Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium
The Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium highlights feminist research and debates challenging Western culture definition of gender as a binary concept, with two rigidly fixed options: male or female, both grounded in a person's physical anatomy. Through multiple presentations we intend to reach farther into the understanding of biology, gender expression, and gender identity as intersected in a multidimensional array of possibilities.
Why is it held in October?
Since 1994, October is nationally recognized as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) History Month. Keeping with the spirit of this month as an educational platform, we decided to highlight research topics centered around gender & sexual identities. Topics from previous colloquiums have included; gender and identity within the media, gender and political activism, cultural construction of gender, psychology of roles, and teaching diversity specific to LGBTQIA history in the classroom.
This event is FREE and open to the public and will be held VIRTUAL via ZOOM.
Call for Proposals
We invite submissions for individual short papers, panels, and roundtables highlighting feminist research, in progress or completed, on gender and sexual identities. The colloquium is open to all Texas Tech University undergraduates, graduate students, staff and faculty from all disciplines. Additionally, other members of the region, state and national institutions are also invited to present and to attend.
This year we will be completely VIRTUAL.
- Submissions are now closed