The Queer, Feminist, and Transgender Studies Research Custer (QFT) aims to be an interdisciplinary project devoted to interrogating structures of gender, sexuality, desire, affect, and embodiment in the contexts of political institutions, economic processes, and theoretical discourses.

This year – 2013-2014 – we are exploring sexuality, gender, and feminism in the shifts taking place within the Americas as they affect the circuits of queer migration, the transnationalism of feminist discourses, and the reconceptualization of forms of gendered subjectivity in relation to transcultural exchange within the hemisphere. Click here for the 2014 symposium CFP.


Safe Space, Queer Studies and the Archive
Thursday, January 23 12-1pm
Student Community Center, Room A

Tallie Ben Daniel (Cultural Studies) will lead the discussion on selections from Christina B. Hanhardt’s Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence. We will also discuss doing archival work from an interdisciplinary perspective.