The UCSC Sociology Department is pleased to present the
LIONEL CANTÚ LECTURE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Namaste Lounge, Colleges Nine/Ten
Reception at 3:30
Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies
“The Right to Maim: Disablement, Palestine, and Disaster Capitalism”
Jasbir K. Puar is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999 and her M.A. from the University of York, England, in Women’s Studies in 1993.
Puar is the author of Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (Duke University Press 2007), which won the 2007 Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. Puar’s forthcoming monograph, Affective Politics: States of Debility and Capacity (Duke University Press, 2014) takes up questions of disability in the context of theories of bodily assemblages that trouble intersectional identity frames.
Puar is currently working on her third book, titled Inhumanist Occupation: Sex, Affect, and Palestine/Israel as a 2013-14 Society for the Humanities Fellow at Cornell University.
This event honors the memory of Dr. Lionel Cantú Jr., Assistant Professor of Sociology at UC Santa Cruz, who unexpectedly passed away in 2002. His academic research included international migration, HIV/AIDS, Latina/o studies, queer theories, and feminist studies. Queer Migrations: Sexuality, U.S. Citizenship, and Border Crossing, a co-edited anthology by Lionel Cantú and Eithne Luibhéid, University of Arizona was published posthumously in 2005. A book based on his research was published in 2009, The Sexuality of Migration: Border Crossings and Mexican Immigrant Men, by Lionel Cantú, co-edited by Nancy Naples, Professor of Sociology & Women’s Studies at the University of Connecticut and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Sociology at American University (New York University Press, February 2009).
Co-sponsored by: Chicano/Latino Research Center, Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness Department, Anthropology Department, Latin American Latino Studies Department, Literature Department, Lionel Cantú GLBTI Resource Center