Emerging Scholars Program – January 2018 2018-01-01T20:17:22+00:00

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The Queer Cultural Center’s Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts and Creative Labor’s Emerging Scholars Program present:
Queer Theory: with Jess Jung, Ricki Dwyer, Xander Lenc and Giovanni D’Ambrosio.
Moderated by Elena Gross and Julian Wong-Nelson.
Introduction by Jacqueline Francis Ph.D. (Chair, Visual and Critical Studies, CCA)
Organized by Rudy Lemcke and Greig Crysler

January 16th (Tuesday) 2018
7- 8:30pm
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street, San Francisco

Queer Theory presents the Master’s thesis projects of four emerging scholars from UC Berkeley’s Art Practice Department and The College of Environmental Design working in the fields of architecture, visual culture, race, gender studies, and queer theory.

The presentations include:
Jess Jung, Space and Subjects: An Analysis of Transgender and Queer Spatiality
Ricki Dwyer, If Queer is Craft, Is Cloth Trans?
Xander Lenc, Is the Rectum a Desert? On Queer Aridity and Futurity in Palm Springs
Giovanni D’Ambrosio, Linking Struggles: Queer Necropolitics and the Campus Anti-Sexual Violence Movement

Elena Gross, M.A. (California College of the Arts, 2017) and Julian Wong-Nelson, M.A. (San Francisco Art Institute, 2017) will moderate the program with an introduction by Jacqueline Francis Ph.D. (Chair of the Visual and Critical Studies Department at California College of the Arts).

Emerging Scholars Program (ESP) brings together recent graduates in the disciplines of Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Environmental Design disciplines whose work explores gender identity and issues relevant to queer and trans people of color with Bay Area non-profit, community based arts and social service organizations for a series of conversations that will bring community perspective to their work and develop a network of queer scholars and community partners to foster collaborative research, workshops and cultural events that will enrich the lives of the queer community.

Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts brings together locally and nationally renowned artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars for a series of conversations to discuss a broad range of LGBTQI topics in the humanities, architecture, design, and the arts. QCCA is an on-going collaboration between the Queer Cultural Center, California College of the Arts, and U.C. Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.

The Emerging Scholars Program is produced with the support of the San Francisco Arts Commission.