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Sunday, April 12 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
2015 Research Symposium - Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges and Opportunities -- Session 4: The Contributions of Queer Studies & Media Studies – Featured Speaker: Gust Yep, San Francisco State University

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Session 4: Queer Studies & Media Studies: Connections, Challenges, and Opportunities
Featured Speaker: Gust Yep, San Francisco State University

Focusing on their productive potentialities, this presentation explores the connections, challenges, and opportunities emerging from encounters between queer studies and media studies. More specifically, I identify and highlight, in this exploration, the theoretical impulses, methodological inclinations, and pragmatic possibilities of queer studies for the examination and analysis of media texts and production processes. To illustrate this, I offer examples from several studies published with my research team. Further, I explore how traditional and emerging media offer challenges and opportunities to stretch and expand the theoretical, methodological, and activist domains of queer studies. I conclude by engaging audience members on an exploration of these potentialities in relationship to their own research, pedagogical, design and production projects.

Gust A. Yep (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Professor of Communication Studies, Core Graduate Faculty of Sexuality Studies, and Faculty in the Ed. D. Program in Educational Leadership at San Francisco State University.  His research focuses on communication at the intersections of culture, gender, sexuality, and health.  In addition to three books, he has published over seventy articles in (inter)disciplinary journals and anthologies.  He is the recipient of the 2006 NCA Randy Majors Memorial Award for outstanding LGBT scholarship in communication, the 2011 San Francisco State University Distinguished Faculty Award for Professional Achievement (“Researcher of the Year”), and the 2015 AEJMC LeRoy F. Aarons Award for significant contributions to LGBTQ media education and research.

Featured Speaker: Gust Yep, San Francisco State University
Moderator: Nick Chivers, San Francisco State University

Sunday April 12, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Conference Room 2/3

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