First LGBTIQA+ Studies Conference

First LGBTIQA+ Studies Conference



To encourage LGBTIQA+ studies and to make them visible are told to be two of the main strategies to combat LGBTIQA+phobia and to promote safe spaces for non-straight subjectivities. 

With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce the First LGBTIQA+ Studies Conference of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The Conference aims to become a meeting point for students and researchers of any discipline and level, who, from our university community, are involved in LGBTIQA+ topics in their research and/or creative work.

Queer studies tend to be solitary and, in the worst case, openly confronted. The First LGBTIQA+ Studies Conference aims to combat this loneliness and other barriers that impede the free development of LGBTIQA+ Studies.

To achieve this goal, we call together students and/or researchers of our University in order to share their research work, creative projects, research groups or activism... related to LGBTIQA+ topics. During the Conference, we aim to draw a global image of the current situation of the LGBTIQA+ Studies in our University, as well as to promote a fluid, ongoing and further conversation.


O b j e c t i v e s

  • To get to know the research and creative initiatives related to the LGBTIQA+ Studies, currently being conducted, or recently concluded in our University.
  • To disseminate the LGBTIQA+ Studies initiatives currently being conducted, or recently concluded, in our University.
  • To promote a conversation between the different initiatives, regardless disciplines and levels, to achieve a fluid and further work in the field of LGBTIQA+ Studies.
W h o   c a n   p a r t i c i p a t e

Any student/researcher at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in any of the degrees, master programs, disciplines, departments, etc.

There are only two requirements: 1) the submitted work is explicitly related to LGBTIQA+ Studies; and 2) the work is currently being conducted or recently concluded.

Eligible works can be (but are not limited to): academic papers of any level (final subject work, final degree project, final master's thesis, thesis, thesis project), creative projects in literature, audiovisual… done while studying in the UPF. Also research projects and groups, seminars, reading clubs… 
Works can be presented in Catalan, Spanish and English.

P a r t i c i p a t i o n

The presentation will last between 10-15 minutes. After that, we will conduct a Q&A round.

D a t e

June 15, 2021

How   t o   p a r t i c i p a t e

Please, write an e-mail to: [email protected]including the description of your project in approximately 250 words, all along with a biography of about 100 words, before Friday, June 4. Please, also indicate your relation with the University (student, researcher, etc.), as well as your faculty, department or ongoing studies (if the case).

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