micha cárdenas: “Trans Imaginaries”
Join artist, scholar, activist, and USC alumna micha cardenas as she launches her debut novel, Atoms Never Touch. Exploring time travel, cybernetics, and neurobiology through vectors of queer desire, revolution, and radical imaginaries, Atoms Never Touch taps into the power of speculative fiction to move us toward alternative futures. cardenas will deliver a reading from her novel, followed by a conversation with Tara McPherson. Together they will reflect on cardenas’ novel as well as on her polymathic praxis, a career that sees her moving fluidly between academic, artistic, and activist realms. Before the reading, cárdenas will conduct a practice-based performance workshop.
The Politics of Hormones
A symposium investigating narratives about the role of hormones in the embodiment of vertical logics of race, sex, gender, & sexuality.
Melanie Yazzie, What Does Justice Look Like? Connecting Abolition to Indigenous Feminisms
Book Talk Series
stef shuster, Uncertain Expertise in Trans Medicine
Jillian Hernandez, Liberatory Adornment: Autonomy and Erotics in Black and Latina Self-Fashioning
Durba Mitra, Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Theory
Sasha Geffen, Radiant defections: Queer expressions and gendered deviations in vocal technology