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Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium


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Since its inception in 2009, the colloquium has served as a forum where speakers, discussants, presenters, panelist and the general audience members can engage in vigorous exchanges centering on gender and sexual identities in terms of empowerment and commitment to social justice.

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 is held on the Texas Tech University Campus in the Student Union Building.


register online here Registration is closed for this year!

Note: If you have any trouble registering, please prepare to arrive early enough to complete our onsite registration form.

Call for Proposals

  • Due September 20 - Submissions are complete and closed 
  • Notification to presenters - September 27
  • Draft of full presentation (if applicable) - October 14
  • Colloquium Event - October 18 (see schedule below)