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ICA 2019 LGBTQ Studies sessions and events

Posted By Eve Ng, Saturday, March 23, 2019


FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019

8:45 AM-5:00 PM, Georgetown University



We’re happy to announce the #CommunicationSoWhite ICA pre-conference, for which LGBTQ Studies is a major sponsor and organizer, taking place in Washington on Friday, May 24, at Georgetown University! 

Registration materials can be picked up 8:20-8:40 AM, the program begins at 8:45 AM, and ends at 5:00 PM (see https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.icahdq.org/resource/resmgr/conference/2019/prepostconference/PC19-SoWhite.pdf for schedule and location info).  Roopali Mukherjee, from Queen’s College, City University of New York, will present a keynote at 9:00 AM, and other sessions begin at 10:15 AM.  There will also be a mentoring workshop for students and early career scholars in the afternoon, with mentors Aymar Christian, Isabel Molina-Guzmán, Charlton McIlwain, and Radhika Parameswaran.

Non-presenters are warmly welcomed to register and attend. Registration deadline is May 3 (ICA does not allow us to do on-site registration), and $US60 includes lunch (see https://www.icahdq.org/event/CommunicationSoWhite_Preconf2019). 




SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019


9:30 AM-10:45 AM, Fairchild (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level)

Queer Citizenship: National, Transnational, and Homonational Discourses of Queer Belonging

Chair: Eser Selen

Co-Sponsors: Ethnicity and Race in Communication, Global Communication and Social Change, Political Communication

Eser Selen, “‘Public Immoralist’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Queer Subjectification in Contemporary Turkey”

Benjamin Mann, “Trans Tepresentation in Political Campaigns Beyond Boundaries: The Manning Race”

Alexander Dhoest, “Queers In, Muslims Out: Homonationalism in the Flemish Press”

Yowei Kang and Kenneth C. Yang, “Framing Gay Marriage Legalization in Taiwan: A Cross-National Comparative Framing Analysis using a Text Mining Technique”



12:30 PM-1:45 PM, International Terrace (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level)

LGBTQ Studies Poster Session

George Maier, “‘Gay Capital’ and the Neoliberal Commodification of Gay Male Personhood”

Zhenchao Hu, Xuan Tang, JianJun Chen, Keshu Guo, Yihong Xie, Yifu Hou, Chengxiang Zhong, and Ruikai Yu, “(Work in Progress) Knowledge of the Other: The Representations of LGB People in Films and Internet Dramas of China”

Traci Gillig and Leila Bighash, “Effects of an Emerging Network on Self-Esteem and Depressive Symptoms among LGBTQ Youth”



3:30 PM-4:45 PM, Fairchild (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level)

Rethinking (and Retheorizing) Transgender Media Representation

Chair: TJ Billard

Co-Sponsors: Feminist Scholarship, Popular Communication

Traci Abbott, “Trans Necropolitics in U.S. Television Crime Dramas”

TJ Billard, “Networked Visibility: The Emerging Logic of Mediated Representation in the US Transgender Movement”

Oliver Haimson, “Challenging ‘Getting Better’ Media Narratives with Intersectional Transgender Lived Experiences”

Kelsey Whipple, “Age and Experience: How News Media Frame the Agency and Credibility of Trans Youth and Adults”

Stephenson B. Whitestone and Daniel Linz, “Trans Porn Realness: Transgender Porn as a Provider of Both Sex Education and Identity Affirmation Among Transgender Adults”



5:00 PM-6:15 PM, Fairchild (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level)

LGBTQ Studies Business Meeting



SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019


9:30 AM-12:15 PM, Columbia 12 (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level)

EXTENDED SESSION: Queer Digital Cultures: Identities, Communities, and Counter-Conducts

Co-Sponsors: Activism, Communication and Social Justice, Communication and Technology, Feminist Scholarship

9:30-10:20 AM: Fast Session (1) – Queer Identity-Building in Digital Culture

Chair: Greg Niedt

Respondent: Shinsuke Eguchi

Sharif Mowlabocus, “A Kindr Grindr? The Work of Moderating Identity on a Hook-Up App”

Jade Metzger, “Unicorns, Hunters, and Anarchy: Reddit's Consensual Non-Monogamous Communities”

Paromita Pain, “Social Media as Tactical Media in the Fight for LGBT Rights in India”

Travers Scott, “Automos: The Digitized Car as Queer Space”


10:25-11:15 AM: Fast Session (2) – Digital Media Use for Queer Empowerment, Advocacy, and Community Building

Chair: Eve Ng

Runze Ding, “Networked Individual? Ð Examining the Concept of ÒGay CommunityÓ in a Digital Age in China”
Woori Han, “Networked Affect, Queer Sociality, and Cultural Production in the Korea Queer Culture Festival (Work in Progress)”

Jakob Svensson, “ICTs and Opportunities of Empowerment in a Context of State-Sanctioned Homophobia. the Case of the LGBTQI Community in Kampala”

Billy Table and Anastazja Harris, “Online Communities and Beyond: Communicating the Asexual Identity - Work in Progress”

Yvonne Prinzellner and Irmgard Wetzstein, “Gay-Parenting on YouTube”


11:20 AM-12:15 PM Fast Session (3) – Digital Frontstage and Backstage for Queer Self-Presentation

Chair: Vincent Doyle

Fan Yang and Xinyu Huang, “Hollow in My Tree: Social Media Use Between LGBTQs in China and the Us”

Andre Cavalcante, “The Queer Digital Backstage: Expressing Queer Realness on Social Media Platforms”

Jessa Lingel, “Dazzle Camouflage as Queer Counter Conduct”

Yidong Wang, “The Guy Next Door, Who Also Does Porn: Self-Representation of Gay Porn Performers on Social Media”

Nathian S. Rodriguez and Sadia E. Cheema, “Pride Month and Organizational Corporate Social Responsibility in the U.S.”



MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019


8:00 AM-9:15 AM, Georgetown West (Washington Hilton, Concourse Level)

Queer Film Studies: Production, Representations, and Cultural Circuits

Chair: Katherine Sender

Co-Sponsors: Global Communication and Social Change, Mass Communication, Popular Communication

Kathleen Battles and Alfred L. Martin, “The Straight Labor of Playing Gay (Work in Progress)”

Jessica S. Rauchberg and Ryan A. D'Souza, “Queer Disabled Existence in Margarita with a Straw”

Ruepert Jiel D. Cao, “Historicizing the Development of Gay Films in the Philippines”

Katherine Sender, “Queer Eye Goes Global: The Transnational Distribution of Gay Television Content, 2003-2018”

1:30-3:00 PM, meet in Washington Hilton lobby

LGBTQ History Walking Tour

Kindly led by LGBTQ Studies member Greg Niedt, who will take us on a walk through some key landmarks and locations for Washington DC’s LGBTQ history.



TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019


3:30 PM-4:45 PM, Columbia 12 (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level)

Queer Support Networks: From Supportive Listening to Communicating Support Online and Offline

Chair: Travers Scott

Adrienne Hancock and David Azul, “Analysing Speech-Language Pathology Discourses through Social Sciences Lenses: Development of a Transdisciplinary Conceptual Model for Clinical Practice in the Nexus of Voice, Gender, and Other Aspects of Socio-Cultural Belonging”

Evan Brody, Travers Scott, and Katrina Pariera, “‘I Knew My Teammates Loved Me; I Just Wanted to Know My Coaches Loved Me’: Communicating Support to ‘Out’ LGBTQ Varsity College Athletes”

Jeremy Sng, “Don’t Rock the Boat: Social Support Acquisition Among Sexual Minorities in Singapore”

Christine Hiu Ying Choy and Randolph Chun Ho Chan, “Embodied, Embedded, and Everyday: How and Why Do Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Individuals Connect on or/and Off Social Media?”

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