Deep Dish Lunchtime Speaker Series

Institute for LGBT Studies
Deep Dish Schedule
Spring 2019 | 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. 

Angela Labistre 
iLGBT Studies GRA
Bridgette Nobbe
MA Candidate in Higher Education

The Queer Closet: Creating Inclusive Clothing Spaces at the UA


Kate Kincaid & Sarah Bachman-Williams
Co-founders & Directors
Southwest Love Fest

Joanna Smith
Events Coordinator
Southwest Love Fest

Finding Community in Ethical Nonmonogamy


Prof. Carol Brochin
College of Education

Contrabandistas de Libros: Cultural Production of LGBTQ Children’s Books from Mexico


Yv Nay
Visiting Scholar, GWS & iLGBT Studies (Transgender Studies Initiative)

The Vitality of Transnational Trans* Politics


Sarah Maaske
Yoga Oasis Instructor

Yoga: Creating LGBTQ+ and Trauma-Informed Space

Brigette Walters
Doctoral Candidate, Spanish & Portuguese

Thinking Through Drag



En lieu of a Deep Dish presentation today, please join us Friday 3/29 at our 2019 Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture by Prof. Laura Marks!
6-7:30 PM | Union Kiva (SUMC Level 2)


Andrew Ramer
Interfaith Maggid (Sacred Storyteller)

Queering Sacred Texts

4/11 Berte Reyes
Doctoral Candidate RCTE

The Radical Potential of Queer Gaming


Erin Voss
Owner, Jellywink

Kink Starts with Inclusion: Creating Space for Marginalized Bodies and Queerness in the Sex Industry

4/25 Lindsay Johnson
Integrative Health & Wellness Nurse Coach

Prioritizing Your Wellbeing: Self Care Strategies Workshop

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


Previous Seasons


Fall 2018


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]