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Queer Studies Network

Launched in November 2017, Oxford’s first interdisciplinary Queer Studies Network aims to bring together the many scholars at the University of Oxford whose work engages with queer studies, in order to open up new avenues for engagement with queer theory, marginalised voices and LGBTQIA+ experiences, art and activism.

Queer studies, by nature, reaches beyond institutional and disciplinary boundaries. We therefore look to collaborate with and learn from Oxford University staff, members of the Oxford community and diverse communities and movements in and beyond Oxford, in order to establish a vibrant centre for queer studies and intersectional activism. At a time when the power of imagined borders is increasingly evident across the globe, we aim to interrogate the processes by which borders are constructed and explore the disruptive possibilities of queerness.

We meet once a fortnight for a queer theory research lunch and organise other events under three banners: art and activism, transnational perspectives and heritage and engagement.

All are warmly welcome to participate.

To sign up to our mailing list, please send a blank email to queerstudies-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk

If you are interested in speaking about your research at one of our research lunches, please email ruth.ramsden-karelse@merton.ox.ac.uk

If you are interested in writing for our blog, please email eleri.watson@queens.ox.ac.uk

Folow us on Facebook @oxqueerstudies

and Twitter @oxqueerstudies

 

Co-conveners:

Ruth Ramsden-Karelse – ruth.ramsden-karelse@merton.ox.ac.uk

Mara Gold – mara.gold@classics.ox.ac.uk

Jack Doyle – jack.doyle@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk

Eleri Watson – eleri.watson@queens.ox.ac.uk

 

Steering Committee: Professor Dan Healey, Dr Thomas Hendriks and Professor Lloyd Pratt.

 

 

Image: JA Nicholls. nice to hold. Oil & acrylic on canvas. Used with permission of the artist.