Queer Studies Research Group -- “Disco Dionisos” (David Trullo 'New Pagans' 2005)

“Disco Dionisos”
(David Trullo 'New Pagans' 2005)

Since 2006, and with support from UM’s Center for the Humanities, the Queer Studies Research Group has brought together scholars whose research and creative interests focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies. All participants maintain a commitment to interdisciplinarity and global perspectives. Faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates from the University of Miami take an active role in the group. Departmental affiliations are wide ranging—from Anthropology to English to Modern Languages and Literatures to Theater Arts, among other fields. We welcome members from all walks of the humanities and social sciences, as well as individuals affiliated with UM’s other schools or neighboring institutions. 

The group gathers approximately two times per semester to consider recent scholarship in queer studies. These discussions are often complemented by visits from prominent academics or writers. One not need be a member of the Queer Studies Research Group to attend these talks.

View the special issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online on "Thinking Queer Activism Transnationally," guest edited by Brenna Munro and Gema Pérez-Sánchez:


Abstract for Queer Studies Special Issue

If you would like your name added to the listserv or information about readings from past meetings, please let us know; email Brenna Munro (bmunro@miami.edu).



FALL 2018

Tuesday, October 2nd, 3:00pm - 4:00p.m
Center for the Humanities Conference Room
— Julia Serano, “A Trans Woman Manifesto” and “Chapter 7: Pathological Science: Debunking Sexological and Sociological Models of Transgenderism.” In The Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity. Seal Press, 2007. Pp. 11-20; 115-160.

Thursday, October 25th, 12.30pm - 1:45pm
MLL Conference Room (MB 210-01)
— Lisa Duggan, "The Full Catastrophe”
— Masha Gessen, "An NYU Sexual Harassment Case Has Spurred a Necessary Conversation about #metoo.
— Chris Newfield, "Humanities Graduate Education After Avital Ronell.”
— Andrea Long Chu, "I Worked with Avital Ronell. I Believe Her Accuser.”

Queer Studies Research Group Co-Convener -- Brenna Munro

Brenna Munro – Fall 2018

Assistant Professor of English