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CMES Colloquium: Ronak Kapadia, University of Illinois Chicago
A conversation with Ronak Kapadia: Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War moderated by Najwa Mayer.

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Mar 4, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Ronak Kapadia
@University of Illinois Chicago
Ronak K. Kapadia is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. An interdisciplinary cultural theorist of race, security, sensation, and empire in the late 20th and early 21st century United States, Kapadia is author of Insurgent Aesthetics: Security and the Queer Life of the Forever War (Duke University Press 2019), which theorizes the queer world-making potential of contemporary art and aesthetics in the ongoing context of US war and empire in the Greater Middle East. His broader research and teaching fields include critical ethnic studies; race radical and transnational feminisms; queer of color critique; Arab, Muslim, and South Asian diasporas; national security and surveillance; critical carceral and military studies; and visual and performance studies.