Queer diaspora studies scholar Gayatri Gopinath on queering visual culture, revolutionary diasporic aesthetics, and the importance of mentoring queer scholars of color.
Sex educator and reproductive justice advocate Elicia Gonzales on centering queer and trans intersectionality in Philadelphia Latinx AIDS activism and reproductive justice movements.
Feminist scholar Amber Jamilla Musser on aesthetics and racialized sexuality, the politics of co-authoring, and embodied knowledge.
Musicologist Nadine Hubbs on listening queerly, Latinx millennials' relationship to American country music, and fostering queer musical community.
Transgender studies scholar Jian Neo Chen on the histories and futures of transgender studies publishing and drawing academic inspiration from art and activism.
Professor and writer Francesca T. Royster on the queer afterlives of soul music, her formidable family histories, and the power of storytelling.
Professor and artist Shaka McGlotten on how queer and trans communities of color can use voguing, drag, and what Shaka calls "Black Data" to imagine and create new worlds.
Educator and sexologist Bianca Laureano on the radical work of women of color sexual health communities and feminist Afro-Latinx sex education.
Podcaster Nia King on how she came to host the podcast We Want the Airwaves and why getting queer and trans artists of color paid fairly for their work is a key part of how she imagines otherwise.
Poet and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on the past successes and current challenges of the disability justice movement and its intersections with queer, feminist, and anticolonial politics.
Gender studies scholar Lynn Comella on the fierce women and queers who jump started the feminist sex toy revolution and how scholars can up their public engagement game.
Poet and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on her memoir Dirty River and how queer brown and disabled femmes write themselves into history.
Manuel Cuellar talks about queering Mexican folkloric dance and how Indigenous knowledge production provides an alternative to traditional universities.
Indigenous artists Rosanna Raymond, Léuli Māzyār Lunaʻi Eshrāghi, and Ricky Tagaban on how art can address global warming, queerness, and ancestral teachings.
Slam poet and performance studies scholar Karen Jaime on NYC queer and trans* Puerto Rican poets and how masculine-of-center and butch professors can use the classroom as an artistic/activist space.
Chicanx studies scholar Francisco Galarte on the racialized politics of style for Chicanx queer and transgender subjects, the classroom as a social justice space, and how trans faculty of color can queer the academy.
Feminist scholar Tala Khanmalek on how academics can incorporate femme-of-color healing justice and disability justice into academic workflows.
Transnational queer studies scholar Ronak Kapadia on how Middle East, Arab, and South Asian artists are using visual culture to critique US empire and self-care and community care as feminist disability/healing justice ways to imagine otherwise.
Community organizer and historian Alice Y. Hom on the political and personal process of starting a history podcast about queer and trans people of color.
Podcaster and queer studies scholar Karen Tongson chats about music and its relationship to place, the migratory and melodic flows between Manila and Los Angeles and the queer and transnational inspiration that Karen draws from her namesake, Karen Carpenter.
Artis and scholar micha cárdenas on using wearable technologies to protect Black and Latinx communities from police violence and how queer and trans communities of color are imagining and creating more just worlds.
Farmer and playwright Nikiko Masumoto on queer feminist of color farming in California's Central Valley and creative entrepreneurship for rural artists.
Dancer and poet Lauren Rile Smith on directing the feminist and queer circus arts troupe Tangle Movement Arts and how disability shapes her relationship to dancing bodies.
Poet and scholar Margaret Rhee on the magic that can happen when one brings art, activism, and academia together; her new poetry book Radio Heart: or, How Robots Fall Out of Love; and what teaching new media classes in prisons taught her about intersectionality.
Playwright and oral historian E. Patrick Johnson on how Black gay men and women are crafting community-based oral histories.
Radio host and feminist scholar Karma Chávez on the intersectional queer politics of migration and how grassroots activism is essential to social change.
Open TV founder Aymar Jean Christian on producing independent web series by queers, women, and trans people of color.