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.