Unpacking the QTBIPOC Experience at UCSB

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Date & Time

Fri, Oct 20 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Address (map)

University Center Room 1504

Venue (website)

MultiCultural Center


FRI, OCT 20, 5:00 PM

Getting to UCSB is a major accomplishment, and it’s only the start of students exploring academics, culture, and identities. In this journey of exploration, you may start to question the institutions currently in place when you realize they don’t make room for people holding underserved identities, especially when they hold multiple identities. Join us for a panel that will feature Prof. Alex Cho of the Asian American Studies department and Prof. Terrell Winder of the Sociology department along with UCSB student perspectives as we discuss, unpack, and learn about the many unique and varied QTBIPOC experiences and resources at UCSB. In this discussion, we hope to create a space where we can listen, learn, and possibly share our own stories of coming into the UCSB community as LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff of color. This event is open to all students and allies!

Panel: 5:00-6:30pm, MCC Theater

Community event: 6:30pm-7:30pm, MCC Lounge

Co- Sponsors: RCSGD

Speaker Bios:

Alexander Cho, PhD – Assistant Professor

Alexander Cho (he/they) is Assistant Professor in the Department of Asian American Studies at the

University of California, Santa Barbara, where he teaches courses on Asian American media studies as well as gender and sexuality studies. He researches how people use digital media with a particular emphasis on issues of race, gender, and sexuality, combining approaches from critical media studies and human-centered design. He is co-editor of a tumblr book: platform and cultures (University of Michigan Press) and is currently working on a monograph entitled Affect’s Engine: Race and Queerness on Peak Tumblr.

Terrell Winder, PhD – Assistant Professor

Terrell J. A. Winder is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include race and ethnicity, sexuality and sexual health, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and education. He is a 2023 awardee of the Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award (Institute for Citizens and Scholars) and the recipient of the 2023 Jacquelyne Johnson Jackson Early Career Scholar Award from the Association of Black Sociologists.  His current book project, Unspoiled: How Black Gay Youth Transform Racial and Sexual Stigma, is a multi-method examination of anti-gay stigma response among young Black gay men in Los Angeles.

Angellina Querol – MCC Student

Fernanda (Fer) Marin – they/elle, Trans Empowerment Coordinator

¡Hola! My name is Fernanda but you can call me Fer! It is my 4th year here at this beautiful UCSB campus and I am currently working on getting my degree in Sociology with a minor in Spanish. My experience here has definitely been shaped by being a first generation, Latine, nonbinary, and lesbian student so if you identify with any of those identities feel free to contact me! I am always here to support students in whatever way I can with all the resources I have. If you ever have any ideas/suggestions/concerns about something on campus, I am here to listen and make sure your voice is heard. I also love to talk about cooking, anime, reality tv, competition shows, music, art, and anything & everything queer! ”

(facilitator) Micky Brown – MCC Program Coordinator: they/them/he/him


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