Queer Research Day

"Queer theorizes what escapes, exceeds, and resists normative formations"

(Helen Hok-Sze Leung, 2008, p. 3)

In light of the radical potential of queer—as theories, identities, politics, and communities—how can we challenge normalcy, and indeed, live, study, and think through queer’s impossibilities and nuances. Queer Research Day (QRD) works to cultivate a space for students, staff, and faculty on campus to highlight how we are addressing queerness across and between our respective disciplines.

The goal of QRD is to empower one another, share our queer research, and foster community through interdisciplinary research and scholarship.

Queer Research Day 2019
March 22, 2019

Student Center Leadership Room
ST205, Kennesaw Campus
10:00am - 5:00pm


Registration opens January 16, 2019 and closes March 21, 2019 at 11:45PM.


Call for Proposals

Paper abstracts are due February 22, 2019, and can be submitted online using the button below. Presentations should be 15-20 minutes, and center the topic of queer (in its broad form).

Topics might address:

  • queerness as theory, as method, as approach
  • queerness as identity, as experience, as embodiment
  • queerness as politics, as activism
  • queerness as self, as community, as nation

Abstracts must include:

  • name, or names, of presenter(s)
  • departmental affiliation
  • abstract (maximum 300 words)
  • keywords (maximum 5)

Abstracts are due on or before February 22, 2019.

Submit Proposal

Note: Submissions are open to undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff of Kennesaw State University.


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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Cameron Greensmith (cgreensm@kennesaw.edu) or Jessica Duvall (jduvall6@kennesaw.edu).

Queer Research Day is a partnership between the LGBTQ Resource Center, Department of Social Work and Human Services, and the Presidential Commission on LGBTQ Initiatives.