The Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality is pleased to present “Asian American Genders and Sexualities”, a moderated panel discussion exploring Asian American gender and sexuality from an interdisciplinary perspective, featuring Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, Việt Lê, Anantha Sudhakar, and Amy Sueyoshi.
Wednesday, February 22nd from 5pm-7pm.
Room 121 (first floor), J. Paul Leonard Library,
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave
The panel will be featuring:
Valerie Francisco-Menchavez: Assistant Professor in Sociology and Sexuality Studies at SFSU. Dr. Francisco’s work focuses on global and transnational sociology, migration and immigration, Phillippine diaspora, gender and family, and on the transnational activism that emerges from the social conditions of migration, separation, and migrant labor.
Việt Lê: Artist, writer, curator, and an Assistant Professor in visual studies at California College of the Arts. He has ben published in positions: asia critique; Crab Orchard Review; American Quarterly; Amerasia Journal; Art Journal; and the anthologies Writing from the Perfume River; Strange Cargo; The Spaces Between Us; Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art; among others.
Dr. Anantha Sudhakar’s work, which focuses on South Asian American literature, diaspora and transnationalism, and feminist and queer theory, has been published in the Asian American Literary Review and Small Axe. She serves as an advisor for the South Asian American Digital Archive, an online repository of documents related to South Asian American immigration, and as an editor for Tides magazine.
Amy Sueyoshi: Associate Dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at SFSU. She is a co-curator and founding member of the GLBT History Museum, the first queer history museum in the United States. She also initiated the Dragon Fruit Project, a community oral history project for API Equality Northern California. Her second book Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American “Oriental” is forthcoming from University of Illinois Press.
This event and all CREGS events are wheelchair accessible. If you would like to request additional accommodations for this event, including ASL interpretation, please contact Zed Meade at [email protected] or 415-817-4525 by 2/15/17.