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.
Recently the conference has been expanded to include presentations by faculty scholars as well, but the focus still remains 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. For links to the programs of previous conferences, see past conferences.