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February 2018

Ari Heinrich: “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus: Plastinated Cadavers and Geopolitical Heirarchies of the Human”

February 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

The first event in the 2017-2018 Sexuality & Geopolitics Seminar Series will feature Ari Heinrich, Associate Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at UCSD. Their lecture, “Chinese Bodies as Biological Surplus: Plastinated Cadavers and Geopolitical Heirarchies of the Human” will question what a comparative examination of Chinese-language discourse on the plastinated human cadaver exhibits might reveal about the political economics of race and capital distribution that inform them.  

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March 2018

Peter Sigal: “Thinking with Trash: Nahua Knowledge and Queer Being”

March 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

The second event in the 2017-2018 Sexuality & Geopolitics Seminar Series will feature Peter Sigal, Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. His lecture, “Thinking with Trash: Nahua Knowledge and Queer Being” discusses how the Nahuas of central Mexico help us to see how indigenous meaning-making relates to the intellectual enterprise that we now call queer theory.

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May 2018

Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics

May 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am 5:00 pm

The Spring 2018 Symposium is an exciting full day event with a reception to follow. It will feature speakers: Omnia El Shakry (UC Davis), “Freud in Translation: Three Essays, A Survey, and a Group” Rajiv Mohabir (Auburn University), “Queer Coolitude: An Indo-Caribbean Reading ” Stephen Best (UC Berkeley), “None Like Us: Black Exception, Black Exemption” Sima Shakhsari (University of Minnesota), “Trespassing Queer Kinship: Temporality and the Geopolitics of Attachment”

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