Annual Queer Studies Conference
Every fall, the LGBTQ Studies Program organizes a conference at which graduate students and faculty from around the country present research or other work such as performance or film, in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies, on queer topics, sexuality and gender. The conference was originally called “QGrad,” and participation was limited to graduate students. Later, the conference was expanded to include presentations by faculty scholars as well, but the focus still remained on graduate student work.
Indeed, the inclusion of faculty presenters was motivated above all by the desire to make the conference more useful to grad students by fostering conversations and contacts between different scholarly generations. QGrad is now back to its original format, a conference for graduate student LGBTQ research, organized by graduate students, who annually come up with the theme for the following year’s conference. For links to the programs of previous conferences, see past conferences. To submit your proposals for the next conference or find out more details about the QGrad 2018 conference, visit the QGrad Conference website.