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Saturday, March 24 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Roundtable: Feminist and Queer Studies of Race in Sound

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This roundtable convenes two fields of scholarly inquiry—critical race studies and feminist theory/queer studies—to explore the following interrelated questions: How does sound construct racialized and gendered meaning and/or prompt processes of racial subjection? How might various hermeneutics of sound enrich and/or expand current ethnic and gender studies approaches to the study of racial formation? And how might we collectively forge a feminist, queer analytic for the study of racialized sound and sonic processes of racialization?

With: Kirstie Dorr, Roshanak Kheshti, and Deborah Vargas

Moderator: Kevin Fellezs


Kirstie Dorr

Kirstie Dorr received her Ph.D. in Comparative Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. Prior to her appointment at UCSD in 2009, Dr. Dorr held a postdoctoral fellowship in African American Studies at the University of Illinois and a subsequent tenure-track... Read More →

Kevin Fellezs

Kevin Fellezs is assistant professor of Music with an appointment in the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University. He earned his PhD in History of Consciousness from UC Santa Cruz in 2004. He is the author of Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk and the... Read More →
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Roshanak Kheshti

Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Affiliate Faculty in Critical Gender Studies, University of California, San Diego
Roshanak Kheshti is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and affiliate faculty in the Critical Gender Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. She received her PhD in Anthropology with a designated emphasis in Women’s Studies from the University of California... Read More →

Deborah Vargas

Deborah Vargas is Associate Professor in the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of California, Irvine. Her first book Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press. Vargas has contributed oral histories... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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