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The Trans* Archive in Brazil: An Archeology of Activism, Creativity, and Transgression

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
1:15 pm
Bachelor Hall 337

Part of the Humanities Center, Lunch Time Lecture Series on Humanities Research.

Any transgender history of Brazil is incomplete without a discussion of the alternative archives that constitute it. In contrast to official archives that distort this history or make it invisible, the materials collected by trans* people not only record the formation trans* identities, but also reveal the creative and transgressive environments in which some of them have lived their lives. This presentation focuses on trans* people as they negotiated their embodiment and documented their transition during Brazil’s military regime.

Jose Amador
Jose Amador
Associate Professor, Global and Intercultural Studies (Latin American, Latino/a, and Caribbean Studies)