LGBTQ Studies Senior Capstone Symposium – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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LGBTQ Studies Senior Capstone Symposium

Adding to the tradition of the Colleges’ annual Senior Symposium, the LGBT studies program hosted a year-end colloquy, “Ambiguity? Abolition! Archives…New Works in LGBT and Queer Studies,” which highlighted the scholarship of graduating seniors in the program.

The event, which was open to the public, began at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the Seneca Room of the Centennial Center for Leadership (603 S. Main Street).

The schedule of presentations included:

* “The Ethical Intervention? Critical Reflections on ‘Normalization’ Surgeries of Intersex Babies” by Maddy Devereaux ’17 (biology major, public policy minor)

* “What’s the Matter with Matter? Aspirations Towards Gender Abolition” by Tiantian Qin ’17 (biology and LGBT studies double-major)

* “Banking Queer ‘Lifeblood’: Censorship and Survival of Queer Artifacts, and Alternative Archival Methods” by Clare McCormick ’17 (theatre and English double-major, LGBT studies minor)

Like the campus-wide Senior Symposium, this LGBT studies event offers an opportunity for students to showcase their culminating senior projects in the field of queer studies, and to engage with the broader scholarly community, including students, faculty and staff. All were welcome.