Colloquium: “Thoroughly an Asian Man”: AIDS and Trans/Racial Repair in Maria Irene Fornes’s Enter THE NIGHT

April 9, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location and Address

Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning

Reading available here.

Roy Pérez teaches and writes about gender, sex and race in contemporary literature, art, and performance. He is an associate professor of English, American Ethnic Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. His poems and essays have appeared in Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (MIT Press, 2017), Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States (OSUP, 2017), Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory, the Best of Panic! poetry anthology, Bully Bloggers, and FENCE Magazine, and he is co-editor with Kadji Amin and Amber Musser of “Queer Form,” a special issue of ASAP/Journal. He is writing a book titled Proximities: Queer Configurations of Race in Latinx Literature and Performance. Roy is currently a research fellow at the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA. 

Event Flier

with Roy Perez (Williamette University, English and American Ethnic Studies) and responses from Imani Owens (English) & Julian Gill-Peterson (English)