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Sideways Selves: On the Decolonizing Geographies of Trans*Américas
Monday, November 12, 2018, 04:00pm - 05:30pm
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Department of Women's and Gender Studies 


 Dr. Pedro Javier DiPietro

Assistant Professor, Womens’ and Gender Studies, Syracuse University


This talk examines trans* of color geographies as they speak to the hemispheric projects of Latinx, indigenous, and decolonial feminisms. It focuses on trans* spaces as responses to the coloniality of gender and its shaping of trans- dispossession and rehabilitation. It foregrounds connections among the ways that we do, think, and practice transing at three sites: networks of travesti sex workers from the Andean region, queer and trans* Latinx performers in the San Francisco bay area, and Xicana/Latina feminisms. Weaving together (auto)ethnographic, philosophical, and cosmological/spiritual inquiries, this presentation introduces the notions of “sideways selves” and “hallucinating knowing” to explore collective projects of transing embodiment, perception, and spatial citizenship.

Location: Latino and Caribbean Studies Seminar Room A-266, 54 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854, Livingston Campus, Lucy Stone Hall 

Sponsored by: The Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Comparative Sexuality, Gender, and Race and The Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies.

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