Committee on Social Theory Spring Lecture Series

Spring 2021 Schedule

(via Zoom:


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Feb 12 | 2 pm EST 

Title: Translated Bodies: Gender Variance, Sexual Desire, and Legal Liberalism

Speaker: Neville Hoad  (Associate Professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin)


March 5 | 2 pm EST

Title: Dwelling, Distance, Detachment: Messy Migrant Lives 

Speaker: Martin Manalansan IV (Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Minnesota)


March 12 | 2 pm EST

Title: The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora

Speaker: Roderick Ferguson (Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University)


March 19 | 2 pm EDT

Title: The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine, and Resistance

Speaker: Karma Chávez (Associate Professor of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies, University of Texas at Austin)


April 30 | 9:30 am EDT & rebroadcast at 2 pm EDT

Title: “From #BlackLivesMatter to #MilkTeaAlliance: On Asian Americanist Critique and Radical Internationalism

Speaker: Wen Liu (Assistant Research Fellow of the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei)



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