“Plastic Animacies: Queer Reframings of Haitian Ecologies"

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
Allbritton Center Allbritton 311
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Weiss, Margot

Join us for the first lecture in the Spring Global Queer Studies series!

This presentation draws on a decade of ethnographic research with same-sex desiring and gender creative Haitians and contemporary black queer feminist scholarship to reframe imperialist discourses about Haitian ecologies by centering Haitian creative work to imagine futures while living in neocolonial toxic landscapes of plastic and burning trash.

Erin Durban is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, where Erin is also affliated with the Institute for Global Studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. Erin's book in progress, The Sexual Politics of Empire: An Ethnography of Postcolonial Homophobia in Haiti, was awarded the National Women’s Studies Association–UIP First Book Prize in 2015 and will be published by University of Illinois Press. 

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