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The Q+ Programme is proud to be affiliated with the following research groups and initiatives.  If you are part of a centre, network, group or run a regular series centred on queer topics here at the University of Cambridge and would like to join up with us, please email us!


Centre for Gender Studies

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The University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies is a multi-disciplinary centre for research and teaching. The aim of the Centre is to increase our capacity for rigorous gender analysis and to promote awareness of its relevance in historic, economic, political, artistic, social, and scientific contexts. As such, we welcome inquiry from multiple and overlapping perspectives including (but not limited to) various forms of feminist theory, lesbian and gay studies, queer theory, transgender/trans theory, and critical sexuality studies. The Centre runs high profile symposia, public lectures and research seminars, as well as a multi-disciplinary MPhil and PhD programme, a visiting scholars’ programme and a distinguished Visiting Professorship Scheme (The Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professorship).


Methods in Question: Epistemologies of Gender and Sexuality

This seminar series and blog, hosted by the Centre for Gender Studies, investigates research methods and methodologies employed in gender and sexuality studies. The seminars and associated blog engage scholars and students, researchers, artists, and writers in stimulating conversation about gender and sexuality in contemporary world. Exploring and navigating various lines of inquiry—such as feminist theory, gay and lesbian studies, queer studies, and trans studies—the series aims to question, confront, and destabilize conventional epistemologies in research methods in order to initiate fruitful debates in the field. Methods in Question also has a YouTube channel here.


The Centre for Family Research 

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The Centre for Family Research is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Cambridge. The Centre has undertaken pioneering and influential research since the 1960s, and has an international reputation for its investigations of families and children. The centre's interests cover children, parents and family relationships, and their research has dealt with topics from pregnancy, through all the years of childhood, to partnerships and parenthood, and later life. They also run regular seminars, where they invite experts from a variety of disciplines and organisations to talk about their work, and also to provide platform for projects underway at the centre itself. These meetings attract audiences from a huge array of backgrounds.


Gender & Sexuality History Workshop

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This graduate workshop is a well-established forum of all those interested in the historical dimensions of gender, sexuality, feminism and masculinity. We encourage submissions from Masters and PhD students, as well as early career researchers, working on gender and sexuality (broadly defined) from any time period. The workshop provides an opportunity to present finished or work-in-progress research to a friendly and supportive audience of your peers. Papers are likely to be 20-30 minutes in length, but we welcome submissions for longer formats or shorter paired papers for panel discussion. The format and length are flexible and the paper can be given in the manner that best suits the presenter’s material with discussion to follow. You can sign up for their mailing list here.


Queer Cultures Seminar Series

Hosted by the Faculty of English, this postgraduate research series seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for discussion between visiting academics, Faculty members across the Arts and Humanities, and postgraduate students. The sessions endeavor to broaden the remit of contemporary Queer Studies, aiming to attract those interested in sexuality and gender studies, but also those with a particular interest in deviant, covert and criminal cultures, the aesthetics of transgression, illicit discourses, and - more broadly - in what Christopher Isherwood once termed ‘the market value of the Odd.’ Seminars in this series are currently being held online.  Keep up with what the Queer Cultures team are doing and planning by following them on Twitter.

Welcome to Q+

lgbtQ+@​cam is an initiative launched in 2018 to promote interdisciplinary research, outreach and network building related to queer, trans and sexuality studies at the University of Cambridge.

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