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Sunday, April 17 • 10:45am - 12:45pm
Altered Strains of 1980s Downtown New York

Christine Bacareza Balance, "The Gangsters We Are All Looking For"
Ricardo Montez, "In Control of Being Out of Control: Grace Jones, Keith Haring and the Ends of Paradise"
Roy Pérez, "Abduction Near Hialeah and Other Startling Transports: Desire and Dissonance in the Martin Wong Papers"


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Christine Bacareza Balance

Christine Bacareza Balance is Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine. Her writings on former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos, Asian American YouTube artists, Bruno Mars, Glee’s karaoke aesthetics, and spree killer Andrew Cunanan have been published in Women and Performance: a feminist journal, Journal of Asian American Studies (JAAS), and Theatre Journal. Balance is one-eighth of the New York-based indie rock band... Read More →

Ricardo Montez

Ricardo Montez is Assistant Professor of Performance Studies at the New School for Public Engagement where he recently developed and chaired the curricular programs in Race and Ethnicity and Gender and Sexuality. He is currently completing a monograph on the artist Keith Haring titled Keith Haring’s Line: Race and the Performance of Desire. "In Control of Being Out of Control: Grace Jones, Keith Haring and the Ends of Paradise" | This... Read More →
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Roy Pérez

Roy Pérez is an assistant professor of English and American Ethnic Studies at Willamette University. His poems and essays appear in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, the Best of Panic! poetry anthology, Bully Bloggers, and FENCE Magazine. His current book project, Proximity: Queer Configurations of Race, examines representations of interracial closeness and collaboration in Latina/o literature, art and performance... Read More →

Sunday April 17, 2016 10:45am - 12:45pm
Demo Lab EMP Museum, 325 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109

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