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Welcome Julia Kowalski as Concurrent Faculty

August 27, 2018

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Julia Kowalski is an assistant professor of global affairs and a concurrent faculty member in Notre Dame’s Gender Studies Program. A cultural anthropologist by training, she completed her PhD in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. She has been conducting fieldwork in north India since 2007, focusing on issues of gender, kinship, women’s rights, personhood, gendered violence, and everyday institutional practices.…

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Upcoming Events

GlobaLGBTQ+ Film Festival

Wed Oct 24, 2018 • Browning Cinema

Wednesday / October 24 / 7:30 pm
HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE (2012) USA


Thursday / October 25 / 7:00 pm
A FANTASTIC WOMAN (2017) CHILE


Friday / October 26 / 6:30 pm
CALL HER GANDA (2018) THE PHILIPPINES/USA
Director PJ Raval Scheduled to Appear


Friday / October 26 / 9:30 pm
THE HEIRESSES (2018) PARAGUAY


Saturday / October 27 / 6:30 pm

Faculty Research Workshop

Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM • 339 O'Shaughnessy

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Unsettling Monuments of Latinx Masculinity in Estela Portillo-Trambley's "Rain of Scorpions"
Francisco Robles (English)

Wednesday, October 24 | 12-1pm
339 O’Shaughnessy Hall

In this paper, I consider Estela Portillo Trambley's "Rain of Scorpions" novella and its critiques of Chicanx masculinity as contained in radical-revolutionary political movements. I am also interested in examining how the novella, as part of Portillo Trambley's Rain of Scorpions short story collection, offers an undoing of the logics of the young man's bildungsroman or the tropes of developing masculine consciousness in many Chicano publications of the 1960s and 1970s. This paper is also a partial recovery of and engagement with the early critical work on Portillo Trambley, an author whose writings have largely been ignored in current conversations about Chicanx Literature, while also considering how decoloniality, as a critical lens, might lead to a renewed appreciation and reinvigoration of those early conversations.   F. Robles Poster

How to Survive a Plague (USA)

Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:30PM - 9:00PM • Browning Cinema

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How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Directed by David France 
With Larry Kramer, David Barr, Jim Eigo 
Not Rated, 110 minutes, Blu-ray 

A recent Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, How To Survive A Plague is the story of the young men and women, largely from the LGBTQ+ community, who successfully reversed the tide of the AIDS epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation, and stopped the disease from becoming a death sentence. With no scientific training, these activists infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, identifying promising new medication and treatments and moving them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague.