You’re in a coffee shop. It’s calm and sunny. You grab a muffin and a cup of something hot. Gentle music barely registers over the sea of chatter — masks & COVID restrictions? You must have had a weird dream last night. You shake your head to rid yourself of that silly thought, and sit down in the free seat by the window.
A cluster of people nearby are having an animated conversation. They’re talking about queer theory… or about gay psychologists? Both? Neither? You overhear phrases like “hegemonic,” “disrupting the status quo,” and “queering.”
You want to know more, so you lean in.
Nothing; I just listen in.
Eavesdrop (via video or written transcript) on one of three parallel conversations about queering psychology.
Ask what "hegemonic" means, and learn about some more of the terms used in this conversation.
I’ve heard of 'queer' as a noun, but not as a verb. What does it mean to 'queer' psychology?
Ask what "queering psychology" means to these cafe-goers.
Sorry, but what does queerness have to do with psychology?
Psychology already has LGBT in it, right? So why is it important to queer the whole discipline?
Curated by Zoë Martin, 2022.
Citation: Martin, Z. (2022). Queer(ing) Psychology. Psychology's Feminist Voices digital exhibit.