University of Southern California
Towards a Black Queer Geography: The Struggle Over the Uses of Erotic in a Time of CrisisAlexis Pauline Gumbs, Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind
Breathe: A Colored Ritual for Queer LAHoracio N. Roque Ramírez, University of California, Santa Barbara
Racializing Risk, Sexualizing AIDS: (Gay) Latino San Francisco, 1980s

Alice Y. Hom, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
Unifying Differences: Lesbian of Color Community Building in Los Angeles and New York, 1970s-1980s

3:40-5:15 Transnational Aesthetics/Erotics
Moderator: Uri McMillan, UCLAVanessa Agard-Jones, New York University
A Serial Killer in the FamilyChitra Ganesh, Visual Artist
Her Head in the Flames?Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Theorizing Translocas and Translatinas: Trans Queer Feminist Thought

Roy Pérez, Willamette University
The Queer Excesses of Martin Wong’s Nuyorico

5:15-6:15 Keynote AddressJafari Sinclaire Allen, Yale University
All the Things We Are Now: A Meditation on Black Queer Genealogies
6:15 Reception
306 Royce

General Information
The conference is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.Directions

Royce Hall is located on the UCLA campus.
For directions to and maps of UCLA click here.

Parking is available in UCLA Parking Structure 4 at a cost of $11 per day. From Sunset Boulevard, enter campus by turning south onto Westwood Plaza, then proceed straight ahead to Structure 4. There is an information booth as you enter where you can purchase a parking ticket. Please let them know you are attending the LA Queer Studies Conference in Royce Hall. Since Structure 4 can get quite busy, we recommend that you leave extra time for parking


The UCLA Queer Studies Conference 2012 has been organized by Maylei Blackwell and Uri McMillan for the UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program with generous support from

the David Bohnett Foundation

the UCLA Division of Humanities, Division of Social Sciences, Graduate Division, Office of Faculty Diversity and Development, Institute for Society and Genetics, Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy

the Bunche Center for African American Studies, Asian American Studies Center, Chicano Studies Research Center, Center for Jewish Studies, Center for the Study of Women

the Interdepartmental Program in Afro-American Studies, and the UCLA departments of Anthropolopgy, Art History, Asian American Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures, Chicana/o Studies, Comparative Literature, English, Film Television and Digital Media, French and Francophone Studies, Gender Studies, Germanic Languages, History, Information Studies, Musicology, Psychology, Sociology, and Theater