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Desiring Otherwise: On the Provocations of Queer

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Friday, March 29, 2024
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Margot Weiss

Cultural Anthropology presents

Margot Weiss

Desiring Otherwise: On the Provocations of Queer

Friday, March 29
1:30 - 3:00pm
Friedl Building, Room 225

Moving between the ethnographic and the conceptual, this talk explores queer as a critical practice of desiring otherwise--a provocation against the fixity of object-making in and between queer/left activism, queer theory, and queer anthropology.

Margot Weiss is Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University, where she directs the cluster in Queer Studies. Past president of the Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA), she is the author of the award-winning Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality (Duke) and editor of Queer Then and Now (Feminist Press) and Unsettling Queer Anthropology: Foundations, Reorientations, and Departures (Duke).