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José Muñoz, on The Brown Commons

Monday, May 13, 2013
  3–5 p.m.

Location: CHASS Interdisciplinary Bldg South 1128
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Category: Lecture


In this lecture - the last of Queer Lab's events for this year - Muñoz explores contemporary “brownness” not simply as a realist or empirical account of Latino/a or migrant experience, but rather as a way of encountering the entire world. Muñoz does so through a discussion of Wildness, a riveting new film by Los Angeles artist Wu Tsang (screened by Queer Lab in January) that documents radical queer performance at East L.A.’s Silver Platter--a longstanding Latino gay bar that caters to resident and immigrant communities, and features old-school drag performers as well as young genderqueer artists. 

José Esteban Muñoz is Professor of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where he teaches courses in comparative ethnic studies, queer theory and critical theory. He is the author or editor of defining and foundational works in the field, including Cruising Utopia: The Here and Now of Queer Futurity (2009) and Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics (1999). He is co-editor of Pop Out: Queer Warhol (1996), Everynight Life: Culture and Dance in Latin America (1997) and influential journal issues such as Social Text's What's Queer about Queer Studies Now? (2005) and Queer Transsexions of Race, Nation and Gender (1997). This lecture is from his forthcoming The Sense of Brown

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Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Queer Lab

Contact Information:
Jennifer Doyle
(951) 827-5301