QScholars Undergraduate Research Symposium

The UCLA LGBTQ Studies Program Presents the 5TH Annual 2018 QScholars Undergraduate Research Symposium! 

“The Power of Storytelling: Exploring Resilience, Resistance, and Struggle in Queer Narratives”

As part of the 20th anniversary of UCLA’s LGBTQ Studies minor, the 2018 Q Scholars undergraduate research symposium will focus on the struggle, resistance, and resilience within queer narratives. Questions and topics we will tackle at this symposium are: In what ways have queer voices/ narratives changed academia and the world we live in? How have queer individuals and their narratives overcome hate, oppression, and an often hostile society? What remains to be done? What can we do to continue to empower ourselves and others?

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018, 9-5pm

Location: The Charles E. Young Research Library’s Main Conference Room @ UCLA 

This year we are honored to welcome the actor, writer, and comedian D’LO as our keynote speaker!! 

See the updated program HERE

Food provided for registered attendees. 5/15/18 Update: R.S.V.P has reached capacity.

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CALL FOR PAPERS!!!

2018 UCLA LGBTQ Studies Program 5TH Annual QScholars Undergraduate Research Symposium 

Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Location: UCLA

“The Power Of Storytelling: Exploring Resilience, Resistance And Struggle In Queer Narratives”

As part of the 20th anniversary of UCLA’s LGBTQ Studies minor, the 2018 Q Scholars undergraduate research symposium will focus on the struggle, resistance, and resilience within queer narratives. Things to think about: In what ways have queer voices/ narratives changed academia and the world we live in? How have queer individuals and their narratives overcome hate, oppression, and an often hostile society? What remains to be done? What can we do to continue to empower ourselves and others?

This year we seek papers that fall within any of the
following themes:

  • Queer narratives in academia
  • Trans visibility
  • Queer performativity
  • Navigating queerness in a sociapolitical climate fueled by the 45th presidental administration
  • Asserting queerness and combating the politics of invisibilty
  • Queer art and performance
  • Queerness then and now: reflecting on the past, present, and future of the LGBTQ community

 

 ***NEW Deadline to submit your 200-250 word abstract to QScholarsucla@gmail.com by MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26th***

If you have any questions, please email them to qscholarsucla@gmail.com

We encourage LGBTQS Minor students to participate!