Institute of African American Affairs

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

the Program in Africana Studies

and the Provost Global Research Initiatives

at New York University



Queer Africa

the third in the series Globally Queer?

a talk with

Desiree Lewis & Keguro Macharia


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

6 to 8 pm

Department of Social & Cultural Analysis

20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

New York, NY

Desiree Lewis

Women and Gender Studies, University of the Western Cape

Lewis has taught literary studies at various South African universities and has also guest lectured on Women’s and Gender Studies at universities beyond South Africa. She has a research interest in literary and popular culture, global feminist knowledge and politics, the politics of visuality and representation and postcolonial writing and culture.


Keguro Macharia

English, University of Maryland

Macharia works in black diaspora studies and queer studies. His scholarship focuses on how black diaspora histories compel scholars to revise dominant approaches in queer studies (influenced by Foucault) that take Euro-American modernities as their points of departure. He is currently working on two book projects: Frottage: Black, Queer, Diaspora and Creating Kenyan Intimacy, 1900-2000.