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Remnants of Resistance: Queer Studies Scholars Mine the Archives

October 17, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
University Library - Jack & Florence Ferman Presentation Room

remnants of resistanceJoin faculty from the Library and Queer Studies program for a live panel discussion to learn more about the Queer Studies program at CSUN and the kind of research being done by program faculty as part of the CIRCA Queer Histories Festival. Creators of episodes in the Remnants of Resistance podcast series and their student research assistants will reflect on their work, what they learned, and what they want to know more about in the stories they explored. Panel members will also discuss their impressions of the histories presented in the series as a whole, and more.

Audio from this event will be recorded and shared as a final episode of the podcast series. Attendance will be open to all and free of charge.


Xochitl AlvisoXochitl Alvizo (she/her) is an associate professor who teaches Women and Religion and the Philosophy of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality at California State University, Northridge. She teaches with Religious Studies, her home department, as well as the Queer Studies and Civic and Community Engagement programs. Her research areas include feminist and queer theories, congregational studies, ecclesiology, and the emerging church.




Marie CartierMarie Cartier is a professor, poet, writer, artist, and scholar. She holds a BA in Communications from the University of New Hampshire; an MA in English/Poetry from Colorado State University; an MFA in Theatre Arts (Playwriting) from UCLA; an MFA in Film and TV (Screenwriting) from UCLA; an MFA in Visual Art (Painting/Sculpture) from Claremont Graduate University; and a Ph.D. in Religion with an emphasis on Women and Religion from Claremont Graduate University. Her acclaimed book Baby, You Are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars And Theology Before Stonewall was published in 2014 by Routledge.




Stefanie DrewStefanie Drew is a professor of Psychology and leads the Visual Information Sciences & Neuroscience Lab at California State University, Northridge. Research in the VISN lab focuses on visual perception, learning, and technology, using a variety of methodologies that include psychophysics, optometric measures, and neuroimaging.






Omar GonzalezOmar González is a Two-Spirit, Queer Pocho Xicanx from El Chuco, Texas. He received his M.A. in Chicana/o Studies from CSUN and his PhD in Chicana/o Studies from UCLA, where he worked with Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Alma Lopez, creating Queer Xicanx theory based on various works of John Rechy, the original Queer Chicano author. Omar’s work focuses LGBT Chicanx Literature and the legacy of HIV/AIDS on Queer men of color. Omar has various publications, including two in Queer in Aztlan (2013), and in the recent Fathers, Fathering, and Fatherhood: Queer Chicano/Mexicano Desire and Belonging (2021).




Sid HansenSid Hansen is a professor of Philosophy at California State University, Northridge and teaches in Philosophy and the Queer Studies program. Their work focuses on feminist theory, bioethics, and continental philosophy.






Ellen JaroszEllen Jarosz is Head of Special Collections and Archives at California State University, Northridge. She holds a Masters of Arts in Library and Information Studies with an Archives Concentration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the Associate Administrator for the Western Archives Institute, and a past president of the Society of California Archivists. Ellen was formerly Special Collections and University Archives Librarian at San Diego State University, and a Project Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society.




Heidi SchumacherHeidi Schumacher is the Director of the Graduate Resource and Academic Development Center at California State University, Northridge and teaches in the Queer Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, and English departments. Her work focuses on feminist and queer theory, and on approaches to student success rooted in equity, inclusion, and justice frameworks.






Danielle SprattDanielle Spratt (she/her) is a professor of English and the Director of The Office of Community Engagement at CSUN. Her research includes eighteenth-century literature, the history of medicine and science, and public humanities and archival justice.






Colleen TrippColleen Tripp is an associate professor of English at California State University, Northridge. Her teaching and research interests include 19th-century and contemporary print culture, form and genre, empire, globalization, ecology, diversity and equity, women’s writing, and public humanities. She has been published in Studies in American Fiction, Engaging the Age of Jane Austen: Public Humanities in Practice, the Journal of Transnational American Studies, and more.





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