REIMAGINING EVERYTHING: Women of Color Feminisms, Art, Culture, and the Humanities Symposium

University of Maryland, College Park, Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall (First floor)
Friday, September 16, 2016, 9:15am-4:30pm

Registration is FREE and OPEN to the public.

“The time has come for us to reimagine everything….We have to reimagine ourselves.”
–Grace Lee Boggs

Inspired by the words of revolutionary Grace Lee Boggs, this daylong event will be a transformative interdisciplinary conversation between emerging dynamic scholars in the fields of Gender and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, and African American Studies. Speakers will provide critical discussion about subjects such as black feminist sexual politics, surveillance studies, immigration, the war on terror, HIV/AIDS and black communities, Chicana feminist praxis and digital humanities, queer of color performance art and culture, and interrogations of the human and art that speak to the important imaginative work Boggs understood as vital to social justice, activism, and revolution.

The symposium is being organized by L.H. Stallings, Associate Professor of Women's Studies, University of Maryland. For more information, contact L.H. Stallings at

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Speakers include:
• Marlon Bailey, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Arizona State University
• Simone Browne, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin
• Maria Cotera, Associate Professor of American Culture and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan
• Erica Edwards, Associate Professor of English, University of California, Riverside
• Grace Hong, Professor of Gender Studies and Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
• Zakiyyah Iman Jackson, Assistant Professor of English, George Mason University
• Treva Lindsey, Associate of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University
• Viviana Macmanus, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
• Uri McMillan, Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
• Robert Patterson, Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies, Georgetown University
• Vanita Reddy, Associate Professor of English, Texas A& M University
• Deborah Vargas, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Riverside
Symposium Schedule:
9:15-9:30am Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:30-10:45am Panel 1 - Women of Color Feminism, Conflict, and the Humanities
11am-12:15pm Panel 2 - Affective and Collective Technologies of Knowledge and the Human
12:15-1:15pm Lunch on your own
1:30-2:45pm Panel 3 - Reimagining the Boundaries in Queer of Color Theory and Performance
3:00-4:15pm Panel 4 - Feminist Sonic Reformations and Movement Politics of Black Bodies
4:15-4:30pm Closing Remarks

All are welcome to join us for part or all of the symposium events as schedules allow. For more details, including information about each panel session, paper titles, and presenter bios please visit

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