“Deviant Bodies, Deviant Minds” is a reading group that fosters community-building through shared dialog and open discussion on issues including, but not limited to queerness, racialized subjectivity, disability, class, and their various intersections. The group is an intentional space that acknowledges the already existing intersections of the queer graduate community and the graduate community of color, while simultaneously offering a forum for the exploration of connections, attachments, and solidarities that may as yet have been unexplored by participants. Although created through the Graduate School’s Community Fellows Pilot program*, we want this group to continue to grow and serve as a space for deep conversation and community-building as it adapts to the needs of new members (and new radical visions) for years to come.
You do not have to identify as queer or a person of color to participate. Everyone is welcome.
* The Graduate Community Fellows Program is a pilot program, administered by the Graduate School with the support of the Offices of the Provost, Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, and Global Engagement. Selected community fellows are doctoral and master’s students interested in cultivating welcoming, inclusive cultures in the graduate student community through designing and leading community building initiatives or resources. For more about the program, please visit https://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/academics-research/professional-development/graduate-community-fellows-program.