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"Race Play: Racialized Gender and Sexuality in Settler Colonial North America”

Lecture | February 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies


"Race Play: Racialized Gender and Sexuality in Settler Colonial North America” brings together two scholars who work at the intersections of racialization and gender and sexual identities—C Winter Han and Scott Morgensen—to consider how these issues become co-constituted in contemporary settler colonial North America.

The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.
This event is free and open to the public.

Presented by the UC Berkeley Departments of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Ethnic Studies; and Gender Studies, as well as the Townsend Center.

About the speakers:

Chong-suk Han attended college at the University of California, Berkeley and received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Washington. His areas of expertise are race and sexuality, particularly the ways that categories of race and sexuality are socially constructed and the way multiple identities intersect. Before becoming an academic, Dr. Han was an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in both national and local magazines and newspapers. He served for three years as the editor-in-chief of the International Examiner, the oldest continuously publishing pan-Asian American news paper in the United States. Professor Han spends most of his spare time trying to come up with clever titles for his manuscripts.

Scott Morgensen an ethnographer and historian of social movements. Dr. Morgensen’s research within U.S. queer politics sought to examine how white queer cultures and politics form in relationship to settler colonialism. His first book, Spaces between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization, examined these themes in response to longstanding and enduring critiques of colonialism and racism by Two-Spirit / queer / trans Indigenous activists and by queer/trans activists of color. A current SSHRC-funded research collaboration with Lisa Kahaleole Hall (Wells College) and AW Lee (University of Toronto, Mississauga) is recording memories of activist challenges to racism, colonialism, and gender and sexual oppression crossing Canada and the United States. Dr. Morgensen received his PhD in Anthropology (Women’s Studies) from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2001.


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