Jafari S. Allen, Black/Queer/Disapora - GLQ
NOV 06, 2013 | 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
November 06, 2013: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies
In a special issue of GLQ, Jafari Allen beckoned us to see that "Black/queer/diaspora is an organic project of multivalent and multiscalar reclamation, revisioning, and futurity (yes, all at once)." This event brings together preeminent writers and thinkers at the forefront of engaging with this work. Issue editor Jafari Allen (Yale) and contributor Vanessa Agard-Jones (Columbia) present research from their new projects emerging from the conversations of the special issue. Robert Reid-Pharr (CUNY Graduate Center), and Rosamond S. King (Brooklyn College) will offer responses to this new work, informed by their own scholarship and research interests. Collectively, they will each present new research that considers and expands the methodological and conceptual inquiries grounding the issue.
Co-sponsored by Africana Studies and IRADAC.