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Friday, May 21, 2021

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Welcome to the Lavender Languages and Linguistics 27th Conference sponsored by the Human Sexuality PhD Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Our 2020 conference was postponed given the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic and will now be held virtually from May 21-23, 2021. This conference site provides you access to the conference presentations, program information and much more.

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Have you ever wondered why talk about sexuality is everywhere? How certain identities have formed or how slurs around sex, sexuality, and gender persist? Interested in how political talk impacts our intimate understandings of ourselves?

If so, then join us at the Lavender Languages and Linguistics conference held at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Participants from around the world will deliver papers that closely examine these questions. Students, activists, and early career scholars are encouraged to attend.

The Lavender Languages and Linguistics conference, dedicated to language and sexuality research, has run annually since 1993. Lavender Language 27 will retain its inclusive, supportive atmosphere, and students and scholars with interest in language and sexuality (broadly defined) will be welcome. The conference aims at being a safe space following the  anti-harassment policy of the Association of Computational Linguistics.

Keynote speakers:

Jack Halberstam, Columbia University

Elizabeth Freeman, University of California at Davis

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