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Cherise Smith, Ph.D, Director JES A232A, Mailcode D7200, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-1784

"Kwaito Bodies: Gender, Race, and the Performance of Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa"

Fri, March 29, 2013 • 1:00 PM • Warfield Center – JES A230/ISESE Gallery

Visiting Scholar: Dr. Xavier Livermon

The African & African Diaspora Studies Department

 

 Presents

 

 "Kwaito Bodies: Gender, Race, and the Performance of Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa" 

 

Dr. Xavier Livermon, Assistant Professor, African Studies, Wayne State University

Friday, March 29th

1:00 PM

Warfield Center – JES A230/ISESE Gallery 

 

Xavier Livermon is currently assistant professor of Africana Studies at Wayne State University.  His current project, “Its About Time”: Kwaito Music and the Performance of Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa, examines popular music and performance in the context of political change.  His new project, tentatively entitled Queer(y)ing Freedom: Black Queer Subjectivities in Post-Apartheid South Africa examines the contested nature of Black queer belonging in contemporary South Africa.  His research interests include African Gender and Sexuality, African and African Diaspora Popular Music, African and African Diaspora Performance, African Queer Studies, and HIV/AIDS in global Black communities.

 


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