Scholars Series

The LGBTQIA+ Scholars Series highlights current scholarship and research of BU faculty around a central theme. The 2022-2023 theme is Queer Representation & Visibility. Previous semesters’ themes have been queering pedagogy and education and identity & activism.

Full descriptions of each BU professor’s talk and the link for registration are below. View our previous semesters’ talks.

Spring 2023

‘Dyke Bars Never Last’: Gentrification, Critical Nostalgia and the Commemoration of Lost Dyke Bars, featuring Japonica Brown-Saracino, Professor and Chair of Sociology – Friday, February 24, 12-1:30pm, register here.

Risk and Resistance: How Feminists Transformed the Law and Science of AIDS, featuring Aziza Ahmed, Professor of Law and R. Gordon Butler Scholar in International Law, School of Law – Friday, March 3, 12-1:30pm, register here

“If I was straight and white it would be different: they would believe me”: The experiences of gay Latino and/or Black male sexual assault survivors when disclosing being sexually assaulted, featuring Daniel Jacobson López, Assistant Professor, BU School of Social Work and Faculty Affiliate, Center for Innovation in Social Work & Health – Friday, April 14, 12-1:30pm, register here


Fall 2022

Borderlanding Academic Researchers: A Range of Whisper Networks, featuring Laura M. Jiménez – Friday, September 30, 12-1:30pm.

Visibly Hidden: Exploring Queer Masculinities in 1950s Popular Music, featuring Vincent L. Stephens – Friday, October 28, 12-1:30pm

Transmasculinity on Television, featuring Patrice Oppliger – Friday, November 4, 12-1:30pm

Assessing and Addressing the Well-Being of LGBTQ Populations, featuring Carl Streed Jr. – Friday, December 2, 12-1:30pm