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Sunday, August 20 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Queer Trekkers: Galactic Utopias and Liminal Spaces
As a series that explores visions of utopia and questions societal norms, it is only logical that Star Trek would be an imagined home for LGBTQ people. But, how exactly has Star Trek inspired notions of queer freedom? Stories from The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager all play with sexuality and gender normativity if scanned with the right settings. Join three queer trekkers as they dive deep into exploring the subtexts and liminal narrative spaces where queer life-signs are found.

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Alex Dax (Woods)

Alex Dax (Woods) is a Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics and Computer Science at CUNY-Grad and is a dedicated queer geek fan of Deep Space Nine (especially Jadzia Dax).
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Carson Chodos

Carson Chodos is a White, Jewish, Queer ciswoman teacher at MS 447 and second generation Trekker raised on daily TNG and Voyager who’s queer roots are traced back to (re)readings of Roddenberry’s galactic utopia(s), she holds science fiction as a sacred critical lens for cult... Read More →
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Katia Perea

Associate Professor of Sociology, CUNY-City University New York
Katia Perea is a Cuban Queer who holds a Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research and is an Associate Professor of Sociology for CUNY- City University New York, her research specializes in Television Girl Cartoons and Gender in Popular Culture.


Sunday August 20, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room A