Kadji Amin received his Ph.D. in Romance Studies (French) with a graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies from Duke University in 2009. His research and teaching interests include queer historiography and temporality, affect studies, literary modernism, transgender studies, and French cultural studies. His research, which has been published in French Studies and GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies and is forthcoming in Transgender Studies Quarterly, focuses on queer counterhistoriographies that disrupt contemporary narratives about gay and lesbian history and politics. His current book manuscript, “Untimely Genet,” seeks to amplify twentieth-century French author, playwright, and activist Jean Genet’s untimely effects on contemporary queer studies. The book uses Genet’s writing, political engagements, and life practices to explore queer modes of affiliation, affect, and identification – including those that have as much to do with imprisonment, delinquency, and criminality as with sexuality – that do not articulate smoothly with dominant narratives about gay and lesbian history.
Graduate Colloquia will take place on September 24, 2014 in the Humanities Institute - 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.
Liz Montegary - "Does It Run in the Family?": Health, Security, and the Future of LGBT Politics.
Michelle Ho - Tracing Triple Axels: Race, Femininities, and Japan's Women Figure Skaters.November 5th - Details to follow
Fall 2014 CAT Graduate ConferenceTopic: Endings
Date: Friday, November 21, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan
Co-Sponsored EventsSeptember 18 - 20, 2014 -"Global Women’s Cinema Conference"
September 23, 2014 - Poet, essayist and critic Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
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New MA/PhD in Women's and Gender Studies
Raiford Guins "Punk archaeologists" explain that they went looking for more than just video-game cartridges in a New Mexico landfill.
Nancy Hiemstra has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.
Robert Harvey has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor.
Izabela Kalinowska-Blackwood is curating a film series at the IWM in Vienna.
Beth Tsai has been selected to receive the 2014 Graduate and Faculty Research Program in the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences.