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.

2022 – 2023 

La Marr Jurelle Bruce

How She Goes Mad without Losing Her Mind: A Portrait of the Artist as a Mad Black Woman
White, purple, and tan banner framed by a mirrored image of the woman on La Marr Jurelle Bruce's book and an artistic filtered photo of La Marr in the center. Event details are included along with the event title and logos for UofT and the Bonham Centre.

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