Global Queer Research Group: Sexual Politics in the Era of Transnationalism, Diasporas and Postcoloniality

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Welcome to the GQRG website!  This group is for anyone who is interested in thinking globally queer and queerly global, or those of you who are utterly confused by what each of these terms mean to our academic contexts and everyday lives. Since its formation in 2011, our group has successfully attracted brilliant scholars and funding (a major thanks to the generous support from the Liu Institute for Global Issues, The Dean of Arts, The School of Social Work, The Department of Asian Studies, The Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, and the Critical Studies in Sexuality Program)to spearhead the project of creating a space and resources for conducting queer studies research concerned with global issues, transnationalism, anti-colonial/imperialism and the politics of citizenship. Please check out the ‘Upcoming Events’ page to follow the events that we are hosting or co-sponsoring. Also remember to subscribe to our listerv.

Mission Statement: The Global Queer Research Group (GQRG) is a new research group initiative based at the Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC. The purpose of the GQRG is to connect scholars, activists, and community members around research and policy issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex communities, both locally and globally. Areas of focus within the GQRG include (but are not limited to) homophobic violence and anti-homosexual legislation, global l/g/b/t/q/ i human rights issues, the rise of “homonationalism” in western Europe and North America, transitional justice for queer communities, queer migration and asylum issues, media and knowledge networks, health issues like HIV/AIDS, and representations of queer experiences and identities.

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