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York Graduate Queer Symposium

June 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

FREE but booking with eventbrite is required
Join us to celebrate pioneering postgraduate research at our virtual Graduate Queer Symposium.

About this event

To celebrate Pride Month, the GSA LGBTQ Network are holding a virtual Graduate Queer Symposium on Friday 25th June from 1-3:30pm. This event, held over Zoom, aims to highlight and celebrate the important, pioneering research that postgraduates at the University of York are undertaking in the fields of gender, sexuality and queerness.

Five speakers, from a variety of academic backgrounds, will present their ongoing research, covering topics as diverse as alternative education, reproductive justice, community-based elder care, identity rights, and artistic methodologies.

Please come along on Friday to listen, learn, and ask questions!


Jodi M Burn (MA Social Justice & Education) – Allowing space for self-directed genders?: Trans people and alternative education

Paloma Sánchez (MA Women’s and Gender Studies) – Subversive Otherness: breaking the binary of art and research to investigate queer realities

Ell Martin (MA Applied Human Rights) – How have trans rights in the UK been impacted by the recent public discourse over identity rights?

Liz Wands-Murray (2nd Year Postgraduate Researcher, Department of Social Policy & Social Work) – The cultural competence of community based social care for older lesbian, gay and bisexual people

Agnes Kandlbinder (MA Women’s Studies) – The “mother” is not always certain: Queer reproductive justice, assisted reproductive technologies, and the politics of trans+ fertility preservation in Germany (and beyond)

How to register

Please sign up via Eventbrite by claiming a free ticket and we will send you the Zoom link prior to the event.


If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with the organisers at mjc566@york.ac.uk and we’ll try our best to help!

Event Guidelines

Where talks might touch on sensitive or potentially distressing content, warnings will be provided beforehand. Questions about research are actively encouraged! But please do be respectful of our speakers when doing so – this is a warm, celebratory event in the spirit of Pride, so come ready to uplift and support!


June 25, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
FREE but booking with eventbrite is required


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