My Queer Life: A Love for Learning in and Beyond Academia

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Very often our personal and professional lives do not take the shape we expect. In this series, the speakers share stories of how they dealt with these ups and downs, and take us through their journeys into academia, and beyond.

My Queer Life: A Love for Learning in and Beyond Academia

Abstract:  I will talk about my experience of engaging with life-long learning, and its intersection with my queer identity, while I was in academia and in the years after moving away from it. I will also talk about the struggles around decisions to continue in academia, and the currently available means, spaces and resources for queer students in academia to find meaningful and emotionally fulfilling lives.

Speaker: Thejaswi Shivanand

Curator and Library Educator
Member, Advisory Board-QAMRA

Date: 28 February 2022 (Monday)
Time: 4.00 pm
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