Lecture on “The Reorder of Things: On the Institutionalization of Difference”

An Invited lecture by Dr. Roderick Ferguson

Thu, October 6, 2011
3:00 – 5:00 PM
SAC 1.118

Reception to follow.
This event is free and open to the public.

In this talk, Dr. Ferguson critiques the production of normativity as modern institutions incorporate racialized, gendered, and sexualized differences. By centering gender and sexuality, his work offers a framework for analyzing racial formations as heterogenous and anti-essentialist.
Roderick Ferguson is Associate Professor and Department Chair of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is the co-editor of Strange Affinities: The Gender and Sexual Politics of Comparative Racialization and author of Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique.

Contact: Sharmila Rudrappa, Ph.D. (rudrappa@austin.utexas.edu)

The talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Department of English, the Department of American Studies, the Center for Women and Gender Studies, and the John L. Warfield Center for African & African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

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