In May 2021, CIIS had the honor of hosting the 27th annual Lavender Language and Linguistic Conference. Participants from around the world delivered papers that closely examined the ways language and discourse shape identity, sexuality, political rhetoric, and our intimate understanding of ourselves. The Lavender Languages and Linguistics conference, dedicated to language and sexuality research, has run annually since 1993.

Though the conference was held online, it retained its inclusive, supportive atmosphere, by welcoming students and scholars with interest in language and sexuality.

View the Lavender Language and Linguistic Conference program and abstracts.

Watch the Recorded Keynote Addresses

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Elizabeth Freeman, University of California at Davis
https://english.ucdavis.edu/people/esfreema 
May 22, 2021
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Jack Halberstam, Columbia University
https://english.columbia.edu/content/jack-halberstam
May 23, 2021

More About The Conference

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 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. The Human Sexuality Ph.D. program at the California Institute of Integral Studies is proud to host the 27th Annual Lavender Languages Conference in San Francisco, CA, May 21-23, 2021. See below for more information on purchasing conference tickets, travel, and keynote speakers.

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

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