QueerCurrent Lecture Series:
“Dancing #BlackDeathMatters: Transness, Femmness, and Public Protest” by Shanté Smalls
LGBTQ Studies cordially invites you to their lecture series QueerCurrent. This talk takes seriously the work that Black dance can do as both public protest against State violence and as an aesthetic performance of Black aliveness. It will also discuss how dance interrupts and revises possibilities for living under conditions of antiblackness in the US.
Shanté Paradigm Smalls (they/them/theirs) is an Assistant Professor of Black Literature & Culture at St. John’s University in NYC and a 2019-2020 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University in Atlanta. Their first scholarly book, Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City is forthcoming from NYU Press in late 2020. See more at shanteparadigm.com
Please RSVP by February 21
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