History

The Queer Research Cluster (QRC), predecessor of the current QFT

The Queer Research Cluster (QRC), was founded in Fall 2004 as an interdisciplinary project funding by the Davis Humanities Institute and devoted itself to interrogating structures of gender, sexuality, desire, affect, and embodiment in the contexts of political institutions, economic processes, and theoretical discourses. Events sponsored by the QRC included faculty and student-led reading groups, workshops for both faculty and graduate student scholarship in process, invited speakers and film screenings, professionalization workshops, and co-sponsorship of the Queer Symposium in Spring quarter.

In 2010 the QRC became the QFT (Queer, Feminist, and Transgender Studies Research Cluster.

Since then, we have built upon the efforts of the QRC by continuing to hold the annual Queer Studies Symposium, as well as promoting the study of gender and sexuality in a broader context