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Richard Smith Participates in Drag Panel

Richard Smith Participates in Drag Panel "Them Fatales"

April 02, 2021 – Richard Smith

On March 28th, 2021, SMR member Richard Smith got into drag as “Apple” to serve on a non-binary drag panel entitled “Them Fatales” as a part of the Stream Queens’ Empowered event. Stream Queens is a team of drag artists...
Pics or It Didn't Happen

Pics or It Didn't Happen

March 31, 2021 – Richard Smith

On January 3, 2020, I traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel to research drag as a space that can combine queer musical performances with Arab identities. As part of my Ph.D. program in ethnomusicology, I am required to spend extensive time...
SMRF Anti-Racism Reading Group Meets to Discuss Pedagogy

SMRF Anti-Racism Reading Group Meets to Discuss Pedagogy

March 24, 2021

On Monday, SMR members met for the latest installment of SMR Forum’s anti-racism reading group. This time, the readings had a pedagogical theme. Participants discussed these readings in relation to our particular teaching situations, mainly focusing on challenges and hopes...
Elizabeth McLain Hosts Disability Culture Workshops for GSIs

Elizabeth McLain Hosts Disability Culture Workshops for GSIs

March 19, 2021

In February and March, SMR member Elizabeth McLain held Disability Culture Workshops for the benefit of faculty and GSIs. The first workshop focused on equipping participants with important vocabulary, understanding, and awareness about disability culture. Participants learned about the ways...
SMRF Anti-Racism Reading Group Meeting

SMRF Anti-Racism Reading Group Meeting

January 29, 2021

On Wednesday, SMRF hosted the first Anti-Racism Reading Group meeting of 2021 to discuss intersectionality, utilizing articles by Matthew D. Morrison, Elizabeth K. Keenan, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Ellie M. Hisama (for a full reading list, see below). The discussion ranged...