PBK Visiting Scholar: Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel

PBK Visiting Scholar: Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel

Contact: Travis Carter, tjcarter@roanoke.edu

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel will deliver a public lecture:

Trans Colonial Desires: Race, Sexuality and Gender in Contemporary Caribbean and Latin American Literature
How are gender, sexuality, and the notion of the non-binary important in the work of several Caribbean and Latin American writers, performers and artists? Using María Lugones foundational essay “Coloniality of Gender” and Trans Studies as a point of departure, in this presentation I discuss works by Luis Negrón (Puerto Rico), Lukas Avedaño (Mexico) and Michelle Cliff (Jamaica) to analyze how race, gender and sexuality are included in Latin American and Caribbean arts and literature.

This event is open to the public, and can be accessed here