19 Oct Bottomhood is Powerful
Nguyen Tan Hoang (English / Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College)
Friday, October 19 / 11:00 AM
UCSB Women’s Center Conference Room
Nguyen Tan Hoang is a video artist and academic whose work interrogates forms of desire in queer Asian male identities, Vietnamese diasporic cultural production, and trans-Asian cinemas. The talk examines the common sense view of Asian American men as social and sexual bottoms in the popular American imagination. Instead of arguing that Asian men are just as potent and macho as men of other races, Nguyen Tan Hoang advocates for an embrace of femininity and the bottom position, as a queer of color critique of white hetero- and homonormative masculinities. The talk will be supplemented by a short video screening.
Sponsored by the Dept. of Film and Media Studies, the Dept. of History of Art and Architecture, the Dept. of Art, the Dept. of Sociology, the Hull Chair of Feminist Studies, and the IHC’s New Sexualities RFG.