Sex Salon

Sex Salon is a monthly speaker series organized and hosted by graduate students from the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies. Each month, Sex Salon invites scholars, both graduate students and faculty, to present new and in-process work and engage in discussion with guests and colleagues. Participants come from both the University of Toronto and the wider academic community across Canada and the US. Each month features two to four presentations around a central theme that relates to sexual diversity studies, followed by a Q&A based discussion lead by a member of the Sex Salon programming committee. The event is free to attend and typically held on the last Thursday of the month in University College. Calls for participants go out over the summer.

Archive

2021-22

December: Sexuality, Disability, and Gender Nonconformity: Turning to Archives of Medicine, Education, and Cultural Production


2020-21

January: “It’s the Cannabis and Sex Positivity for Me”: A Field Guide to Elevating Intimacy with Cannabis Use

February: Poz & Hi in COVID-19: An HIV Research Red Table Talk

March: The Museo de Machistán: Creating an Archive and Digital Exhibit of Mexican Lesbian Nightlife

December: Touching Death: Theorizing Black Queer Afterlife in Times of COVID-19

2019-20

January: Sex Salon Workshop: Queer, Trans, Suburban

February: Queer/Latinx/Mexican

October: Queer Aesthetics and Performance

November: Queer, Creole, Contested: Caribbean Archives Reimagined

2018-19

January: A Queer Kind of Place

October: Images of Desire

November: Unlikely Bonds: Desis, Butches, and Ghosts

2017-18

January: Queer Belonging

February: Queering Kinship

March: Queering Practices

October: Migration works? Shaping and Reshaping Materialities and Identities

November: Performing Time and Space

2016-17

January: Anti-normativity

February: Language

March: Space

April: Homo/f/r/ictions

September: Process

October: Adolescence

November: Fetishization and Race

2015-16

January: “Speaking” Sex to Power: Pedagogies of Intimacy and Epistemologies of Touch

February: Homonationalism and Transnational Sexual Politics

March

April: Outside the Lines: Queer Art and Activism

September: From The Margins: Race, Ageing, and Queer Temporality

October: Citizenship, Migration, and Violence

November: Asexualities, Hypersexualities, and Maximum Visibility

2014-15

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