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Announcing Queering Health/Care: A Virtual Series from DC Queer Studies at UMD

March 05, 2021 The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Mutual Care panel details with images of Moya Bailey (Black androgynous person with short natural hair, wearing glasses and a Black shirt with a bittersweet red scarf in front of a cobalt blue background), Aimi Hamraie (olive-skinned Iranian transmasculine-presenting person. They have short, dark curly hair and wear dark rectangular glasses, a blue shirt, a blazer) and Hil Malatino (white trans guy with salt-and-pepper hair and a faint mustache, smiling against a brick background. Photo is black and white.)

Presenting: Mutual Care; Pandemics, Plural; and Queering Health/Care: A DC-area Symposium

Queering Health/Care: A Virtual Series

The DC Queer Studies Speaker Series and Symposium are hosted by the LGBTQ Studies Program of the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Maryland 

Mutual Care 
Thursday March 25th 5:30-7pm EST

Scholars working at the intersections of disability, trans, racial, and queer justice gather to reflect on mutuality and care in our current moment and its precursors, asking what lessons past and ongoing practices of mutual care hold for life in the pandemic and its potential aftermaths.

  • Moya Bailey, Africana Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University 
  • Aimi Hamraie, Medicine, Health, & Society and American Studies, Vanderbilt University
  • Hil Malatino, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Philosophy, Penn State University
  • Moderator: Alexis Lothian, Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Maryland

Registration is required: 

Pandemics, Plural
Wednesday April 21st 5:30-7pm EST

Highlighting issues of risk and vulnerability, panelists will consider Covid19 in relation to other pandemics (and epidemics) and as a disease that has had very uneven impacts across race and class lines, be that in terms of health access and outcomes or criminalization and policing. 

  • Darius Bost, Ethnic Studies, School for Cultural and Social Transformation, University of Utah
  • Karma R. Chávez, Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, University of Texas at Austin
  • Pascal Emmer, COVID-19 Policing Project, Community Resource Hub
  • Moderator: Christina Hanhardt, American Studies, University of Maryland

Registration is required:

Queering Health/Care: A DC-Area Symposium
May 28th 12pm-5pm EST

We invite DC-area students, activists, and other scholars to present research and community-based projects as well as exchange in themed discussions under the broad rubric of “queering health.” This Zoom gathering aims to facilitate networks for future community building and research initiatives in the region.

A CFP and registration details will be distributed by mid-March.

Please visit our website for more information on the DC Queer Studies Speaker Series and Symposium

ASL interpreting and live captioning will be provided. Please contact for any other accessibility requests.