Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 pm at Refectorio (Segovia)
This talk will present a historical overview of efforts to improve perceptions of LGBT people. I will argue that the increasing presence of LGBT identities in institutions like marriage, the media, and the market comes with costs that are not always well understood. What can be gained by remembering some of the forgotten battles of the past? It is hoped that this talk can serve as a basis for discussing issues currently facing IE students.
Vincent Doyle is Assistant Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and Academic Director of the Master in Visual Media at IE University. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, he holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA), and a Master’s degree in Communication from McGill University, Montreal (Canada). He is a Fellow of the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program of the US Social Science Research Council (2000) and has received two top paper awards from the International Communication Association. His book on LGBT media activism, Making Out in the Mainstream, will be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in early 2016.