Wednesday, September 26, 2012
10am – 12pm
Board Room, SF Campus
Mel Y. Chen is Assistant Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies at U.C. Berkeley and an affiliate of the Center for Race and Gender, the Science and Technology Studies Center, and the Institute for Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences.
His research and teaching interests include queer and gender theory, animal studies, critical race theory, disabilities studies, and critical linguistics. Mel’s short film Local Grown Corn (2007), explores interweavings of immigration, childhood, illness and friendship; it has screened at both Asian and queer film festivals. Mel will discuss his book, Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering, and Queer Affect (Duke University Press, 2012).