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 - Huevos Rancheros: The Sexual Comedy of Mexican Masculinity

Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presenter: Liliana C. Gonzalez, PhD Candidate
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Excessive Visions: Queerness, Decadence, and Experimental Film

Thursday, November 3, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Christian Waguespack
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Screening Sex: Enacting HPV Through Gender and Sexuality

Thursday, October 27, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Will Robertson
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Psychoanalysis and the Origins of HIV

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:00pm

Presenter: Adam Geary
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - ISIS and the Weaponization of Sex

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Leila Hudson
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Queer Muslims in France and Québec

Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Denis Michael Provencher
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Desire the Masculine: Meo dei Tolomei's Homoerotic Poetry

Thursday, September 29, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Fabian Alfie
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Gotitas de Saber: Disrupting Master Narratives of Latinidad through the Testimonio of Passing as Mexican

Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Joanna Sanchez-Avila
Location: [field_location]

Deep Dish - Unbecoming Life: Notes on Jellyfish Immaterialism

Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presenter: Eva Hayward
Location: [field_location]