[PAST EVENT] The Sara & Jess 2021 Cloud Lecturer: Juana María Rodríguez
The Department of English presents Juana María Rodríguez as the 2021 Sara and Jess Cloud Lecturer. She will be speaking on Mujeres Públicas: Biopolitics, Portraiture, and the Poetics of Puta Life. Juana María Rodríguez, Professor and Chair of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, is the author of Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings (NYU 2014), winner of the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize, Modern Language Association, GL/Q Caucus, 2015 and Lambda Literary Foundation Finalist for LGBT Studies, 2015 and Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces (NYU 2003). In 2019 she co-edited a recent volume of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, on Trans en las Américas. She has published in numerous national and international academic journals including GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies; Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory; Radical History Review; differences; Lambda Nordica; Revista Post(s); and a/b: Autobiography Studies as well as in a range of popular media venues including Latino USA on NPR; Aperture; Página 12 in Buenos Aires; NBC.com, and Cosmo for Latinas. This presentation is part of her new book project, Puta Life: Seeing Latinas, Working Sex, under contract with Duke University Press.
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