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Deep Dish 2013 - 2014 Season

Noon - 1:00 THURSDAYS every semester

Casual. Conversational. Informal. Food.

Think deep (like "smart") and dish (like "gossip"), Deep Dish is our 10-times-a semester LGBT lunchtime lecture. 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 networks and share information among faculty, students, staff, and community members interested in LGBT research. 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 regular weekly routine!
The particulars:
Casual. Deep Dish lasts just an hour, 12:00-1:00 on Thursdays in McClelland Park room 402 (a small conference room with floor-to-ceiling glass walls and stunning views).
Conversational. We start with 10 minutes or so of dish as we dish out the pizza before the featured presentation, and leave plenty of time for conversation, questions, and feedback afterwards. 
Informal. Sometimes presenters feel like they just have to read a paper, but most times they simply talk in a less structured way for 15-20 minutes about something LGBT-related. 
Food. Did we mention the pizza? Veggie slices provided, but feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch if you prefer.
Contact us at for more information if you are interested in presenting at a future date.

2013-2014  schedule 

Date Presenter Discussion subject Room
  SPRING 2014    
Jan 30

Ronald Trosper

Comparing Community Based Research with Indigenous or LGBTQ communities 402
Feb 6

Shannon Snapp

Messy, Butch, and Queer: Narratives of the School-to-Prison Pipeline 402
Feb 13

Dylan McCarthy Blackston 

Racial Biopolitics and the Lively Trans- Body 402
Feb 20

Fabian Alfie

“‘Mother Superior, you’re trying to seduce me!’: A Possible Reference to Lesbian Activity in a Medieval Italian Tale of Ribaldry.” 402
Feb 27

Ryan Watson

Comparisons of the Sexual Minority Experience Across Norway and the United States: Quantitative and Qualitative Investigations 402
Mar 6

Stephen T Russell

LGBTQ Youth Well-Being: The Role of Parents and Policy 402
Mar 13

Kelly Sharron

Trauma as a Point of Departure and Encounter: Grief, Affect and Social Movements 402
Mar 20

Spring Break

no Deep Dish  
Mar 27

Raúl Alcaraz Ochoa

Rainbow Defense Fund: Supporting Detained LGBT Migrants & Refugees in Arizona 402
April 3

Brooke Lober

The “Politics of Location” and the Presence of Zionism 402
Apr 10

Lauryn Bianco and Davin "Dax" Franklin-Hicks

LGBTQ Behavioral Health Coalition of Southern Arizona: Gender Studies in Action 402

FALL 2013

Sept 12 Linda Van Leuven

Queering Awareness: An Introduction to Sexual Mindfulness

Sept 19 Juan Ochoa

“She said what?!”: Reading male gay Chicano/Latino Femmes

Sept 26 David Gramling

Translating transgender

Oct 3 Allison de Fren

A conversation with filmmaker Allison de Fren

Oct 10 Marta Zarzycka

Mothers, Mourners, Soldiers: Gendered Tropes in War Photography

Oct 17

Lauren Pring and Patricia Manning, with Campus Health Service in Health Promotion and Prevention Services

Queer Student Wellness in Higher Education: Campus Climate and Wellness at the UA and in Arizona


Oct 24 Beverly Seckinger

History in the Making:  Laramie Inside Out fifteen years after Matthew Shepard's murder.

Oct 31 Abraham Weil

Trans- : Revolutionary Becomings

Nov 7 Ian Ellasante

Unstably-Housed LGBTQ Youth and the Impact of a Local Collaboration

Nov 14 Joy Ladin

Gender Transition and the Syntax of Identity


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