What is Queer Theory?
From Robbie Court
As well as representing the Q in LGBTQ+, “queer” is a whole field of critical theory. But what exactly is queer theory, and why does it matter? Join us this LGBT+ History Month as our panel explores the relevance of queer theory in shaping our lives and relationships, intersections of race, gender and sexuality, the body, the state, and much more besides!
Sharon Cowan (she/her) is Professor of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She completed an LLB (Hons) from Strathclyde University, and an MPhil in Criminology from the University of Cambridge. She undertook two years as a researcher at the London School of Economics before going on to complete a PhD at Brunel University, London. Sharon was a lecturer at the University of Warwick for three years prior to her arrival at Edinburgh. She joined the University of Edinburgh in 2004.
Rae Rosenberg (he/him) is a Lecturer in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. He holds a Ph.D. in Critical Human Geography from York University and his work explores the contestations of living and forms of resistance amongst multiply-marginalized LGBTQ2+ people. His writing is published in journals such as Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Urban Studies, and Urban Geography.
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00:00 SPN Intro
01:57 Pannel Introductions
06:00 What is Queer Theory?
20:25 Queer Geographies