Day of Dialogue XV: Travesti Rage: On the Relation Between Race and Trans in Latin America

How can Latin America make sense of gender and racial histories when these histories are often portrayed as having little connection with each other? This talk examines the history of transgender sex workers in Latin American countries by making connections between projects of racial mixing and projects of LGBT diversity, and between the neglect of an indigenous present and the neglect of a nonheterosexual past.

Speaker: Pedro DiPietro, Assistant Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University; Academic Coordinator, Graduate Program in Gender, Society, and Politics, Latin American Graduate School of Social Sciences (FLACSO-Buenos Aires)

Moderator/Organizer: Dr. Santiago Slabodsky, Associate Prof of Religion and Florence and Robert Kaufman Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies, Hofstra University

Presented by Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) and African Studies Program 

In collaboration with the Hofstra Cultural Center.

Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Time: 2:55-4:20 p.m. 

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library


This event is a Joseph G. Astman Cultural Event.
The Joseph G. Astman Cultural Events are presented in loving memory of Dr. Joseph G. Astman, founder of the Hofstra Cultural Center. Dr. Astman was a humanist, cultural comparatist and international scholar.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017



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