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WGSS Speaker Series & QueerTalks

The WGSS Program organizes speakers each year on topics related to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies research. The Program also organizes QueerTalks, a series featuring LGBTQ+ and Queer Studies research from emerging scholars in the field.

Spring 2023

  • Dr. Ericka Wills, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Women's Crucial Roles in Sustaining Mining Strikes and Solidarity." February 27, 2-3pm, MCC 150
  • Dr. Juan Ríos Vega, Bradley University, "Testimonios of a Queer and Transnatonal Mariposa." March 9, 1-2pm, MCC 150
  • Dr. Ela Przybylo, Illinois State University, "Aces and Aros: We're Sexy and We Know It." March 22, 1:30-2:30pm, MCC 150
  • Armen Álvarez, Illinois State University, "Bombazos: A Cross-Examination of Caribbean TransIndigenous and Transcolonial Feminist Intersubjectivities." April 17, 2-3pm, MCC 150

View the WGSS Speaker Series flyer for additional information. The events are open to the public and do not require advanced registration. Anyone in need of accommodations to attend these events can email

Thank you to our sponsors this semester: Department of Geography, Geology, and the Environment; Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program; Department of Educational Administration and Foundations; Queer Coalition; and the Department of English.


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