"The Future of Folklore is Feminist: Intersectional Feminist Practice and US American Folklore Studies"
Keynote Presentation by Dr. Rachel V. González-Martin (UT-Austin)
Friday, February 21, 2020 | 5:15 to 6:15pm
Research Commons Colloquia (18th Ave Library, OSU)
The Folklore Student Association is pleased to share that Dr. González-Martin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mexican American & Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas-Austin, will be the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual OSU/IU Folklore & Ethnomusicology Conference hosted here on campus. In her presentation, Dr. González-Martin will discuss the role of women, femme, queer, nb, and transfeminist community perspectives in a future of folklore studies that explicitly foreground intersectional understandings of human rights, local action, critical theory, and positional politics.
We invite you to attend this interdisciplinary keynote, which is free and open to the public. For additional information or to learn more about the OSU/IU Conference (Feb 21-22), please visit conference website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The keynote is co-sponsored by the Folklore Student Association, Comparative Studies Graduate Student Group, Graduate Student Interest Group for Expressive Culture (EMIC), Center for Folklore Studies, and the Folklore & Ethnomusicology Graduate Student Associations of Indiana University.
GONZÁLEZ-MARTIN earned her PhD in Folklore at Indiana University and a BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. She is the author of Quinceañera Style: Social Belonging and Latinx Consumer Identities (2019). She is the co-editor of Race and Cultural Practice in Popular Culture (2018). She is currently conducting ethnographic fieldwork in minority women owned nail salons across the US for her second monograph focusing on women of color feminist praxis and social entrepreneurship. She is also currently collaborating on a new multi-authored project tentatively titled, The Academic Uncanny: Spectres of Belief and Epistemologies of Refusal.