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University of Arizona Women's Resource Center
Student Union Memorial Center, Suite 404, Tucson, Arizona 85721
Join us for more Deep Dish! Think deep (like «smart») and dish (like «gossip»). Deep Dish is our 10-times-a-semester, lunchtime speaker series that focuses on sharing and discussing LGBT-related research, community initiatives, and social justice issues. Pizza provided.
“Cripping Assimilation Genres: Latinx and Filipinx Crip Epistemologies in Transpacific Encounter” with Prof. Sony Bolton
Sony Bolton (Spanish & Portuguese)
This talk will develop a postcolonial crip and queer analytic to understand histories of US imperialism in the Philippines and the US Mexican Borderlands as flashpoints in global disability histories. I propose a framing of comparative racialization in transpacific American encounter to demonstrate how colonialism has historically relied on an enduring and insistent assumption in the cognitive inferiority of the colonized – an assumption constructed through the perverse deviations of the “native” from proper respectable civilization. Using Multiethnic American and hemispheric fictions in literature and film, particularly Latinx and Filipinx cultural archives, I seek to crip genres of assimilation to show that disability is not epiphenomenal to the political violence of imperial statecraft but rather its principal engine.
See the full Spring 2018 Deep Dish schedule here: lgbt.arizona.edu/deepdish