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Physics Education Research Conference 2022

July 13, 2022 - July 14, 2022 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Queering Physics Education

PERC 2022 will focus on "queering physics education" through an intersectional lens. By "queering," we are centering queer theory which breaks down social constructions and hierarchies to unpack normalized assumptions. In the context of physics education, we want to apply the theory to unpack who has power in physics to control the production of future physicists, how physics policies and practices are sometimes built on ideas of punishment and power, and how PER embeds binaries in both its content and sociological research. Further, we want to encourage a dialogue that is both a critique and an imagining of a queer future for PER. Explicit attention will be given to constructions of race, (dis)ability, gender, sexuality and how they interact and impact lived experiences.

Organizers

Brianne Gutmann (she/her), San José State University
Kelby T. Hahn (they/she), Oregon State University
Alia Hamdan (she/her), University of Arizona
Sara Mueller (she/they), Brown University
Yasmeen Musthafa (they/them)
Ben Pollard (he/him), Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Xandria Quichocho (they/them), Michigan State University
Mike Vignal (he/him), University of Colorado Boulder

Advisors

Tim Atherton (he/him), Tufts University
Ramón Barthelemy (he/him), University of Utah
Jacquelyn Chini (she/her), University of Central Florida
Katemari Rosa (she/her), Universidade Federal da Bahia
and others

You can contact the organizers at perc-organizers@aapt.org and find more pages about the conference via our linktree!