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


Fall 2017










































Deep Dish - Huevos Rancheros: The Sexual Comedy of Mexican Masculinity

Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Liliana C. Gonzalez, PhD Candidate
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Excessive Visions: Queerness, Decadence, and Experimental Film

Thursday, November 3, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Christian Waguespack
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Screening Sex: Enacting HPV Through Gender and Sexuality

Thursday, October 27, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Will Robertson
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Psychoanalysis and the Origins of HIV

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:00pm

Presenter: Adam Geary
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - ISIS and the Weaponization of Sex

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Leila Hudson
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Queer Muslims in France and Québec

Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Denis Michael Provencher
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Desire the Masculine: Meo dei Tolomei's Homoerotic Poetry

Thursday, September 29, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Fabian Alfie
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Gotitas de Saber: Disrupting Master Narratives of Latinidad through the Testimonio of Passing as Mexican

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Joanna Sanchez-Avila
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Unbecoming Life: Notes on Jellyfish Immaterialism

Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Eva Hayward
Location: [field_location]