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 2021

April 16th, 2021, 11am via Zoom


Please let us know if you would like to present or attend only. Registration opens February 1, 2021 and closes March 26th, 2021 at 11:45PM.


Call for Proposals

Abstracts are due March 19th, 2021, 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 March 19th, 2021.

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 Dani Alexander (dalexa54@kennesaw.edu).

Queer Research Day is a partnership between the LGBTQ Resource Center and the Presidential Commission on LGBTQ Initiatives.