Michael Lynch Distinguished Lecturer Series

This visitor series invites a prominent scholar within the fields of queer, feminist, and sexuality studies to give a guest lecture that is free to the public.

2021 – 2022

Keguro Macharia in conversation with Deb Cowen and Nikoli Attai

Suture: Notes on Method

Past Visitors


Lauren Berlant in conversation with Rebecca Wanzo and Dana Luciano

The Unfinished Business of Cruel Optimism: Crisis, Affect, Sentimentality


Karen Tongson

Lost in Transposition, or Karaoke for White Men

Amber Musser

Brown Jouissance, Molecular Intimacies, and Kara Walker’s A Subtlety


Elizabeth Freeman

Queer Temporality in Melville’s “Bartleby the Scrivener” and Gertrude Stein’s “Melanctha”

Jordy Rosenberg

Confessions of the Fox reading