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CSGS Global Visiting Scholar 2017: Pablo Assumpção Barros Costa

pablo costaPablo Assumpção Barros Costa is Associate Professor of Dance and Performance at Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), in Fortaleza, Brazil. Since having received his PhD in Performance Studies from NYU in 2013, he has published various articles and book chapters on the politics and aesthetics of performance in Brazil, increasingly focusing his writing on forms of ethnographic sensuousness, and sensorial formations of queerness, particularly in relation to practices of bohemianism, nightlife culture, and erotic delinquency in Northeast Brazil. He has been invited to speak about Brazil’s queer sexual cultures in various universities, such as the Université Paris-Sorbonne, Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and HafenCity Universität Hamburg. He teaches and advises in the Undergraduate Program in Dance and the Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Arts, both at UFC (Fortaleza, Brazil). His current research continues to extend his long-term experimental ethnography of queer friendship in Fortaleza to questions of care, mourning, and kinship.


For a list of past Visiting Scholars, click here.



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** SPRING 2017 EVENTS **

csgs spring 2017 events calendar

Darwin, Queerly: Evolution, Natural Law, & the Diversity of Desire

Darwin, Queerly: Evolution, Natural Law, & the Diversity of Desire

a lecture by Donovan Schaefer

March 23, Thursday
6:30 to 8 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612
NYC

Non-human Encounters: Animals, Objects, Affects, & the Place of Practice

Non-human Encounters: Animals, Objects, Affects, & the Place of Practice

Conversations between cultural theory, psychoanalysis, & the arts

a forum with Nuar Alsadir, Emanuela Bianchi, Pablo Assumpção B Costa, Eleonora Fabião, Carla Freccero, Katie Gentile, Francisco Gonzalez, Ann Pellegrini, Donovan Schaefer, Julietta Singh, Nathan Snaza, & Michelle Stephens

March 24, Friday
2 to 6:30 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612
NYC

Recording Angels: Witnessing Trauma at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Class, & Empire

recording angels

a conversation among journalists, writers, & scholars with Jade E. Davis, Eric Fair, & Liat Katz, and moderated by Patrick Blanchfield

March 31, Friday
6 to 8 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612
NYC

Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

a film screening & discussion with Emani Love

April 20, Thursday
7 to 9 pm

Palladium
140 East 14th Street, Multi-Purpose Room
NYC