2018 QGrad Program

Breakfast: 8:00 am-9:00 am

Complimentary continental breakfast to all registered attendees, presenters, moderators, and volunteers. Registration all day.

Opening Remarks: 9:00-9:15am

By Professor Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Chair of LGBTQ Studies (she, her, hers)

Professor Chicanx Studies, English, Gender Studies

Panel 1: 9:30-11:00am

Femme Digital ActivismRoyce 314

“#WhiteWednesdayHijabProtests: Transgressing Boundaries Between Virtual and Physical Space”

Sarah Boroujerdi (she, her), SFSU

“Decolonization Is Not A Metaphor: Sustainable Muslim Fashion, #becauseweveread, and Cyber Activism as (Web)sites of Radical Decolonization”

Layla Britton (they, them, theirs), SDSU

“Muxerista Cyber counterspace: Visions of Healing and Freedom through Media Resistance”

Briceida Hernandez-Toledo (she, her, hers) and Desire Conde (they, them), UCLA and UNLV

Queering the Map WorkshopRoyce 306

Led by Lucas LaRochelle, Concordia University, Canada


Panel 2: 11:15am-12:45pm

Subversive Fatness PanelRoyce 314

“‘My Big Fat Summer as a Skinny Hot Chick in Second Life’: Thinnest Pleasures/Avatarian Disruptions”

Krizia Puig (they, them), UC Santa Cruz

“Controlling Our Fat, Undesirable, Mutant Bodyminds: Examining Choice Versus Survival Through 23andMe’s Health + Ancestry Testing Kits”

Sav Schlauderaff (they, them), University of Arizona

“Mapping Queer Identity Onto the Visible: Blackness, Obesity, and Drag in Adam Shankman’s Hairspray”

Jennifer Alpert (she, her, hers), UC Berkeley

Divergent Cultural Expressions: Royce 306

“It’s All in Your Head Canon: Neuroqueering Online Fandom”

Shanna Killeen (they, them), UCSB

Todas Feitas: the Trans Brazilian Body and Consumption of the Other in Portugal”

Allen Magana (he, him, his), UCSB

“Re-evaluating Markers of Queerness for the Invisibly Queer”

Caleb Ulrich (he, him, his), Claremont School of Theology

“A Drag Ball for All: Trans Queens, Social Media, and Safe Spaces”

Haley Paterson (they, them), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lunch Break: 12:45-1:45 pm


Body Positivity Selfie Workshop: Royce 306 Balcony

Led by Dafne Luna, UCLA

Session 3: 2:00-3:30 pm

Queer Aesthetics in New Video Culture Panel: Royce 314

“He’s Bi Now: Sexual and Gender Fluidity in The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo

Matisse DuPont (they, them), Simmons University

“Quinces & Queers: Unmasking and Undressing Queer Identity and Aesthetics

in Netflix’s ‘One Day at a Time’”

Brenda Lara (she, her, hers), UCLA, Department of Chicana/o/x Studies

“Be Ugly and Fail Queerly: Putting Queer Art in Conversation with Queer Theory”

Marnie Murray (she, her, hers), Simmons University

Digital Gesturing Panel: Royce 306

“Hands-On, Hands off: Curanderismo For the Digital Age”

Israel Dominguez (he, him, his), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

“Homoeroticism, Body, and Belonging on Instagram”

Tyler Quick (he, him, his), USC

“Leaving the Quotidian Through Digital Habitus: Dis/Identification & Gestures of Intimacy”

Rebecca Avalos (she, her, hers), University of Colorado Boulder

Coffee Break 3:30-3:45pm

Royce 306 Balcony

Keynote Conversation Between Dulce & Shayda

Royce 314 4:00-5:30pm

Moderator: Professor Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Chicana/o Studies, UCLA

Dulce Garcia (she, her, hers)

Fierce Fat Femme Filmmaker and Sexual Health Educator at San Francisco Women Against Rape

Shayda Kafai (she, her, hers)

Queer Crip Femme Professor of Ethnic Studies in CalPoly Pomona

Closing Remarks

Royce 314 5:30-5:45pm

By Graduate Student Coordinators Dafne Luna and Brenda Lara


Royce 306 Balcony 6:00-7:30pm