April 11, 2018

Eric Stanley

A guest in C. Riley Snorton’s “Critical Encounters: Black Feminisms and Transgender Studies” seminar


April 10, 2018

Joshua Chambers-Letson

A public talk, “After the Party: A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life”


March 26, 2018

Tavia Nyong’o

A book manuscript workshop, Afrofabulation.


February 12, 2018

Lauren Heintz

A graduate seminar, “The Crisis of Kinship”


September 2016

Regina Kunzel

“In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality”

ASE Commons,


February, 2016

Ramzi Fawaz

New Mutants


December 3, 2015

Roderick Ferguson, University of Illinois Chicago

A graduate seminar, “The Sterilization of Sexuality”


October 30, 2015

Jasbir Puar, Rutgers

A seminar for graduate students


October 29, 2015

Jasbir Puar, Rutgers

“Debility/Capacity: From Narrative Prosthesis to Disaster Capitalism”

ASE Commons


October 21, 2015

Jacqueline Rose, University of London

“Bantu in the Bathroom: Sex and Race in the New Millennium”

ASE Commons


October 2015

“Debility/Capacity: From Narrative Prosthesis to Disaster Capitalism”

ASE Commons,


April 23, 2014,

Mel Chen, UC Berkeley

“Developmental” Politics and the Timing of Race and Disability”

ASE Commons


March 10, 2014

Marlon Bailey, University of Indiana and Xavier Livermon, University of Texas

Workshop for Graduate Students “Queer Ethnographies”


March 9, 2014

“Silver and Gold: A Performance by Nao Bustamante”

Visions and Voices event


March 6, 2014

Nao Bustamante Workshop: “Process, Product and Art”

Visions and Voices event


February 6, 2014

Pete H. Sigal, Duke University

Workshop for Graduate Students: “Sex and Method”


January 222014

C. Riley Snorton, Northwestern University

Workshop on Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low (Minnesota 2014)


October 31, 2013

Chandan Reddy, University of Washington

Workshop on “The Question of Violence: Empire, Liberal Justice, and Queer of Color Critique” ASE Commons


March 27, 2013

Rod Ferguson, University of Minnesota

Workshop “Women of Color Feminism and Queer Studies in the University”


February 27, 2013

Discussion led by Professor Shana Redmond and Jack Halberstam on Rod Ferguson’s Reorder of Things


February 13, 2013

Professor Veronica Terriquez, USC

Workshop “Coming out of the Closet and Out of Shadows”

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