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Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture Series History

The Sally Miller Gearhart endowment advances lesbian history and culture, promotes dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, supports diversity and empowers lesbian voices in higher education.

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2015: Afro-Sappho Futurisms: Drawing on the Past to Imagine us into the Future, Ana-Maurine Lara

Date: April 13, 2015

Poster for Sally Miller Gearhart event


2013: On Moving Politics: Emotion, Act Up, and Beyond, Deborah Gould

Date: April 17, 2013

Poster for 2013 Sally Miller Gearhart lecture


2011: The Kids Are All Right, But the Lesbians Aren’t: Queer Kinship in Modern Media, Suzanna Danuta Walters

Date: April 12, 2011

poster for 2011 Sally Miller Gearhart


2009: The Incredibly Shrinking Lesbian World and Other Queer Conundra, Arlene Stein

Date: May 27, 2009

Poster for 2009 Sally Miller Gearhart eventThe first annual Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture in Lesbian Studies, featuring Arlene Stein. Stein is the author of three books and the editor of two collections of essays including Sex and Sensibility: Stories of a Lesbian Generation. The first Sally Miller Gearhart Lecture in Lesbian Studies attracted a full house — community members, faculty, staff and students. Subsequently, Arlene Stein published her work in the Journal of Sexualities with reference to her presentation, the inaugural presentation of the Sally Miller Gearhart Fund.

Download Arlene Stein’s article, “The Incredible Shrinking Lesbian World and other Queer Conundra