Saturday Apr 15 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Hunter Museum of American Art Join Virtually

10th Annual Student Symposium: Intersecting Queerness

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.


Presenting Students: 

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 on 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 Hardware.