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
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
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.
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.