Jan 27: NEW WORLD ORDERS: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, & Disability

New World Orders: Coloniality, Racial Intimacies, & Disability a symposium featuring artists Candice Lin & Xandra Ibarra, with Aimee Bahng, Mel Chen, Jasbir Puar, Ivan Ramos, Mark Rifkin, & C. Riley Snorton January 27, Friday 1 to 6 pm Seating is limited, please register here. This symposium pairs recent work in critical indigenous and race studies […]

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, […]

March 25: Beyond Normal: The Fantasy Bodies of National Culture

Beyond Normal: The Fantasy Bodies of National Culture a panel with andrè carrington, Julie Elman, & Ramzi Fawaz March 25, Friday 10 am to 5 pm andrè carrington, English & Philosophy, Drexel University and author of Speculative Blackness Julie Elman, Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Missouri and author of Chronic Youth Ramzi Fawaz, English, University of […]

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 […]