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Kyle Brillante

Posted: January 23, 2007
Kyle is a second-year Master's student anxiously anticipating graduation. He received a B.A. in Chinese and a B.S. in Biology from Trinity University . While an undergraduate, he studied at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China, and later conducted research in Southern China as a recipient of a Freeman Foundation Fellowship. More recently, Kyle's research draws upon his experiences as a patron and volunteer at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF). Merging auto-ethnography, public space theory, and queer and feminist theories, his thesis explores the effect of the festival's structure on patrons' experiences of visibility and sexual politics. Additionally, Kyle has written several pieces on his experiences as a man in a women's and gender studies program, including one that will be published by Routledge as part of a forthcoming anthology on men and feminism. As a teaching assistant in English this past year, he has also benefited from the pleasures
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