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Queer Tools: Connections and Concepts of Community

Queer Tools: Connections and Concepts of Community
252 Bloor Street West, OISE room 5-280
Time: Oct 29th, 6:00 pm End: Oct 29th, 8:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Sexual Diversity, Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Critical Theory, Communications, 2000-


Panel and Roundtable Discussion

Wednesday October 29, 6-8 pm
OISE room 5-280 (5th floor, 252 Bloor St West) with invited OISE VISITING SCHOLARS

  • ROLAND SINTOS COLOMA, Miami University, Ohio: Loss, Epistemicide, and Queer Truths from the Global South
  • ANNE HARRIS, Monash University, Australia: Am I A Tool? Genderqueer Junk and Visuality
  • CRIS MAYO, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Between Trolling and Urgency: Raging Queers in Online Communities
  • LISA WEEMS, Miami University, Ohio: Tucking, Packing and Other Pedagogies of Intimacy

Panel Facilitated by Professor MEGAN BOLER, OISE/University of Toronto

Hosts: Departments of Social Justice Education, and Adult Education and Community Development program of LHAE

Roland Sintos Coloma is Professor and Chair of Teacher Education at Miami University in Ohio, USA. His work focuses on history and cultural studies; race, gender, and sexuality; empire and diaspora. He is the editor of Postcolonial Challenges in Education (2009) and the lead editor of Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing Invisibility (2012). He is completing two book manuscripts: Imperial Fixations: Writing Filipinos into Education History and Asian Canadian Studies Reader.

Anne Harris is recipient of Australian Research Council Discovery Award (2014-2016) researching the commodification of creativity, Senior Lecturer in Education at Monash University (Melbourne), and an interdisciplinary researcher in the areas of arts, diversity and digital media. A native New Yorker, Anne has worked professionally as a playwright, teaching artist and journalist in the USA and Australia, has published over 50 articles and 6 books, her latest being Queer Teachers, Identity and Performativity (2014, Palgrave).  More at her Creative Research Hub: www.creativeresearchhub.com or https://monuni.academia.edu/AnneHarris

Cris Mayo is Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies and Director of Online Learning at the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Her publications include LGBTQ Youth and Education: Policies and Practices (Teachers College Press, 2013), Disputing the Subject of Sex: Sexuality and Public School Controversies (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004, 2007).  Her latest book brings together new associations between youth in Gay Straight Alliances, the challenges of online communities, and practices of animal rehabilitation and sustainability education.

Lisa Weems
is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and Education at Miami University, Ohio.  An active participant in various queer of color and punk feminist communities for over 20 years, Weems serves in many capacities: researcher, educator, advocate, cultural worker, community organizer and auntie.  She has published widely in educational theory and gender studies, and cultural studies, including the essay,  “M.I.A. in the global youthscape: Rethinking girls' resistance and agency in postcolonial contexts,” in Girlhood Studies. Weems is the founding Director of the DIVA Institute (Developing Intellectually Vibrant Activists).  She is currently writing a book on queer dissident citizenship through digital and popular culture.

This event is free and open to all.  For more info contact Dr. Megan Boler at:  megan.boler@utoronto.ca.

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