Join the Humanities Studio in welcoming Tavia Nyong'o, Professor of American Studies at Yale University, to present on "Non-Binary Blackness" as part of our "post/truth" Speakers Series. In this talk, Nyong'o asks: Can we redress historical injury through our contemporary fictions and counter-narratives? What might it take to do justice to queer, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming figures from our past? This discussion will draw on black feminist critiques of gender, ontology, and the human to pursue a speculative fabulation of blackness as it exceeds standard historical narration and linear time. Nyong'o is the author of The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (2009) and Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life (2018). He teaches black performance theory, queer and affect studies, and diaspora aesthetics. He is Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and Theater & Performance Studies at Yale University.
- Pomona College
- Argue Auditorium, Millikan Laboratory
- Room: 1051
- 610 N. College Avenue