"Researching Race & Class through Sexual Aesthetics: Designing Transdisciplinary, Transgressive, and Comparative Methodologies”

Event Date: 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 5:00pm

Event Location: 

  • South Hall 1623
  • The Dolores Huerta Conference Room

Event Contact: 

Mireille Miller-Young, mmilleryoung@femst.ucsb.edu

Jillian Hernandez, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Ethnic Studies Department and Critical Gender Studies Program at the University of California--San Diego. She also conducts projects as an independent curator and community arts educator. Her transdisciplinary research investigates questions regarding processes of racialization, sexualities, embodiment, girlhood, and the politics of cultural production ranging from underground and mainstream hip hop to visual and performance art. Professor Hernandez's article "Carnal Teachings: Raunch Aesthetics as Queer Feminist Pedagogies in Yo! Majesty's Hip Hop Practice," is forthcoming in the next issue of Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory.