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UCLA Queer Studies Conference 2010

A two-day conference that focuses on trans issues broadly construed from specific transgender embodiment to the intellectual, social, political, racial, global, theoretical, philosophical etc. 'crossings' that happen in queer lives and queer discourses. Register to see Vaginal Davis' performance. For free reservation email the LGBTS department at:

Friday, October 08, 2010
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
306 & 314 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

< FRIDAY, October 8th >
1:00 – 2:20                                                          

Trans-lating the Middle East


Gil Hochberg, Comparative Literature and Vice Chair of LGBT Studies, University of California – Los Angeles


“On the (Im)Possibility of Queer Translatabilities and the Formation of Gender Identities in Post-Civil-War Beirut, Lebanon”

Sofian Merabet, Anthropology, University of Texas – Austin
“Bigudi: An Alternative Belonging”
Evren Savci, Sociology, University of Southern California
“Returning to the Fathers’ Land: Yotam Reuveny’s Queer Nationalism”
Oren Segal, Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan
1:00 – 2:20                                                          

Queers On(the)Line: //Surfing Digital Trans/mission


James Schultz, Germanic Languages, University of California,  Los Angeles


"Becoming Modular: The (Re-)Assembled Queer ‘Male’ Body and Its Digitally-Enabled Sexual Economy”
Diego Costa, Cinematic Arts - iMap, University of Southern California
“Transition online: Booking Surgeries in Thailand on World Wide Web Tourist Sites”
Jillana Enteen, Gender Studies, Northwestern University

“’Recruitment is Our Prime Directive’: Virality, Race, and Homonationalism in Gay Erotic Fiction”

Mica Hilson, English, Indiana University – Bloomington

"Time in the Embodied Search for Online Pornography"
Patrick Keilty, Information Studies, University of California – Los Angeles
 1:00 – 2:20                                                          

Embodying Lesbian Possibilities


Jennifer Reed, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, California State University – Long Beach


“The Lesbian in Transit and the Fairytale of Progress: Circuits of Capital and Desire Between Spain and Latin America in Cenicienta en Chueca

Jodi A. Eisenberg, Literature, University of California – San Diego


“Disrupting the Discipline of Femininity in Western Modern Dance: The Role of a Lesbian/Queer identity in Artistic Innovation and Embodied Knowledge”

Mair W. Culbreth, Dance Studies, Ohio State University

“’There is No Word to Describe What We Feel For Each Other’: Paving the Way for Lesbian Possibility and Representation in South Asian Diasporic Cinema”

Erin Tobin, Cinema Studies, New York University
2:30 – 3:45                                                          

The Williams Institute – Recent scholarship focused on policies affecting the Transgender Community        

Gary Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar, Williams Institute

“Law Enforcement Interactions within the Latino/a Transgender Community in Los Angeles”

Lori Mizuno, Director of Research & Evaluation, Bienestar and

 Alejandrina Juardo, Evaluation Specialist, Bienestar


“Gender Regulation in the Built Environment: Gender-Segregated Public Facilities and the Movement for Change in Washington, D.C.”

Jody Herman, Public Policy Fellow, Williams Institute

“National Survey of Discrimination Against Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People”

Somjen Frazer, Director of Research and Evaluation, SAGE
4:00 – 5:15
Plenary Panel

Susan Stryker, Gender Studies, Indiana University – Bloomington

Kara Keeling, Critical Studies, University of Southern California

5:45 – 7:00                                                           LGBT Resource Center

David Bohnett Foundation
Gill Foundation
 UCLA Graduate Division
 UCLA Asian American Studies Center
Center for Near Eastern Studies
Center for Performance Studies
UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy
The departments of—
Asian American Studies
French and Francophone Studies
Germanic languages
Women’s Studies

Cost : Free and Open to the Public

Johanna Romero
(310) 825-1455

Sponsor(s): , UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

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