Tuesday, April 20
Dr. Gayatri Gopinath will lead an online discussion titled “Promiscuous Intimacies: The Art of Shahzia Sikander.” Gopinath is a professor and director of the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at New York University. Her research expertise includes transnational queer and feminist studies, postcolonial studies, visual art and performance.
In her 2018 book, “Unruly Visions,” published by Duke University Press, Gopinath stages unexpected encounters between works by South Asian, Middle Eastern, African, Australian and Latinx artists such as Tracey Moffatt, Akram Zaatari and Allan deSouza. The queer optics produced by these visual practices creates South-to-South, region-to-region and diaspora-to-region cartographies that profoundly challenge disciplinary and area studies rubrics.
Register for the online discussion at https://forms.gle/VE6TvhQMwLwR3fNb7
For more information, contact: Dr. Sushmita Chatterjee, Director of gender, women’s and sexuality studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appalachian State University’s gender, women’s and sexuality studies program is an academic program housed in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program offers a B.A., an undergraduate and graduate minor, an LGBT Studies minor, a Girls’ Studies minor and a graduate certificate. Learn more at https://gws.appstate.edu.
About The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies offers degrees in three program areas: global studies; gender, women’s and sexuality studies; and interdisciplinary studies. The department is also home to Watauga Residential College, an interdisciplinary, alternative general education program. The department promotes creative and imaginative engagement through a cross-disciplinary investigation of complex systems and problems. Learn more at https://interdisciplinary.appstate.edu.