Conferencia PRISMA 2021 highlights research by and about the LGBTIQA+ community to an audience of 150.

Arti Agrawal presented “Pieces of a
Woman: Science, Social Justice and
Intersections in Academia”

With the support of the IEEE Photonics Society, the Spanish Association for LGBTIQA+ people in Science, Technology, and Innovation, PRISMA, has celebrated their Conferencia PRISMA 2021. This annual conference aims to celebrate and spotlight research done by and about the LGBTIQA+ community and provide queer students and professionals in Science, Technology, and Innovation with an opportunity to meet and strengthen their support systems. After a live kick-off panel discussion on diversity policies in universities organized by the partnering University of Valencia, the conference provided an online safe space for 150 attendees and 35 presenters to discuss research and network. Among the highlights were the two keynote speakers, Arti Agrawal, researcher on computational photonics at the University of Technology, Sydney, and IEEE Senior Member, spoke about science, social justice and intersections in Academia, and Víctor Ramirez Tur, expert for queer iconography currently researching at University of Barcelona, who analyzed the appearance of queer narratives in Barcelona’s art institutions. Among the further presenters were Nataly Buslón, Oriol Ríos, and Davide Cirillo who presented their research on artificial intelligence to advance the health of trans people, a project they developed in collaboration with PRISMA.

Victor Ramírez Tur talked about “The Appearance of Queer Narratives in the Artistic Institutions of Barcelona: Problems, Opportunisms and Achievements”

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