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"Punks" @ 20: Revisiting Cathy Cohen’s Queer Coalitional Vision

Monday, September 18, 2017
2:10-6:00 PM
Gallery (Room 100) Hatcher Graduate Library Map
LGQRI presents a symposium in tribute to and reconsideration of Cathy Cohen’s generative article “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?” Published in GLQ in 1997, Cohen’s piece articulated a queer of color critique that transformed the field.

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2:10 - 4pm: Welcome and Introductions (Dean Hubbs, LGQRI Director)
Panel Presentations
- Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies, English & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Brandeis University
- Jafari S. Allen, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Miami
Marlon M. Bailey, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University
- Christina Hanhardt, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies, University of Maryland

4:00 pm: Roundtable Discussion featuring Guest of Honor, Cathy J. Cohen, David and Mary Winton Green Professor of Political Science, The University of Chicago
Moderated by David Hutchinson, History PhD Student

Presented by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender's Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initative (LGQRI). Cosponsored by the Colonialism, Race, and Sexualities Initiative (CRSI), Departments of English Language and Literature, Comparative Literature, Afroamerican and African Studies, Anthropology, American Culture, the Spectrum Center, and the Stamps School of Art & Design.

Light refreshments will be served.
Building: Hatcher Graduate Library
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: African American, Anthropology, Interdisciplinary, LGBT, Politics, Social Justice, Women's Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lesbian, Gay, Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI), Spectrum Center, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Comparative Literature, Department for Afroamerican and African Studies, University Library, Women's Studies Department, Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design, Department of American Culture, Department of Anthropology, Department of English Language and Literature