QTGSG Graduate Student Conference Fund

The Queer and Trans Geographies Speciality Group (QTGSG) Graduate Student Conference Fund supports Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) who are attending the 2021 annual meeting of the AAG and presenting work broadly related to queer and trans geographies. This fund is open to all BIPOC MA/MS/PhD students, and for 2021 we will be … More QTGSG Graduate Student Conference Fund

Statement in support of our Black colleagues and protesters

The board of the Queer and Trans Geographies Speciality Group of the American Association of Geographers stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues across the discipline, and with Black communities and protesters across the United States and around the world, who are facing and organizing against continued anti-Black police violence, lynchings, and heightened white supremacist … More Statement in support of our Black colleagues and protesters

2020 AAG Queer and Trans Geographies Specialty Group Student Paper Competition

*Note: Extended deadline to January 27th! We are excited to read your work!** The Queer and Trans Geographies Speciality Group (QTGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) is pleased to announce the 2020 QTGSG Student Paper Competition. We are seeking high-quality student papers that make an original contribution to the geographical study of sexuality, … More 2020 AAG Queer and Trans Geographies Specialty Group Student Paper Competition

Our Name Change

SXSSG is now QTGSG! We are excited to announce that the Sexuality and Space Specialty Group (SXSSG) is now the Queer and Trans Geographies Specialty Group (QTGSG) after voting and approval by our members and the AAG Council.The focus and outreach of the specialty group has expanded substantially since its inception in the late 1990s. … More Our Name Change

Call for Improved Inclusion of Trans, Two-Spirit, and Non-Binary Geographers at the AAG Annual Meeting

In advance of the AAG Council Meeting in November, the Sexuality and Space Specialty Group (SXSSG) board has written a letter asking the AAG to make substantial changes to address the inclusion of transgender (trans) and gender non-conforming attendees at our annual meeting. We are specifically asking for increasing the education, accessibility, and awareness of … More Call for Improved Inclusion of Trans, Two-Spirit, and Non-Binary Geographers at the AAG Annual Meeting

SXSSG 2019 Student Poster Competition Winner (Announcement)

Congratulations to Alexandra Ringling, a master’s student in Geography at the University of Missouri Columbia and the winner of the first Sexuality and Space Specialty Group Student Poster Competition for her poster, “Homonationalist Rhetoric in Israel: Neoliberal Sexual Politics in the Gay Tourism Industry.” The abstract is provided below. Abstract: This poster explores Israel’s alignment … More SXSSG 2019 Student Poster Competition Winner (Announcement)

SXSSG 2019 Student Paper Competition Winners (Announcement)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SXSSG Student Paper Competition! Jake Silver, a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, won first place for his paper, “Of trains, tensions, and temptations: sexuality’s shapes amidst Israel/Palestine’s colonial landscape.” His paper’s abstract is below: Abstract: This article explores the shape of queer sexual urges and … More SXSSG 2019 Student Paper Competition Winners (Announcement)

Final SXSSG Sponsored Sessions E-Booklet Now Available!

Download: AAG2019 E-Booklet_FINAL The final version of the SXSSG Sponsored Sessions E-booklet is now available. You can find all the sessions that the specialty group has sponsored at AAG 2019 and also included are paper sessions/panels not sponsored by SXSSG but that our members have organized, will be chairing, presenting in, and/or serving as a … More Final SXSSG Sponsored Sessions E-Booklet Now Available!

SXSSG @ AAG 2019

With AAG 2019 right around the corner, here are details on all SXSSG events happening this year. We hope to see you there! Download: SXSSG Events Graphic SXSSG Poster Session The AAG made a push for posters this year and SXSSG agreed to organize a session. We have three presenters and hope to grow at … More SXSSG @ AAG 2019