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Sexualities Lecture Series April 2012



Sexualities Lecture April 5th: Maite Zubiaurre

Professor, 19th and 20th Century Peninsular Literatures and Gender Studies, Spanish and Portuguese Department, University of California, Los Angeles

Public Talk: "Erotic Postcards: The Spanish Inventory." 4:15 PM, Haldeman 041. Free and open to all. Reception follows.

Presented with the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Maite Zubiaurre is a Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and has taught Spanish literature at many institutions including Columbia University, the University of Texas, Austin, the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and the University of Southern California, among others. Dr. Zubiaurre's research interests include: 20th century Peninsular literature; European and Latin American Realism; comparative literature; gender studies; urban studies; cultural studies; Latin American women's fiction; and Latina and Chicana fiction. She is the author of El espacio en la novela realista: Paisajes, miniaturas, perspectivas (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2000), a book on the dialectics of space and gender in European and Latin American realist fiction. Her book Cultures of the Erotic: Spain 1898-1939 (Vanderbilt University Press) is forthcoming and Professor Zubiaurre is presently writing a book on the cultural representations of trash and rubble in contemporary culture.

Sexualities Lecture April 19th: Jasbir Puar

Core Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Rutgers University

Public Talk: "Homonationalism Gone Viral: Discipline, Control, and the Affective Politics of Sensation." 4:15 PM, Haldeman 041. Free and open to all. Reception follows.

Jasbir Puar is a core faculty member in the department of Women's & Gender Studies at Rutgers University. Her research interests include: gender, sexuality & globalization; postcolonial and diaspora studies; South Asian cultural studies; and theories of assemblage and affect. 
She is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press, 2007), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Professor Puar has also authored numerous articles that appear in Gender, Place, and Culture; Social Text; Radical History Review; Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography; and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Her edited volumes include a special issue of GLQ entitled "Queer Tourism: Geographies of Globalization" and she co-edited a volume of Society and Space entitled "Sexuality and Space."

 She is currently working on a new book project focused on queer disability studies and theories of affect and assemblage. Her most recent publication from this project is "Prognosis Time: Towards a Geopolitics of Debility, Capacity, and Affect," in Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory.
 Professor Puar is also a contributor to The Guardian, Art India, Bully Bloggers and Oh! Industry

Sexualities Lecture April 20th: Martin Manalansan

Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, LAS Global Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois

Public Talk: "Fabulosity and Precarity: Migrancy, Embodied Struggles, and Queer Dwellings." 4:15 PM, Haldeman 041. Free and open to all. Reception and follows.

Martin Manalansan is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, LAS Global Studies, and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois. He holds a Social Anthropology from the University of Rochester and his broad research interests include sociocultural anthropology, sexuality and gender, immigration and globalization, cities and modernity, food and culture, critical theory, performance, public health, Filipino diaspora, Asian Americans, North America, Southeast Asia, and the Philippines. He published the book, Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2003) and contributed to Public Emotions (Routledge, 2010) and Homophobias: Lust and Loathing Across Time and Space (Duke University Press, 2010).

Asian American Conference Series April 27: Nayan Shah

Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, San Diego, Affiliated Faculty with the Ethnic Studies Department and the Critical Gender Studies Program

Public Talk: "Stranger Intimacy, Transience, and Asia/Pacific/America." 4:30 PM, Wren Room, Sanborn House. Free and open to all.

Nayan Shah is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, San Diego. His research and teaching investigates the paradoxes of democracy and inequality in the 19th and 20th century United States and Canada.  He approaches the history of western North America in the 19th and 20th centuries as a place where ethnic, national, gender and sexual identities, communities and practices are forged and recreated through the forces of capitalist political economy, competing state formations and the cultural and social transformations of migration. He explores the waves of Asian migrations along the Pacific Coast of North America and the U.S.-Mexican border region.

Sexualities Lecture April 30th: Judith Jack Halberstam

Professor of English and Director of The Center for Feminist Research at University of Southern California

Public Talk: "Gaga Feminism." 4:15 PM, 105 Dartmouth Hall (NEW Location!). Free and open to all. Reception and book signing follows.

Judith Jack Halberstam is Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity and Gender Studies at University of Southern California. Halberstam works in the areas of popular, visual and queer culture with an emphasis on subcultures. Halberstam's first book, Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (Duke University Press, 1995), was a study of popular gothic cultures of the 19th and 20th centuries stretching from Frankenstein to contemporary horror film. Halberstam's 1998 book, Female Masculinity (Duke University Press), made a ground breaking argument about non-male masculinity and tracked the impact of female masculinity upon hegemonic genders. Halberstam's book, In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (NYU Press, 2005), described and theorized queer reconfigurations of time and space in relation to subcultural scenes and the emergence of transgender visibility. This book devotes several chapters to the topic of visual representation of gender ambiguity. Halberstam was also the co-author of a photo/essay book, The Drag King Book (Serpent's Tail, 1999), and an anthology, Posthuman Bodies (Indiana University Press, 1995). Halberstam regularly speaks on queer culture, gender studies and popular culture and publishes blogs at Halberstam just published a book titled The Queer Art of Failure  (Duke University Press, 2011) and has another book coming out next year from Beacon Press titled Gaga Feminism.

Past Events

Sexualities Lecture February 14th: Douglas Crimp, 12th Annual Stonewall Lecturer

Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History and Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester

Public Talk: "Misfitting Together: Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls" 4:30 PM, Carpenter 13

Douglas Crimp is Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester. He is the author of On the Museum's Ruins (MIT Press, 1993) and Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics (MIT Press, 2002). From 1977 to 1990 he was an editor of October magazine, for which he edited the 1987 special issue AIDS: Cultural Analysis, Cultural Activism. Our Kind of Movie, his book on Andy Warhol's films, will be published by MIT Press in April 2012.


Last Updated: 4/24/12