Report on Alternative Political Imaginaries and Queer Methodologies events, February 2009 Professor Judith Halberstam, Professor of English at the University of Southern California, visited Warwick for two interlinked events. The first of these was a workshop, held in the Reinvention Centre at Westwood, for staff and students with particular research interests in the area of queer theory. There were 30 participants from a number of universities, including academic staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students. Judith Halberstam, herself a leading scholar in the field of gender and sexuality studies, facilitated a lively and challenging discussion which drew together an array of interdisciplinary concerns. There was time for informal discussion and networking, some of it whilst taking in the Bob and Roberta Smith exhibition at the Mead Gallery. The themes and discussion from the workshop fed into Halberstam’s public lecture, an engaging and timely discussion around diverse art forms that represent social practices and identities which resist the identification of a unitary subject. The talk, which was the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender’s annual lecture, was extremely well received by a large audience of staff and students from Warwick and beyond. The themes and discussions from the combined events are being carried forward in the form of Warwick’s new interdisciplinary Queer Theory Study Group.