Deep Dish Lunchtime Speaker Series

Deep Dish Lunchtime Speaker Series
When:  Thursdays from Noon - 1:00 p.m., Fall and Spring Semesters
Think deep (like "smart") and dish (like "gossip"), Deep Dish is our 10-times-a-semester, lunchtime speaker series that focuses on sharing and discussing LGBT-related research, community initiatives, and social justice issues. It's casual, conversational, informal--and best of all, there's free food. Deep Dish is our homage to an old-fashioned lesbian potluck, where we can build diverse networks and share information among faculty, students, staff, and community members interested in LGBT research and social issues. Most presenters are local, but we also feature presentations from visiting scholars when we are lucky enough to know about their visits in advance. 
Make Deep Dish part of your weekly routine!
The Particulars:
Casual. Deep Dish lasts just an hour, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Thursdays in the McClelland Park Building, 650 North Park Avenue, Room 402 (a small conference room with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and stunning views), on the University of Arizona campus.
Conversational. We start with 10 minutes or so of "dish" as we eat before the featured presentation, and we also leave plenty of time for conversation, questions, and feedback afterwards. 
Informal. Some presenters feel like reading a paper, but others talk in a less structured way for 15-20 minutes about something related to LGBT research, social justice issues, or community-building measures. 
Food. Did we mention the pizza? Veggie slices and water provided, but feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch if you prefer.
Please contact Kate Freeman at (520) 621-0326 or e-mail her at for more information and/or if you are interested in presenting at a future date.
2014-2015  Deep Dish Speaker Schedule 
Fall Semester 2014
Date: Presenter(s): Discussion Subject: McClelland Park Building, Room:

Sept. 11

Patrick Farr, Wingspan Antiviolence Program

Against Advocacy: Homonationalism, Anti-Violence, and the Road to Hegemony


Sept. 18

Cole Eskridge, University of Arizona, Department of Entomology and Insect Science

Organizing for "Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" (oSTEM): Correcting LGBT Underrepresentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Fields


Sept. 25

Cazandra Zaragoza, MPH, University of Arizona, Director of Student Opportunities in the College of Medicine and Kaitlin Elsenheimer, University of Arizona Medical Student

The Work of the Student Group “MedPride”: Incorporating the Health Needs of LGBT Populations into the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine Curriculum


Oct. 2

V. Spike Peterson, PhD, University of Arizona, School of Government and Public Policy

Loving Exclusions: How Marriage Breeds Sex/Gender, Race, Class and National Inequalities


Oct. 9

Liliana Casteñeda González, University of Arizona, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Entre Tigres y Patos: Queering Dominican Diaspora in Junot Diaz’s Drown


Oct. 16

Casely Coan, University of Arizona, Department of Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English

Why Can’t You Just Be A Normal Lesbian?: Queer Coming Out Narratives and the Rhetoric of Community Identity


Oct. 23

Stephanie Murphy, University of Arizona, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Dystopian Alienation and the Futures of Octavia Butler's “Speech Sounds"


Oct. 30

TCTolbert, University of Arizona, Department of English

An addiction to or an obsession with bridges


Nov. 6

Max Strassfeld, PhD, University of Arizona, Department of Religious Studies

Genderqueering the Androgyne: Gender and the Boundaries of the Human in Jewish Law



Nov. 13

Abby Jensen, Southern Arizona Gender Alliance

The Changing Landscape of Legal Protections for Transgender and Other Gender Nonconforming People


Spring Semester 2015

Feb. 5

Eva Simone Hayward

Under Water Race: Notes On Ellen Gallagher


Feb. 12

Zury Zanz Reyes

The Leader of the Pack: Theorizing the Alternative Masculinities of the Alpha Male


Mar. 26

Paul Amar

A conversation with Paul Amar


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