April 19 :: I ❤️ (RACIST) NY: Envisioning Race in the Empire City

I ❤️ (Racist) NY: Envisioning Race in the Empire City a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series lecture by Jacqueline Nassy Brown April 19, Thursday 6 to 8 pm Jacqueline Nassy Brown, Anthropology, Hunter College, City University of New York In the fall of 2015, a professor of New York City history offered an introductory lecture on […]

April 23 :: INTRUSION: Domestic Violation & the Rise of the Carceral State

Intrusion: Domestic Violation & the Rise of the Carceral State a lecture by Sarah Haley April 23, Monday 6 to 8 pm Sarah Haley, Gender Studies, UCLA This talk will explore the role of mundane and ostentatious forms of carceral terror executed in black homes from the 1970s through the 1990s. It will examine the relationship […]

Oct 19: FROM FIELD TO STAGE TO SCREEN: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea

From Field to Stage to Screen: Aesthetic Methodologies in the Making of Sweet Tea a lecture by E. Patrick Johnson October 19, Thursday 12 to 1:30 pm E. Patrick Johnson, African American Studies, Northwestern University Drawing on his research on black queers of the South, Johnson will discuss how he adapted oral history narratives and field research […]

Nov 4 :: PLEASURE PRINCIPLES: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, & the Belated Archive

Pleasure Principles: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, & the Belated Archive screenings & discussion with Erica Cho, Nguyen Tan Hoang, & Eve Oishi, and moderated by Gayatri Gopinath November 4, Friday 7 to 9 pm RSVP required. Click here to register. Curated by Leeroy Kang, A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar As a historical, temporal, and aesthetic exploration into queer experimental Asian/Pacific cinema, this […]

Oct 13: TRANS CAPABLE: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being

Trans Capable: Fungibility, Fugitivity, & the Fleshly Matter of Being a lecture by C. Riley Snorton October 13, Thursday 6 to 7:30 pm C. Riley Snorton, Africana Studies, Cornell University Flesh provides one route into the proverbial question of how matter matters, and Hortense Spillers’ notion of “female flesh ungendered” guides Snorton’s analysis of sex and gender as racial arrangements, […]

April 7: The Story of the Lost Watch: The Calypso Craze and the Ontology of Black Fad Performance

The Story of the Lost Watch: The Calypso Craze and the Ontology of Black Fad Performance a lecture by Shane Vogel April 7, Tuesday 6:30 to 8 pm Shane Vogel, English, Indiana University What does it mean to be a fad? This presentation outlines a historically specific ontology of black fad performance that unfolds within […]