Dr. González-Rivera's research on western Nicaragua's pre-1979 LGBTQ histories reveals a complex story.
race colonialism & sexualities
This original play, written and directed, by Assistant Professor José Casas is inspired by a true-life event in which a smuggler abandoned 30 Mexicans crossing the desert near Yuma, AZ, resulting in 14 dying of dehydration.
This program seeks to develop forums and dialogue produced at the junction of postcolonial, empire, comparative ethnic, critical race, gender, and sexuality studies.
LGQRI symposium in tribute to and reconsideration of Cathy Cohen’s 1997 article “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens."
Mini symposium on Women of Color Feminism and Queer of Color Critique with talks by Grace Hong and Chandan Reddy, followed by Q&A with the audience.
Profile of the Race, Colonialism, and Sexualities Initiative, an IRWG faculty-led program in 2015-16.
Lisa Lowe, Professor of English and American Studies at Tufts University explores "Ports, Archives, Museums.”
Siobhan Somerville, Associate Professor of English, Gender and Women's Studies, and African American Studies, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will give a talk on the naturalization ceremony carried out by federal officials in the early twentieth century to confer citizenship on American Indians under the Dawes Act.
A book talk by Uri McMillan (UCLA) pondering the intersections of art, performance, and black female embodiment.
Lecture by Amira Jarmakani on her recent book, An Imperialist Love Story, which contributes to the broader conversation about the legacy of orientalist representations of Arabs in Western popular culture.