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2016-2017 Graduate Speaker Series

Graduate Speaker Series Spring 2017 Call for Abstracts

The LGBTQ Center is currently looking for graduate and professional students conducting research related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression to participate in our Graduate Speaker Series.

These presentations can be as formal or informal as the speaker would like – workshops, roundtables and critical conversations are also a possibility. This series is a great professional development opportunity for the speakers, and a way to share important research and topics with the greater UNC community. Events will take place throughout the year depending on speakers’ schedules and availability.

If you are a graduate or professional student conducting LGBTQ-related research and are interested in presenting as part of this series in Fall of 2016, please reach out.


The UNC LGBTQ Center and Queer Grads, one of the Diversity and Student Success Program Initiatives in the Graduate School, are co-sponsoring this speaker series to share the work of graduate & professional students, UNC faculty, and local researchers conducting research related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.


Next event: "Who's Looking: Surveillance in Gay Dating Apps" 

Through an analysis of multiple gay dating platforms, Parker argues that the relationship between networked media and surveillance compromises these media, placing users at risk of violence. This complicates their role within a long lineage of tools for queer experimentation and identity development, even as they offer unprecedented access to a queer network.

Presented by Zachary Parker, Doctoral Candidate in Communications

Light refreshments will be served. 

Please, RSVP here

Thursday, February 16, 2-3 pm

Graduate Student Center

211A W. Cameron St.