november, 2018

26nov6:00 pmBODILY: Transing/Queering Species and Race with Kadji Amin

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BODILY: Transing/Queering Species and Race with Kadji Amin

Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Emory University

With a response by Professor Camille Robcis, History & French, Columbia University

In an introduction to a special issue of WSQ, Susan Stryker, Paisley Currah, and Lisa Jean Moore write that scholars “have become familiar, over the past twenty years of so, with queering things” and ask “how might we likewise begin to critically trans- our world?” In this talk, Dr. Kadji Amin aims to contribute to the burgeoning inquiry into material transings of sex, race, and species, while interrogating the affirmative and even utopian valance of such inquiry through asking “What are trans crossings of embodied borders and speciated and racialized differences good for?” Dr. Amin takes a literal approach this question, and focuses on the early twentieth-century medical fervor for the transplantation of glands—in particular the ovaries and testicles—across sex and species, with distinct racializing effects.

co-sponsored by Maison Française

Time

(Monday) 6:00 pm

Location

Maison Française, Buell Hall

515 West 116th Street

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