Queering Spaces/Queering Borders
2013 Queer Studies Conference at UNC Asheville
April 4 - 6, 2013
The UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference, a biennial event established in 1998, attracts an international audience of activists, academics, and artists who showcase a range of creative and scholarly pursuits related to the investigation of genders and sexualities. The conference themes have ranged from performance to citizenship, but always address issues of diversity, human and civil rights, intersectionality, oppression, empowerment, while providing inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches for all participants. Academic registrants have come from Tokyo, Canada, the Philippines, Israel, Australia, England, Europe and across the US.
Kickoff Plenary Session: Thursday, April 4th at 4:15 to 5:30 p.m.
"Amendment One: Where Do We Go From Here?"
Panelists will include Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality; Bishop Donagrant L. McCluney, North Carolina Field Organizer for Southerners on New Ground; and UNCA Student Kaley Fry, a queer spawn activist.
Thursday, April 4th at 7:30 p.m.
Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall
"Poetic Collaboration in the Spirit of Queer: Couples, Triads and Orgies."
Friday, April 5th at 7:30 p.m.
Mountain View room, Sherrill Center
José E. Muñoz
"Queerness and the Brown Commons: The Sense of Wildness."
Friday, April 5th at 9:00 p.m.
Alumni Hall, Highsmith Union
Mulitmedia, spoken work and hip hop artist, Rocco and Katz (F to eMbody).
Saturday, April 6th at 10:30 a.m.
Mountain View Room, Sherrill Center
(ASL interpretation provided)
Adela C. Licona
"Mi'ja, just say you're a feminist like you used to...":
Pa/trolling & Performing Queer Rhetorics in the Everyday."
Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Masonic Temple, Downtown Asheville
Welcome Home Performance Bazaar: An Evening of Queer Community and Expression
80 Broadway Street Asheville, NC 28801
Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
All proceeds benefit Youth OUTright.
To register please click on the registration form link below. All speakers and attendees must register for the conference. Registration is $85 for faculty, $75 for graduate students, and $55 for undergraduate students (includes breakfasts and lunches). Daily community passes (for sessions and speakers only) will be available at the conference for a fee of $20. The fee to only attend a keynote address will be $10. There is no registration charge for UNC Asheville students, faculty, and staff.
We have several Queer Studies Conference scholarships available. We will waiver the registration fee to conference attendees who are on a limited income. Please submit an email to Kaley Fry (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating reasons for needing this scholarship. The deadline for submissions is March 18th.
Download Registration Form
Registration will be held in the lobby of Karpen Hall Thursday and Friday.
On Saturday the registration table will be located on the Scholarship Deck in the Sherrill Center.
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Hampton Inn - Tunnel Road
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3 Reynolds Mountain Blvd Asheville, NC 28804
Sweet Peas Hostel
23 Rankin Avenue Asheville, NC 28801
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Parking will be avaiable in lot P10 across from the Reuter Center.
A shuttle will run from this parking lot to campus Thursday and Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Parking for Saturday will be in the Sherrill Center deck.
No shuttles will run on Saturday.
Please contact campus police with any questions or concerns at 828.251.6710
Map of Parking at UNC Asheville for the 2013 Queer Studies Conference
For additional information contact Lori Horvitz, email@example.com (828-251-6590) or Amy Lanou, firstname.lastname@example.org (828-250-2317).