Distinguished Visiting Scholar

juana rodriguez spring 2016

“Women of Casa Xochiquetzal: Corporeal Encounters, Queer Feelings

By Barbara Rea on December 11, 2015 in

Among her many research interests, noted sexuality and queer theory scholar Juana Rodriguez studies how various forms of representation can transform the way we "see" people. Using a group of elderly sex workers in Mexico City as an example, she demonstrates how combining visual and narrative inf...

“The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Challenges for Civil Society”

By Barbara Rea on December 9, 2015 in / No Comments

Elijah Anderson's concept of the "cosmopolitan canopy" is that urban island of civility that exists among the ghettos, suburbs, and ethnic enclaves where segregation is the norm. In these spaces, all kinds of city dwellers co-exist, and by doing so, reinforce and spread tolerance through contact ...