Queering Borders: Immigration, Race & Sexuality with Karma Chávez


On January 29, 2015 the Multicultural Student Center will kick off the spring semester event calendar with a public talk from UW Madison professor and scholar Karma Chávez.

Karma R. Chávez is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Arts and affiliate in the Program in Chican@ and Latin@ Studies and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at UW-Madison. She is the author of Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities. Karma is also a member of the radical queer collective Against Equality and a coordinator for LGBT Books to Prisoners. She hosts the radio program, “A Public Affair” every Wednesday on Madison’s community radio station, 89.9 FM WORT.

Chávez will discuss her book Queer Migration Politics (University of Illinois Press, 2013) and will explain how recent debates over the US-Mexico border, Central American child refugees, and immigration reform can and should be understood from a queer person of color point of view. This talk will examine the relationships between capitalism, borders (gender, sexual, racial and national) and power.

The talk will take place in the Multicultural Student Center lounge (2nd floor of the Red Gym at 716 Langdon Street) on Thursday, January 29th at 7PM. 

For questions or accomodation requests, please contact sheltreese.mccoy@wisc.edu.

To read more about Karma, click here.

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