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Thursday, June 23rd

Death and Rebirth in Queer Fandoms

Megan Connor, Indiana University - Bloomington
Katherine E. Morrissey
Bridget Kies, Oakland University

Ethnorace, Beauty, and Language: Exploring Latinx Panethnicity and Generational Differences through Social Media Entertainment

Arcelia Gutierrez, University of California, Irvine

Hierarchies of Queer Representation in The Untamed's Transcultural Fandom

Laurel P. Rogers, University of Texas at Austin

Home in Vida and Gentefied: The Politics of Representation in Gente-fication Narratives

Carlos Jimenez, University of Denver
Alfredo Huante, University of California, Los Angeles

Let’s Get Physical: Fitness, Bodies, and the Politics of Reinvention

Elizabeth Affuso, Pitzer College
Kate Fortmueller, University of Georgia
Kristen Fuhs, Woodbury University
Suzanne Scott, University of Texas at Austin

Young Jane as Citizen-In-Transition: Analyzing Girlhood and Citizenship in Jane The Virgin

Litzy Galarza, University of Pittsburgh
Diana Leon-Boys, University of South Florida

3:00 PM

Confined spaces,the revolutionary training, and redemption of the male, black body in Pavel Giroud’s film El Acompañante (2016).

Lauren Pena, University of Texas at Austin

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday, June 24th

Approaches to Teaching Transgender Media

Lauren Herold, Beloit College
Nicole Morse, Florida Atlantic University
Nick Davis, Northwestern University
Cael Keegan, Grand Valley State University
Dan Vena, Queen's University
Nael Bhanji, Trent University
Laura Horak, Carleton University
Haley Hvdson, University of Southern California

Mommy Juice Memes: Disrupting Media Representations of Alcohol Use by Women during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Leandra Preston, University of Central Florida

Portrait of a Lady on Fire: Haunted by Marriage

Brecken Hunter Wellborn, University of Texas at Dallas

“Pynk” Aesthetics, Black Femininity, and Queer Afrofuturism in Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer

Aviva Dove- Viebahn, Arizona State University

Refacing Gender in Digital Assistant Technologies

Miriam E. Sweeney, University of Alabama

10:00 AM

They Don’t Know I Do It for the Culture: Lizzo and Lil Nas X’s Celebration of Black Sexual Subject Materiality

Mia Lawrie, University of Washington - Seattle Campus

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

„What’s Important Is Being in the Room“ - Reinventing Queer History in Ryan Murphy‘s Hollywood

Sabrina Mittermeier

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

3:00 PM

“Stick Around to Support the Channel”: Comparing Intimacy and Live-Streaming Across Platforms

Kelsey Cummings, Tulane University

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Saturday, June 25th

“Accelerating Acceptance”: Interrogating the Peabodys’ and GLAAD’s Post-1990s Queer Inclusivity Awards Initiatives

Benjamin Kruger-Robbins, Emory University

Bisexuality, Coming Out, and the Politics of Queer in Casey McQuiston’s Red, White and Royal Blue

Rachel Marks, University of Central Florida

@everyone’sinvited - #MeToo in British Schools: Young people’s changing understandings of sexual harassment at school and online

Jessica Ringrose Prof, University College London
Kaitlynn Mendes, Western University

“I’m just trying to be me”: Exploring the representation of transgender men in digital video games

Jackson McLaren, Temple University

Non-Binary Binaries and Unreal MetaHumans

Eric Freedman, Columbia College Chicago

Reinventing the Hardbody: Deepfakes, De-aging, and the Plasticity of White Masculinity

Drew Ayers, Eastern Washington University

10:00 AM

Audiences: Imagined and Re-imagined

Ayanni C. H. Cooper, University of Florida
Ikram Belaid, University College London
Melanie Ramdarshan Bold, University of Glasgow

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

1:00 PM

Us Weirdos Have to Stick Together: Queer Bodies in Disney’s The Owl House

Chera Kee, Wayne State University

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

3:00 PM

Social Media as an Apparatus for Accelerating Iranian women Empowerment

Niloofar Hooman, McMaster University

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM