Deep Dish Lunchtime Speaker Series

Institute for LGBT Studies
Deep Dish Schedule
Spring 2018 | Thursdays @ 12:30 pm
Women’s Resource Center | SUMC

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. 

Bea Velázquez, Program Coordinator
Institute for LGBT Studies

“Veme: Queering Phoenix – Representation in Our Hands “


Women’s Resource Center

A Womb of their Own film screening & conversation


Alejandra Ramírez, PhD Candidate
Department of English (RCTE)

Ruben Zecena, PhD Student
Department of Gender & Women’s Studies

“’The Dirt Under My Mom’s Fingernails:’ Queer Retellings and Migrant Sensualities”


James Sheldon, PhD Student
Department of Teaching, Learning & Sociocultural Studies

“Obtaining Conference Travel Funding as an LGBTQ Graduate Student: Strategies, Tips, and Idea Sharing”


No Deep Dish this week!

Please join us for our 2018 Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture, “Visionary Aesthetics: Flight, Fantasy, & Freedom on the Frontiers of US Empire,” by Professor Ronak K. Kapadia at 6PM in the Center for Creative Photography. Reception to follow.

Professor Emma Pérez
Southwest Center

“Undoing Coloniality: The Extractive Zone’s Decolonial Queer Femme Vision”


Professor Sony Bolton
Department of Spanish & Portuguese

“Cripping Assimilation Genres: Latinx and Filipinx Crip Epistemologies in Transpacific Encounter”


Tony Colella, PhD Student
School of Geography & Development

“The Queer Science”


Professor Eric Plemons
School of Anthropology

“Access to Surgery without Surgeons: The Gap in US Trans- Surgical Capacity and What Happens Next


Anushka Peres, PhD Candidate
Department of English (RCTE)

"Tree-hugging, Tree-Loving: Nature Photographs and the Eco-Intimate Encounter"


Previous Seasons


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Deep Dish - Linguistic study in the Pittsburgh Queer History Project's Video Archive (includes Video Screenings)

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Harrison Apple & Dani Stuchel
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Monstrans: An Illustrated Chapter

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Lino Arruda
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - What Does Queer Theory Have To Do with Teaching Science in Elementary Schools?

Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Prof. Kristin Gunckel
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Teaching LGBT History of the Latin American Southern Cone

Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Jadwiga Pieper Mooney
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Straight Allied Youth Enrolled in a Community-Based Program for LBGT Youth

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Sally Stevens
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Where Have We Come From, What Are We, Where Are We Going? LGBT Publishing and Activism in the 21st Century

Thursday, February 16, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Fenton Johnson
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Cultivating mindfulness and compassion among trans youth and their caregivers: Preliminary findings from a pilot study

Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Prof. Russ Toomey
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - The US National Park Service's LGBTQ Initiative: Progress and Future Plans

Thursday, February 2, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: William P. Obrien
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Improving Medical Student Training to Reduce Health Disparities for the LGBTQIA Community

Thursday, January 26, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Diana Darnell
Location: [field_location]