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lgbtQ+@cam is a new programme launched by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2018 to promote research, outreach and network building related to queer, trans and sexuality studies at the University of Cambridge.

Working closely with allied initiatives in other Faculties and Centres, the lgbtQ+@cam programme combines small focussed workshops and seminar series with larger conferences and events to both enhance existing teaching and research in lgbtQ+ studies at Cambridge, and build stronger links to queer research and study programmes nationally and internationally. Our goal is to increase participation in this transformative field, and to transform higher education as a result.

We launched in January 2018 with the appointment of a new administrator and the honour of Kevin Jennings joining us for an inaugural event. Kevin Jennings is an activist and an educator, and has worked at the U.S. Department of Education and the Arcus Foundation, which advanced social justice and conservation issues, and is now the founding board chair for The Ubunye Challenge, which works to raise funds to build schools in southern Africa. At his talk Kevin Jennings asked the question "What's the use of lgbtq+ studies?" We hope to continue answering this question as our programme develops, and have started a series in response called "Queer(y)ing the Curriculum", in which researchers discuss why - and whether - queer studies is important.

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lgbtQ+@cam is a new programme launched by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2018 to promote research, outreach and network building related to queer, trans and sexuality studies at the University of Cambridge.

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