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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lecture by Professor Mel Chen on Wednesday, October 16

The Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies is holding a lecture by Mel Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, U.C. Berkeley on Wednesday, October 16 at 5:30-6:30pm in room 1210 Heller Hall. She will presenting "Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering and Queer Affect."

Professor Chen's work examines how objects are animated to serve in racialized, sexualized, and queered narratives about "invasion," disability and illness. Chen's work has been published in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Women's Studies Quarterly, and Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture. To view the event flyer, please click here: Chen Poster.docx