Queer and the Cost of Living Crisis

Monday, January 29, 2024 - Friday, February 16, 2024 Glasgow - University of Strathclyde Learning and Teaching Building (TL651) 49 Richmond Street Glasgow G1 1XQ

Queer and the Cost of Living Crisis (RSE Series)

Seminar 1: Data in/as Crisis - 30th Nov. 2023, 4pm, University of Strathclyde Dr Kevin Guyan, University of Glasgow & Prof Yvette Taylor, University of Strathclyde. 

Seminar 2: Queer(s) through Crisis - 14th Dec., 2023, 5pm, Online via Zoom, details to follow Laurence Fox, Author of This Has Always Been a War. The Radicalization of a Working Class Queer, in discussion with Yvette Taylor. 

Seminar 3: Political Crisis - 29th Jan, 4pm-6pm, University of Strathclyde. Patrick Harvie (MSP) and the Equality Network.

Seminar 4: Educational Crisis: LGBTQ+ Students Unions Panel - 16th Feb., 2024, 12noon-2pm,representatives from Universities of Strathclyde, West of Scotland, Glasgow and Queen Margaret. University of Strathclyde. 

Following the publication of  Working-Class Queers. Time, Place and Politics (Pluto, 2023), this is a Series of conversations about queers in, through and beyond 'crisis times'. 

Contemporary socio-economic crisis is pervasive with rising inequality, democratic erosion, and climate degradation, impacting across everyday local and global contexts. When normative neoliberal governance is itself in question, how might queer life inform State and non-State solutions to crisis? While queer life is often subject to inequality, might attentiveness to queer precarity, persistence, even progress or profit, might trigger a re-imagining of contemporary crisis? 

Queer and the Cost of Living Crisis RSE Series ask if queer investments – materially, culturally, politically and emotionally – can help inform solutions to crisis as people and communities respond without – and outwith – State support.

Confirmed speakers include LGBTQ+ Student Union Panel, Equality Network, Prof. Matt Brim, Dr Rohit K. Dasgupta, Dr Leanne Dawson, Laurence Fox, Dr Kevin Guyan, Patrick Harvie (MSP), Prof. Peter Matthews. 

The Series is part of an RSE Personal Fellowship 'Queer Social Justice' (Yvette Taylor, University of Strathclyde, @YvetteTaylor0) 

IG - @queersocialjustice

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