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Lecture: Religion and Black Queer Women

Thursday, February 20, 2014
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center @ Student Union SU 403

The Rainbow Center's Out to Lunch Lecture Series continues the semester with a presentation by LaToya Eaves, entitled, "Maybe my faith didn't explode; maybe it expanded: Religion and Black Queer Women."

The talk considers the interconnectivity of sexuality, religion, and place. Specifically, the talk argues that Christianity is a necessary standpoint from which to examine and understand the lives and experiences of Black LGBTQ people. Based on qualitative research conducted between 2011 and 2013, the talk primarily centralizes the role of a Christian identity for Black queer women living in North Carolina.

LaToya Eaves is a PreDoctoral Fellow in Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies and the Department of Geography at UConn. She is a PhD Candidate at Florida International University in Miami, FL. Her dissertation is titled: Spatial Articulations of Region, Race, and Sexuality Among Black Queer and Lesbian Women of Western North Carolina. Prior to enrolling at FIU, she worked in Student Affairs and Undergraduate Admissions and received a Master's in Higher Education Administration from Florida State University. She received bachelor's degrees in Theatre and English Literature from North Carolina State University.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches.

Admission Fee: Free and open to all


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Rainbow Center (primary), Africana Studies Institute, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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