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Queer of Color Theory

Professor Robin Bernstein
Harvard University

This seminar investigates the theoretical work of queer people of color, primarily in the U.S.,from the 1970s to the present. It begins with queer of color theory as a critical response to racism in (white) queer theory and to heterocentrism in ethnic studies and in communities of color. It then moves back in time to study queer of color theory’s roots in radical feminism in the 1970s and 80s and in AIDS and related experiences of loss during the 1980s and 90s. In the early twenty-first century, a critical mass of queer of color scholars began investigating the ways in which gender and sexuality figure in global economic and cultural structures.

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