Bodies of Knowledge: A transnational dialogue on gender, sexuality, and centering the body as a site of knowledge production

Moderated by Sarah Nicholus, Associate Director - Center for Women's and Gender Studies

In this transnational dialogue three artists, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (London), Pêdra Costa (Berlin/Brazil), and Nadia Granados (Colombia), discuss how their work intervenes in dominant theories of gender and sexuality by centering the body as a site of knowledge production. What is the role of technology in archiving black trans experience? How does the black trans archive allow us to imagine our lives in environments that centre our bodies? How does cuir/kuir/queer Latin American performance art disrupt global North to South epistemological flows? How can multimedia technologies and the body be used to decode gendered violence and make visible alternative political strategies of resistance to mass media and imperialism? Through feminist, queer, decolonial, and anti-racist work, these artists theorize gender and sexuality while re-territorializing the body (and bodies of knowledge), creating new worlds and feminist futures.

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Friday, April 23, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Arts & Humanities, Social Justice


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