The first Women’s & Gender Studies Scholar-in-Residence program at Texas Tech features Hilary Malatino, and the keynote speaker for the colloquium will be Julio Capó Jr.
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The Texas Tech University Women's & Gender Studies program welcomes scholar Hilary Malatino and speaker Julio Capó Jr. to campus this month. From Oct.12-22, Malatino will serve as the program's first Scholar-in-Residence, introducing a residency designed to highlight nationally recognized women's and gender studies scholars through an extended visit to Texas Tech and provide campus and West Texas community members multiple opportunities to engage with a leading feminist scholar.
On Oct. 18, Capó will be the keynote speaker for the program's 10th Annual Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium. Since its inception in 2009, the colloquium has served as an academic forum focusing on gender and sexual identities and how these social identities are linked to shifting cultural norms, expectations, policies, histories, structures and lived experiences.
Malatino, an associate professor in the Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Penn State University, will host several office hours events, guest lectures in multiple classes at Texas Tech and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, serve as a panelist for Global Ethics Day, present at the Texas Tech Philosophy Colloquium Series, and engage with scholars at the Texas Tech Humanities Center reception.
Malatino also will present a public lecture, “Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence and Intersex Experience” from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 in room 309 of the University Library. Malatino's book will be available for purchase, and a book-signing will follow the lecture.
“The Women's & Gender Studies Scholar-in-Residence program responds to a need to have deeper and sustained discussions with prominent women's and gender studies national scholars working at other universities,” said Elizabeth Sharp, director of Women's & Gender Studies and professor of Human Development & Family Studies. “The program encourages cross-fertilization of ideas, collaborations and connections across multiple fields. Because of their ground-breaking interdisciplinary scholarship, we are honored to have Dr. Malatino as our inaugural scholar-in-residence at Texas Tech University. I highly encourage people to take advantage of this unique opportunity.”
The Scholar-in-Residence events are free and open to the public. Off-campus visitors can enter through the main campus entrance at University Avenue and Broadway and ask for directions and visitor parking location instructions at the traffic kiosk station.
The residency is supported by several departments, including the Texas Tech Ethics Center, Texas Tech Humanities Center, Department of Philosophy, Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
10th Annual Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium
Capó, associate professor of history and public humanities at Florida International University, will deliver the keynote lecture, “Undesirables: A Queer History of Latinx Challenges to U.S. Immigration Policy,” at noon on Oct. 18 during the colloquium.
“The Annual Gender & Sexual Identities Colloquium offers an important and much-needed space to engage deeply in complex and contested issues related to gender and sexual identities,” Sharp said. “Drawing on multiple disciplines and perspectives, we explore how gender and sexual identities intersect with other social identities and reflect wider contemporary and historical understandings. In addition to our dynamic keynote speaker, faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students will present their current research. We invite all Red Raiders and West Texas community members to join us for a thought-provoking and enriching event.”
Capó is a transnational historian whose research and teaching interests include modern U.S. history, especially the relationship between the U.S. and the Caribbean and Latin America. He addresses how gender and sexuality historically have intersected and coalesced with constructions of ethnicity, race, class, nation, age and ability. His recent book, “Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940,” offers a transnational queer history of a city just ‘south of the U.S. South.' There will be a book-signing immediately following his lecture.
“Dr. Capó is a leading scholar in LGBTQ history, and we are so lucky to have him visiting Texas Tech,” said Emily Skidmore, associate professor in the Department of History and Women's & Gender Studies affiliated faculty and advisory board member. “His scholarship is at the cutting edge of histories of immigration and sexuality, and his talk is particularly timely given the recent debates about the public charge clause in U.S. immigration policy.”
Registration for the colloquium is available through the event website. The colloquium is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Proof of attendance will be provided to students attending the colloquium for course credit.
Off-campus visitors can enter through the main campus entrance at University Avenue and Broadway and ask for directions and visitor parking location instructions at the traffic kiosk station.
The colloquium is supported by several departments, including the Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement, the Department of History and Classical & Modern Languages & Literature.