Talk to explore ‘Being Queer in STEM’

April 26, 2017

“Being Queer in STEM: An Interactive Discussion,” featuring scientist and writer Joseph Osmundson, will take place at Yale on Thursday, April 27, at 8 p.m. as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

His talk, sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, will take place in Rm. 03 of 17 Hillhouse Ave. It is free and open to the public.

Osmundson’s writing, which focuses on science, bodies, identities, and health, has been published in The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, The Los Angeles Review, Gawker, The Lambda Literary Review, and The Feminist Wire.  His book, “Capsid: A Love Song,” won the 2016 POZ award for fiction/poetry and is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir. Osmundson also recently launched a podcast, “Food 4 Thot,” with three other queer New York City-based writers.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellows are Sebastian Medina-Tayac, Kyle Gibson, and Zelalem Kibret.