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Caribbean Queens: A Lunchtime Showcase on Sonics and Sexuality

Thursday, May 4, 12:30 p.m.

King Juan Carlos I Center
53 Washington Sq S, Room 404W
New York, NY 10012

Join Professor Tao Leigh Goffe (NYU Social and Cultural Analysis) for a lunchtime panel cosponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Africana Studies Program about sexuality in the Caribbean. This event will continue a conversation from creative projects developed by Prof. Goffe's Fall '16 course, "Caribbean Writing, Reggae, and Routes." A showcase of creative, sonic, experimental multimedia soundtracks produced by undergraduate Zuri Marley '17 and Yasmin Nelson '17 will be screened followed by a conversation on topics including "gully queens" in Jamaica, "slackness" and the role of women in reggae and dancehall.

Tao Leigh Goffe is an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at New York University in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis where she writes about formations of diaspora and their attendant subcultures in the United States, United Kingdom, and the Caribbean. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Yale University and her Bachelor's degree in English from Princeton University. Her current work maps a network of enmeshed Afro-Asian intimacies in the metropolises of New York's Chinatown and Toronto as well as the plantations of the West Indies and the American South. Assembling spy thrillers, beauty pageant photography, recipes, reggae songs, and family photographs, as a rich archive of Afro-Asian intimacies in the Americas, Dr. Goffe reads cultural objects against the grain of colonial history.

The event is free and open to the public. Photo ID required to enter building.

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