More info about the Summer 2022 Lavender Language Institute coming soon.

2019 Cohort

June 14-25, 2021 at Florida Atlantic University

The third annual Lavender Languages Institute at Florida Atlantic University offers 10 days of online class discussion, research opportunities and informal conversations exploring topics of current interest in language and sexuality studies, queer linguistics, and various lavender language themes.

The institute begins with a half-day orientation and virtual happy hour session on Monday, June 14th. This session includes Institute faculty presentations exploring current debates in queer theory and queer linguistics.

Courses offered this summer include: Studying Language and Sexuality; Hate Speech/ Critical Discourse Analysis; Tranimicies: Language, Trans and Animal Studies; Language, Sexuality and Anti-Imperial Critique; Citizenship’s Queer Exclusions: Migration, Sexuality and the Legislation of Queer Language; Language and Ecologies of Desire (to be taught in Spanish with sufficient student interest); Quare Linguistics.


Program Alumni

Sahin Acikgoz - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2018)
Maximilliano Campana - independent scholar (2019)
Al Crowley - University of South Carolina (2018, 2019)
Ernesto Cuba - City University of New York, The Graduate Center (2018)
Melissa Curry - Rhode Island College (2018)
Jason D'Angelo - Georgetown University (2018, 2019)
Brooke English - Rice University (2018)
Mie Hiramoto - National University of Singapore (2019)
Laura Horst - California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (2018, 2019)
Lex Konnelly - University of Toronto (2018, 2019)
Jade Levandofsky - American University (2018)
Aiden Loughlin - University of Victoria (2019)
Hazel Marshall - Ucniveristy of California, Santa Barbara (2018)
Damara Martin - Florida Atlantic University (2019)
Michelle Marzullo - California Institute of Integral Studies (2018)
Julissa Mansilla - Florida Atlantic University (2019)
Darrin Miller - University of North Texas (2018)
Victoria Portela-Rosado - University of Victoria (2019)
Joseph Radice - University of Florida (2019)
Kevin Rivera-Morales - University of Victoria (2019)
Leyla Savloff - University of Washington, Seattle (2018)
Patrick Sonnenberg - University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2018)
Simon Charles Thériault - University of Montreal (2019)
Corey Thorne - Memorial University of Newfoundland (2018)
Jordan Tudisco - University of California, Santa Barbara (2018)
Derek Vaughn - Florida Atlantic University (2018)
Carlos Vazquez - State University of New York, Stony Brook (2019)

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