Join the iLGBT Studies for our 2018 Miranda Joseph Endowed Lecture: "Visionary Aesthetics: Flight, Fantasy, & Freedom on the Frontiers of US Empire" by Professor Ronak K. Kapadia!
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Center for Creative Photography
1030 N Olive Rd
Tucson, AZ 85719
Ronak K, Kapadia is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and affiliated faculty in Global Asian Studies and Museum & Exhibition Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A cultural theorist of race, security, sensation and empire in the late 20th and early 21st century United States, Kapadia is competeing a book about the interface between contemporary visual and performace art and US global counterinsurgency warfare in South Asia and the Middle East titled Insurgent Aesthetics of the Forever War: Art and Performance after 9/11 (Duke UP, forthcoming). He is a former board member of FIERCE, a member-led community organization building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in New York City, and Safe Community Health Collective, a worker-owned health and healing justice collective in Chicago.