"The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora" - Roderick A Ferguson
Eminent Scholar Lecture
Monday, March 12, 2018 · 4 PM - 5:15 PM
The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora tells the story of how black queer diasporic activists and artists challenged neoliberalism in the nineteen seventies and eighties in North America and the U.K. The talk tells this story through a series of visits to an imaginary black queer bookshop and the artifacts contained within it.
Roderick A. Ferguson is a Professor of African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies at The University of Illinois, Chicago. He is the author of Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (2004); The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference (2012); and We Demand: The University and Student Protests (2017). He is the co-director of hte Racialized Body Research Cluster at UIC and the President-Elect of the American Studies Association.