[Other Sights] Foreshore Immersive Session II

Saturday, May 27, 2023 — 1:00pm – 2:30pm  
Branscombe House  

What might it mean to bring queer perspectives to the places where land and water meet? “Queering the Coast” was the second iteration of Other Sights‘ Foreshore Immersive series, which took place on Saturday, May 27 at Branscombe House. This edition features a conversation between two coastal scholars, Natasha Fox and Coll Thrush. This hybrid event invited the community to listen in and contribute to the discussion in-person or online as they think with each other and with the coast.

Natasha Fox is a postdoctoral scholar with the Cascadia Copes Hub at Oregon State University who applies queer theory and participatory community-engaged research methodologies to her work with LGBTQ2S+ communities living in earthquake and tsunami prone coastlines of Japan and Oregon.⁣

Coll Thrush is a historian at the University of British Columbia working on a critical history of shipwrecks in the so-called “Graveyard of the Pacific,” including the potential for applying queer theory to maritime disaster and colonial failure.⁣