Deep Dish Lunchtime Speaker Series

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

Think deep (like "smart") and dish (like "gossip"), Deep Dish is our semester-long, weekly 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. 

Carlyn Arteaga and Kristin McRay

BICAS WTF Workshop: Responding to Evolving Language as a Community Safer Space

Kristen Nelson,
Queer Writer and Performer

Queer Poetry and Grief: A Reading and Discussion of the length of this gap


Alex Barksdale,
PhD Candidate Gender & Women’s Studies

Political Imaginaries of Xenofeminism and Trans* Body-Hacking


Xuefei Ma
PhD Candidate, East Asian Studies

From Nüshu (“女書) to Nü∣Shu (“女∣書): toward an Aesthetics of Herstoriography in Ma Yanling (马嬿泠)’s Performance Art


Bea Velazquez

Your Story: Evidence-based Intervention in the Classroom and Representative Social Marketing for POC LGBTQ Young Adults in Tucson

Christine Peterson
Floor Polish

Exploring Femme Through Dance*
*Come prepared to move!


Cleiton Vieira do Rego
Visiting Research Scholar, Anthropology & iLGBT Studies

An Ethnographic Introduction on Brazilian Trans Health: When Trans Activism and the State-Nation Meet

Want to know more? Have an idea for a presentation of your own?
Email Casely E. Coan at!


Previous Seasons


Spring 2018


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]