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Sociology Colloquium Series: "Communicating Pain: Racial Microaggressions, Queer Latnixs, and the Uses of Silence" with Dr. David Luis Glisch-Sanchez

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of Sociology
Location
Lincoln Hall 1090
Date
Mar 31, 2017   3:00 - 4:30 pm  

"In this talk, I argue that an intersectional analysis centering on the role of emotion reveals the diversity of ways queer Latinxs represent and experience racial microaggressions in the United States. Utilizing representative cases from 31 real stories I have collected of Latinx transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (TLGBQ) people, I illustrate how my research participants rely on, what I have termed, racial utterances to articulate, characterize, and give voice to their painful experiences of racial microaggressions and other forms of identity-based social harm. The social phenomenon of racial utterances pushes our established theoretical understandings and methodological approaches to the study of racial microaggressions; particularly advocating for future projects that incorporate a full-throated conceptualization of emotions that in turn informs theories, analysis, and methods.”

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