Deep Dish Lunchtime Speaker Series

Institute for LGBT Studies
Deep Dish Schedule
Fall 2018 | Thursdays @ 12:30 pm
Women’s & Gender Resource Center | SUMC

Think deep (like "smart") and dish (like "gossip"), Deep Dish is our semester-long, weekly lunchtime speaker series that focuses on sharing and discussing LGBT-related research, community initiatives, and social justice issues. It's casual, conversational, informal--and best of all, there's free food. Deep Dish is our homage to an old-fashioned lesbian potluck, where we can build diverse networks and share information among faculty, students, staff, and community members interested in LGBT research and social issues. Most presenters are local, but we also feature presentations from visiting scholars when we are lucky enough to know about their visits in advance. 

Carlyn Arteaga and Kristin McRay

BICAS WTF Workshop: Responding to Evolving Language as a Community Safer Space

Kristen Nelson,
Queer Writer and Performer

Queer Poetry and Grief: A Reading and Discussion of the length of this gap


Alex Barksdale,
PhD Candidate Gender & Women’s Studies

Political Imaginaries of Xenofeminism and Trans* Body-Hacking


Xuefei Ma
PhD Candidate, East Asian Studies

From Nüshu (“女書) to Nü∣Shu (“女∣書): toward an Aesthetics of Herstoriography in Ma Yanling (马嬿泠)’s Performance Art


Bea Velazquez

Your Story: Evidence-based Intervention in the Classroom and Representative Social Marketing for POC LGBTQ Young Adults in Tucson

Christine Peterson
Floor Polish

Exploring Femme Through Dance*
*Come prepared to move!


Cleiton Vieira do Rego
Visiting Research Scholar, Anthropology & iLGBT Studies

An Ethnographic Introduction on Brazilian Trans Health: When Trans Activism and the State-Nation Meet

Want to know more? Have an idea for a presentation of your own?
Email Casely E. Coan at!


Previous Seasons


Spring 2018


Fall 2017












































Deep Dish - Linguistic study in the Pittsburgh Queer History Project's Video Archive (includes Video Screenings)

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Harrison Apple & Dani Stuchel
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Monstrans: An Illustrated Chapter

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Lino Arruda
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - What Does Queer Theory Have To Do with Teaching Science in Elementary Schools?

Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Prof. Kristin Gunckel
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Teaching LGBT History of the Latin American Southern Cone

Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Jadwiga Pieper Mooney
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Straight Allied Youth Enrolled in a Community-Based Program for LBGT Youth

Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Sally Stevens
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Where Have We Come From, What Are We, Where Are We Going? LGBT Publishing and Activism in the 21st Century

Thursday, February 16, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Fenton Johnson
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Cultivating mindfulness and compassion among trans youth and their caregivers: Preliminary findings from a pilot study

Thursday, February 9, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Prof. Russ Toomey
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - The US National Park Service's LGBTQ Initiative: Progress and Future Plans

Thursday, February 2, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: William P. Obrien
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Improving Medical Student Training to Reduce Health Disparities for the LGBTQIA Community

Thursday, January 26, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Diana Darnell
Location: [field_location]