Queer Talks is a new lunchtime colloquium series dedicated to the scholarship of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)/queer studies.

The talks, running from noon-1 p.m., will be in Vrooman 107, and will include a Q&A session. They are co-sponsored by Illinois State University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute, Diversity Advocacy, and Pride.


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Emily Hobson

November 6
That last talk in the series will be Emily Hobson of the University of Nevada, Reno, who will present “A More Powerful Weapon: Lesbian Feminists and the Revolutionary Underground.”

An assistant professor of history, Hobson studies sexuality, race, and radical movements in the United States since 1945. With joint academic appointments in the departments of history and gender, race, and identity studies, she teaches courses in the history of sexuality, LGBT history, social movements, multiracial and transnational feminisms, U.S.-Latin America borderlands, and gender, queer, and critical ethnic studies.

For additional information about the Queer Talks, contact Illinois State Assistant Professor Erin Durban-Albrecht at eldurba@ilstu.edu.