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.


2015  Deep Dish Schedule 
Fall Semester 2015
Date: Presenter(s): Discussion Subject: McClelland Park Building, Room:

Sept. 10

Stephanie Murphy, UA PhD Candidate, Gender and Women's Studies

The Erotics of Prison Abolition: A Reading of the Gay Community News Prisoner Pen Pal Project


Sept. 17

Amy D’Arpino, Diana Wilson & Michele Walsh, TransParent Support Group

Supporting the Health and Wellness of Gender Creative and Transgender Children


Sept. 24

Karlyn Bradley, UA Senior, Queer Trans People of Color and Two Spirit Discussion Group 

No Fats, No Femmes, No Blacks: When Preferences May Actually Be Prejudice 


Oct. 1

Rev'd Benjamin Garren, UA Episcopal Chaplain 

God's Grace in Anonymous Sex?: Differentiating Sex Positive Theology from Hedonism

Oct. 8 Dr. Zeynep K. Korkman, UA Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Blessing Neoliberalism

Oct. 15 David Melchior, UA PhD Candidate, College of Optical Sciences

Talking About Talking: An Exploration of Discourses About Language


Oct. 22

Dr. Chad Mosher and Other Staff, Living Out Loud Health and Wellness Center

The Paradoxes of Living Out Loud Health and Wellness Center within Trans and Queer Liberation

Oct. 29 Najwa Nabti, Director of UA Undergraduate Law and Master of Legal Studies Programs 

Sexual Violence and a Century of Genocides

Nov. 5 Ian Ellasante &
Courtney Waters, UA Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW)

What is Your ANCHOR?: LGBTQA Young Adults Building Community and Finding Home

Nov. 12 Justin Ostrowski, UA PhD Student, Gender and Women’s Studies 

Reclaiming the Gay Agenda: LGBT Militourism in Israel/Palestine


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