Cross-Disciplinary Conversations on Sexualities, Queerness and Space – Post...

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The Bartlett, UCL

22 Gordon Street

Kings Cross



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This free, half-day symposium will bring together post-graduates working in range of disciplines and fields to explore research centring sexualities, queerness and space. The scope of this event is deliberately wide so as to facilitate engagements with sexualities and queer research from a range of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives.

The event seeks to create a supportive and productive environment for presenting research, and engaging with work by fellow postgrads working on issues and topics relating to sexualities, queerness and space.

Presentation topics may include (but are not limited to):

- Theoretical approaches, e.g. queer theory, trans studies, feminism, intersectionality, decolonial and/or post-colonial theories

- Methodological approaches, questions and quandaries

- Negotiating public, pseudo-public and private spaces

- Individual and/or public health

- Social justice, (in)equalities and/or citizenship

- Legislation and policy

- Migration and borders

- Kinship, relationships, monogamy/polyamory

- Embodiment, emotion and/or affect

- Art and performance

- Activism and protest

- LGBTQ+ identities and communities

Postgraduates are invited to give 10-minute presentations. If you wish to present, please contact Laura Marshall ( outlining your proposed talk before 30 January 2018

Presentations by postgraduates at various stages of their research are welcomed. This may range from completed or nearly completed research, research in the process of field work or analysing material, or early-stage students grappling with questions around methodology and research practice.

Six travel bursaries (up to £50), sponsored by the RGS-IGB, are available to students based outside of London. Student without access to other funding sources will be prioritised. Bursaries must be applied for by 2 March 2018.

If you wish to apply for a bursary, please email a short statement detailing (1) what funding your already receive, (2) if you have applied for internal funding and (3) how you will benefit from attending the event.

Location and accessibility:

Accessible event space to be announced. Gender-neutral bathrooms will be available. If you wish to attend or present and have specific needs please get in touch.

Draft Programme

14.00: Welcome

14.10: Keynote – TBC

14.50 – 15.10 – Break: Tea and Coffee

Session One

15.10 – 15.20 – Talk one (10 minutes)

15.20 – 15.30 – Talk two (10 minutes)

15.30 – 15.40 – Talk three (10 minutes)

15.40 – 15.50 - Q&A (10 minutes)

15.50 – 16.00 - Break

Session Two

16.00 – 16.10 – Talk four (10 minutes)

16.10 – 16.20 – Talk five (10 minutes)

16.20 – 16.30 – Talk six (10 minutes)

16.30 – 16.40 – Q&A (10 minutes)

16.40 – 17.00 – Break: Tea and Coffee

17.00 – 18.00 – Keynote TBC

18.00 – 19.00 – Drinks reception

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