Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics


Omnia El Shakry (UC Davis), “Freud in Translation: Three Essays, A Survey, and a Group”

Rajiv Mohabir (Auburn University), “Queer Coolitude: An Indo-Caribbean Reading ”

Stephen Best (UC Berkeley), “None Like Us: Black Exception, Black Exemption”

Sima Shakhsari (University of Minnesota), “Trespassing Queer Kinship: Temporality and the Geopolitics of Attachment”

Cost : Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day ($12) parking available in lot 3.

Our Nikkei LGBTQIA+ Journeys

The UCLA Nikkei Student Union will be hosting an event in collaboration with Okaeri where different speakers from the Japanese American community, representing different parts of the LGBTQIA+ communities, will talk about their own experiences and how to best support these communities. This educational event will be a safe space for anyone who is interested in hearing the panelists' stories and/or would like to participate in group discussions about LGBTQIA+ experiences within a Japanese American/Asian community.

QGrad 2017, Radical Imaginaries: Scholar-Activism Dismantling the Politics of Hate

UCLA’s QGrad is the oldest, interdisciplinary queer research conference in the United States. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of LGBTQ Studies at UCLA, the 2017 QGrad Conference will focus on how LGBTQ Studies and trans and queer art and activism have transformed the world in the last 20 years. How have undocumented, Black and Brown, Indigenous, Afro-Latinx, Muslim, Fat, Disabled, incarcerated, Transgender and Gender Non-conforming communities/scholar- activists impacted LGBTQ studies?


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