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Scholars to Leaders: Queer @ Western
Queer @ Western will focus on being 2SLGBTQI in the academy. Dr. WG Pearson will discuss how things have changed and also ways in which conditions for queer and trans people in the university system are still problematic, both in terms of the things one encounters as a student and in terms of conditions for faculty. This is particularly important right now due to the university's growing commitment to EDI and our understanding of the impact intersectionality has on how people thrive at Western. As developing leaders, there is a lot to think about in terms of how we promote a queer- and trans-inclusive society at Western that is also respectful of intersectional concerns.

Dr. WG Pearson (per/pers), Chair, Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

WG Pearson is Chair of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Pearson teaches sexuality studies, queer and trans theory, Indigenous cinemas, and science fiction. Pearson is co-editor with Lisa Yaszek, Sonja Fritzsche, and Keren Omry of The Routledge Companion to Gender and Science Fiction (forthcoming). With Susan Knabe, per is the co-editor of Reverse Shots: Indigenous Film and Media in an International Context (2014) and the co-author of Zero Patience (2011) on John Greyson’s eponymous film. Per is also co-editor with Hollinger and Gordon of Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction (2008) and a past winner of the Science Fiction Research Association’s Innovative Research Award. In 2019, Pearson was appointed as a 3M National Teaching Fellow.

Oct 5, 2022 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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