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CLLAS Visiting Scholar Presentation

“LGBT Performances of the Human,” with Ana-Maurine Lara. “In this talk, I will discuss Dominican LGBT activists’ articulations of human-ness through performance and the production of memory in Santo Domingo.”

Ana-Maurine Lara, PhD is a Visiting Scholar with the University of Oregon Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. Her research focuses on GLBT political activism and Catholic coloniality in the Dominican Republic. She is an award-winning novelist and poet. Her novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and When the Sun Once Again Sang to the People (KRK Ediciones 2011); her short stories and poems have been featured in numerous anthologies and literary magazines. Her published scholarship engages topics on Afro-Latin@ and Afro-Diasporic queer identities and aesthetics.