Queer Hemisphere: América Cuir is a two-day conference comprised of six interdisciplinary graduate student panels, two keynote presentations, one by Prof. Sayak Valencia (author of Capitalismo Gore) and the other by performance artist Lorena Wolffer (Mapping Dissent), a keywords dialogue with Prof. Marcia Ochoa (UCSC), and a charla with UCSB Profs. Micaela Díaz-Sánchez and Cherríe Moraga.
On the conference theme: This conference will bring together scholars from Mexico, Brazil, Peru, other Andean countries, as well as Latinx communities in the US, along with activists and performers, to analyze the challenges of studying gender and sexuality in the Americas, under the current threat of racist populism, state violence, and new forms of mobilization. Queer Hemisphere: América Cuir grows out of a UCHRI-sponsored working group by the same name.
All are welcome.
Sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center; the Latin American & Iberian Studies Program; Graduate Division; IHC New Sexualities Research Focus Group; the UCSB Graduate Student Association; LGBTQ Studies Minor in the Department of Feminist Studies; the Department of Global Studies; the English Department; the Comparative Literature Department; the Department of Spanish & Portuguese; the Chican@ Studies Department; and the Department of Sociology.