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Itinerant Passage: Sexuality, Slavery, Historiography by Dr. Anjali Arondekar

January 25, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Rapson Hall Room 45

This talk engages a mislaid history of sexuality and slavery in Portuguese India to raise three vulgar questions: How do we call attention to the displacement of slave pasts within histories of sexuality that are themselves routinely displaced?  How do we locate those displacements in itinerant archives of profit and pleasure, than in archives of loss and trauma? How do we open a dialogue between the interdisciplinary fields of area studies and sexuality studies with an eye to understanding how histories of slavery can reshape, even devastate, these very field-formations?

This event is part of the Feminist Studies Colloquium Series through the Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies.

Cosponsors: ICGC, RIGS, Center for Early Modern History, Imagine Fund, and departments of Geography, English, History, and Asian Languages & Literatures