Transgender Studies Initiative - Monstrans: Experiencing Hormones - with Lino Arruda

Friday, November 11, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Free & Open to the Public

Location: Kiva Room, University of Arizona Memorial Student Union

Join the Institute for LGBT Studies for the inaugural talk of our Transgender Studies Initiative Speaker Series.

About "Monstrans: Experiencing Hormones":

"If there is any intention of generating a productive dialogue between marginalized communities and educational institutions, I argue that it is necessary to expand the epistemes authorized by academic (cis)tems. In this research chapter I try out other formats, models and medias for making theory: combining illustrations, anthropocene theory and autoficctions, Monstrans: experiencing horrormones is a zine-chapter about travesti/trans* sudaca self-monstrifying narratives and imageries."

Lino Arruda is an Institute for LGBT Studies / Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brasil) where he researches monstrosity and animality within travesti/trans* sudaca self-representations in countercultural settings. Lino collaborates in an autonomous archive called "Fracassando: edições precárias" (Failing: precarious editions) that archives, produces, translates, and distributes kuir (queer) Latin American fanzines with a trans* and anti-speciest focus. With support from a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Grant, Lino is currently developing a fanzine/dissertation chapter titled "Monstrans: Experiencing Horrormones."

Read our feature on Lino or learn more about the Transgender Studies Initiative at the Institute for LGBT Studies.

The Transgender Studies Initiative Speaker Series is coordinated by Dr. Eric Plemons, assistant professor of Anthropology and TSI faculty member.