A sun, an open book, Reading Rainbows

Reading Rainbows, a diversity and inclusion workshop series, gives students, faculty, and staff a space to engage with content at the intersection of LGBTQIA identity or experience.

In Spring 2022, we are offering one session.

Queer Theory with Ph.D. Candidate Terra Gasque
Friday, April 15th, 12pm-1pm
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While a topic of interest to students and research, Queer Theory's complex history and theoretical ideas can make it difficult to engage without assistance or introduction. In this talk Terra Gasque will chart a brief history of Queer Theory before transitioning into how she is utilizing the field in her PhD research. The talk will end with an open Q&A session for participants to ask questions about how to start their own investigation into and or application of Queer Theory to their own research/work.

About the Presenter:
Terra Gasque (she/her) is a NB trans femme PhD Candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology studying the intersection of Interactive Digital Narrative, Science Fiction Studies, and Queer Theory.


For group readings:

We post these readings as PDFs online at the start of the semester. Please notify us if you find a reading is not screen-reader compatible or if you would like us to provide a large-print hard copy in advance. 

For workshops:

The formats vary between workshops but may include PowerPoint slides, videos, handouts, and discussions. PowerPoint slides will be viewable during the presentation through screen sharing.

Please notify us in advance if you would like to receive a digital or large print copy of the slides and handouts or if you need the videos to be captioned or transcribed. 

*If additional accommodations are needed/desired, please email Camilla Brewer.

Previous Reading Rainbow Sessions

Fall 2021

  • (Bi)cons: Bisexual Representation in U.S. Media
  • Diving into the LGBTQ Game Archive
  • AIDS and the 80s Through Film

Spring 2021

  • Mental Health Needs Among LGBT College Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic (presented by Dr. Gilbert Gonzalez and Lena Robertson of Vanderbilt University)
  • Exploring Concepts of Sexuality and Gender in China, India, and South Korea (presented by the Office of International Education)
  • Queering Theology (presented by Kat Folk)

Fall 2020

  • Language and LGBTQ Visibility in Engineering (presented by Dr. Chloé Arson and Alex Wing)
  • Body Positivity in Queer and Trans Community

Fall 2019

  • Fostering Family:  LGBTQIA Youth in Foster Care (presented by Whitney McClain)
  • Ethical Non-Monogamy and Polyamory (presented by Amber DeSadier, Thomas DeSadier, and Chaneè Jackson Kendall)

Spring 2019

  • Disability:  Creating Access in Your Events, Programs, and Services
  • The Neoliberal University and Its Impact on Low-Income Students
  • Race:  Cultural Appropriation