Welcome to UCLA’s 2018 Queer Graduate Student Conference– 

the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. LGBTQ Studies and QGrad would love to share our Call for Papers for our annual Queer Graduate Conference on October 26, 2018.

Alter-net Bodies: Fat/Crip/Queered Identities, Expressions, and Cyber Activism (DEADLINE EXTENDED: AUGUST 10, 2018)
The Fall 2018 QGrad Conference at UCLA explores the intersections of fatness, gender, race, queerness, ability status, and technology. Alter-net bodies transcend physical and virtual space but are still impacted by rhetoric that labels them as deviant, ugly, and unruly. In what ways do Alter-net bodies exist more or less freely in digital space than in physical space? How do fat/crip/queers of color utilize and expand cyberspace as sites of resistance? How do Alter-net people perform, express, articulate, generate, and create resistant identities and aesthetics?


We invite proposals addressing the topic themes and any of the topics below:

  • Intersections of Fat, Disabled, Queer, Trans, and Intersex Experiences
  • Queer virtual spatialities and activism
  • Intersections of the Body Positive Movement, Trans Liberation Movement, Disability Movement, Black Lives Matter
  • Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Cyberspace
  • Hashtag (#) Activism for Liberation
  • Alter-net Healing Spaces and Safe Spaces
  • LGBTQ Digital Art and DIY Projects Tutorials
  • Butch and Femme Aesthetics, Gender Presentations, Performance, Embodiments
  • Inter-generational discourses on LGBTQ Terminology & Context
Deadline: July 30th, 2018
Please Submit 250 Word Abstract to https://tinyurl.com/QGrad2018
Questions? Email us at qgradconference@gmail.com
[Image Description: The purple and pink CFP flyer for QGrad 2018 that includes all previously typed text and a comic style black, white, and brown image of a fat woman in a bikini. The banner around her body reads “Your Body is Not a Problem to be Solved”]

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