Celebrating the Life of Jose Muñoz

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 | A Public Affair

Last week the large and diverse community of queer theorists lost one of its most significant voices, Jose Muñoz.

On Wednesday December 11th our host Karma Chavez sat down with UW-Madison professors Ellen Samuels, assistant professor of Gender and Women Studies and English, Ramzi Fawaz, assistant professor of English, and Jill Casid, professor of visual studies and a professor in the Art History department to celebrate the life of Jose Muñoz and how he contributed to queer theory.

“His first book, Disdentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics, was innovative and groundbreaking, and has proven to be foundational to the critical study on the nexus of race, gender, and sexuality. It continues to serve as a model for much of the scholarly work in this area that has followed since its initial publication in 1999.”- University of Minnesota Press



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