QMN Events


The Queer Migration Research Initiative Presents: (Un)Documents by Jesus I. Valles - workshop and stage play!

Play information:


Melissa Vogt Image description: Flyer featuring U.S.-required immigration documentation and images of Latinx folx. Flyer reads: (Un)Documents. Written and performed by Jesus I. Valles. Directed by Rudy Ramirez. An excerpt reads, "somewhere in an archive, i am burning soft and young i am pages of testimonies, receipts, report cards, case numbers making up the limbs i lack on the page and somewhere else my brothers, their papers deportation proceedings, testimonies, receipts, criminal records scratched and bound and gone and case number making up the limbs they lost leaving and why." Dates of performance: April 10, 2020, Time 7:00PM. Where to go: Harold Dixon Studio, Tickets forthcoming.



¿Y, de dónde ? Telling Migrant Narratives.jpg

Image Description: A photograph of writer and performer of (Un)Documents, Jesus I. Valles, standing in front of a document taped to the wall. image text: ¿Y, de dónde? Telling Migrant Stories. Date: April 9, 2020. Time: 11:00AM - 1PM. Location: Gender & Women's Studies 100. For more information contact Ruben Zecena at rubenz@email.arizona.edu

Check out the upcoming screening and workshop series surrounding Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

Image description: four people standing with their backs to viewer at the foreground, looking ahead to a sprawling cityscape in front of them. Image text reads: Unsettled, Film Screening, Thurs., Feb 27th, 2020, the Loft Cinema, Free, Workshop w/ Jen Gilomen, Fri., Feb 28th, 2020. For more information, visit https://docscapes.org or email Beverly Seckinger: bsecking@email.arizona.edu. Co-presented by Lesbian Looks.

CFP: ALMN's edited collection on LGBTIQ+ migration on, from and to the African continent (deadline extended!)

Deadline: Contact almresearchnet@gmail.com


The African LGBTQI+ Migration Research Network (ALMN) is pleased to announce its first call for submissions. This edited collection will contribute to existing scholarly debates by bringing together diverse inputs on LGBTIQ+ migration on, from and to the African continent. We have a particular interest in what happens when borders, sexualities, genders, identities, languages and mobilities come up against the histories, trajectories, futures and imaginaries of the African continent. The book aims to interrogate what it means to do research with, on and perhaps for LGBTIQ+ migrants. We welcome contributions that go beyond simplistic narratives of persecution and instead explore how LGBTIQ+ migrants, refugees and asylum seekers subvert hetero-patriarchal norms, forge solidarity networks, negotiate care and protection structures, develop livelihood strategies and carve out spaces within landscapes of abandonment.

Full CFP Details can be found here.