May 29th, 2007

Information about the UC Davis Queer Studies Graduate Symposium

(x-posted to transnews)

2007 Queer Studies Graduate Symposium
University of California, Davis
"Queerness and Violence"

The war on terror has become the monolithic face of violence in dominant cultural discourse at
the same time that hate crime legislation has been positioned as a marker of progress for the
gay rights movement. Both of these moves create an obsession with safety while simultaneously
ignoring other violences, such as police violence, domestic violence, the prison industrial
complex, and violences produced by medical establishments, that continuously take and harm
lives. This symposium seeks to interrogate the ways queerness and violence function together in contemporary as well as historical practices, and puzzle out creative possibilities for transformation and resistance.

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