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Sunday, March 25 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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José Esteban Muñoz, “Calling Up Thunder: The Gun Club and the Punk Rock Commons”

Tim Lawrence, “Networking and Contact: Competing Forms of Queerness on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-88”

Jack Halberstam, “Losing Control: Grace Jones vs. Joy Division”

Alexandra T. Vazquez, “Swamp Things: The Viscosity of the Miami Sound”

Moderator: Christine Bacareza Balance


Christine Bacareza Balance

Christine Bacareza Balance is Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies at UC Irvine. Her writing has appeared in Women & Performance, the Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS), and the Journal of Popular Music Studies (JPMS). A member of the band The Jack Lords Orchestra, she is currently writing a book on popular music and performance in post-World War II Filipino America.   Abstract: | | "Pinoise Rock" In 1998, the first... Read More →

Jack Halberstam

Jack Halberstam is the author of four books including Female Masculinity (Duke UP, 1998) and most recently The Queer Art of Failure (Duke UP, 2011). Halberstam just finished a book for Beacon Press titled Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender and the End of Normal due out in Fall 2012. Halberstam blogs at bullybloggers.com   Abstract: | | "Losing Control: Grace Jones vs. Joy Division" Grace Jones is queer in every way and in her performative... Read More →

Tim Lawrence

Tim Lawrence is the author of Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-79 and Hold On to Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene, 1973-92. He is a founding member of the Centre for Cultural Studies Research and Lucky Cloud Sound System.   Abstract: | | "Networking and Contact: Competing Forms of Queerness on the New York Dance Floor, 1980-88"  In Times Square Red, Times Square... Read More →

Jose Esteban Munoz

José Esteban Muñoz is a Professor of Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He is the author Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics (1999), Cruising Utopia: The Here and Now of Queer Futurity (2009) and the forthcoming The Sense of Brown. He co-edits the book series Sexual Cultures for NYU Press.   Abstract: | | "Calling Up Thunder: The Gun Club and the Punk Rock... Read More →

Alexandra T. Vazquez

Alexandra T. Vazquez is an assistant professor in the Center for African American Studies and the Department of English at Princeton University. She is the author of Listening in Detail: Performances of Cuban Music and, with Ela Troyano, a coeditor of La Lupe: Queen of Latin Soul. She has published in women and performance, The Journal for Popular Music Studies, Social Text, and the books Reggaeton and Pop When the World Falls... Read More →

Sunday March 25, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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