Who cares about working-class queers in Britain today?
Are queers marginal to the study of class, and are the working-classes marginal to queer studies?
Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Professor Yvette Taylor (University of Strathclyde), author of Working-Class Queers: Time, Place and Politics (Pluto press 2023) about topics of queer life and social class in contemporary Britain.
Yvette Taylor is Professor of Education at the University of Strathclyde. She has worked with the Scottish Government researching LGBTQ+ lives in the pandemic, and with Scottish Ballet on Safe to be Me, exploring inclusive curriculum in schools. She is the author and co-editor of numerous books on queer life and class inequality, recently including Queer Precarities in and out of Higher Education, and The Handbook of Imposter Syndrome.
Discussants: Dr Jane Traies and Dr Olu Jenzen
Jane Traies is a queer historian whose research focuses on the lives of marginalised women. She is the author of The Lives of Older Lesbians: Sexuality, Identity and the Life Course (Palgrave, 2016) and two edited collections of lesbian life stories, Now You See Me (Tollington Press, 2018) and Free To Be Me (Tollington Press, 2021). She is an Associate of the University of Sussex.
Olu Jenzen is Reader in Media Studies and the Director of the Research Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender. Her research focuses on Digital Culture and Activism, and LGBTQ+ Media Cultures. She is the co-editor of The Aesthetics of Protest: Global Visual Culture and Communication (AUP, 2020) and a special issue of the Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change, on ‘Global Queer and Feminist Visual Activism’ (2022).
This event is co-hosted by The University of Sussex’s Centre for Sexual Dissidence and The University of Brighton’s Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender.
All welcome! The event will be held at Grand Parade Room 204, University of Brighton City Campus, Brighton, BN2 0JY. Get your free ticket: here