Doing Queer Studies Now

Workshop with Andrea Rottmann

“Passing gay and lesbian rights in Wisconsin, 1967-1983: Complicating the history of the LGBT rights movement.”
Friday, April 12
1-2:30 pm
G240 Lane Hall


Workshop with Trevor Hoppe

Lunch workshop with graduate student Trevor Hoppe (Sociology and Women’s Studies)
“Interpreting Disparate Outcomes in Michigan Trial Court HIV Nondisclosure Convictions: The Modifying Effect of the Complainant’s Gender”
Thursday, March 21
1-2:30 pm
G240 Lane Hall

Lunch will be served, and Trevor’s draft is available on CTools.

Workshop with David Green (American Culture)

DQSN Workshop with David Green
“The Winds of Orisha: On Audre Lorde and the Poetics of Afrekete”
Friday, Feb. 15
1-2:30 pm
G240 Lane Hall

Paper available on the DQSN CTools site. Lunch will be served.

Workshop with Jack Tocco

DQSN Graduate Workshop
Jack Tocco (Anthropology)
“The mode of transmission that dare not speak its name: Islam, AIDS, and the public secret of homosexuality in Northern Nigeria.”
Friday, January 18
1-3 pm
Draft available on CTools

Rostom Mesli on Nov. 29, 2012

Rostom Mesli, (Graduate Student, Comparative Literature)
Dissertation prospectus workshop
“‘The Sexual Is Political’: Articulation, Hegemony, and 1970s Radical Discourses”

Thursday, November 29
1 pm
G240 Lane Hall

Lunch will be provided.

Rostom’s prospectus is available for download on CTools. Contact Scott De Orio ( if you would like to be added to the site.

Psychoanalyst Jean Allouch on Oct. 31

God is not Dead: The Neglect of Spirituality in Psychoanalysis and Queer Theory
by Jean Allouch
Founder of the Ecole Lacanienne de Psychanalyse

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
4 to 5:30 pm
2239 Lane Hall
204 S. State Street

Lunch Workshop with Joseph Fischel

Head on down to the dungeon of Lane Hall this Wednesday for a lunch workshop with political theorist Joseph Fischel. We’ll be discussing an article draft, pre-circulated on CTools, that Joe has written about the idea of homonationalism.

Dr. Joseph Fischel (LGBT Studies, Yale University)
“The Dialectics of Homonationalism?”
Wednesday, October 3
12-2 pm
G240 Lane Hall

RSVP to Scott De Orio ( so he knows how much food to order.

Workshop with Tiffany Ball

Dissertation prospectus workshop with graduate student Tiffany Ball (English and Women’s Studies)
“Guilty Pleasures: Modern Femininity and Queer Possibility”
Friday, September 21
1-3 pm
2239 Lane Hall

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Scott De Orio ( so he knows how much food to order.


Welcome to the website of Doing Queer Studies Now (DQSN), a Rackham Graduate Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Michigan! We’ll post the details here whenever we put on an event.

The purpose of this workshop is to draw on the achievements of our “Doing Queer Studies Now” graduate conference, which took place at the University of Michigan from October 21-23, 2010, in order to further the discussions about queer knowledge production that this important conference generated. We try to create a low-risk environment in which graduate students can present their works-in-progress and receive feedback–over food, obvi.