Inspired by special exhibition artist Beauford Delaney, the 10th anniversary of the Hunter’s Student Symposium explores the topic of Intersecting Queerness. Featuring the work of nationwide undergraduate students, each presentation will offer our virtual audience insight into the next generation of thought leaders. Respondent is Dr. Oren Whightsel, Associate Lecturer with the English Department and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at UTC.

Students Presenting this year are:

  • Natasha Campbell (Loiusville) Marlon Riggs’ Love and Protest Within the Flesh
  • Yoona Lee (Temple) Condemning Beauty While Upholding the Natural in Ji Yeo’s Beauty Recovery Room
  • Salem Murray (UTC), Crafting Queer New Worlds
  • Hannah Ritter (UTC) Intersectional Queerness in Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
  • Avik Sarkar (Yale), Tourmaline’s films and Black trans queer liberation
  • Sarah Madison Willis (UTC), Intimates in the Barbecue

Free and open to all. Join us virtually via Zoom.

Beauford Delaney’s Metamorphosis into Freedom is organized by the Knoxville
Museum of Art. Support for this exhibition is generously provided by Elder’s Ace