“Atmospheres of Violence: Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable”
Date / Time
November 6, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Eric A. Stanley is the Haas Distinguished Chair in LGBT Equity and an associate professor in the department of gender and women’s studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where they are also affiliated with the Program in Critical Theory.
Eric’s first manuscript, “Atmospheres of Violence: Structuring Antagonism and the Trans/Queer Ungovernable” (Duke 2021), argues racialized anti-trans/queer violence is foundational to, and not an aberration of, western modernity. “Atmospheres of Violence” was awarded the Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies from CLAGS.
Along with Tourmaline and Johanna Burton, Eric edited the anthology “Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility” (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017); with Nat Smith, they edited “Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex” (AK Press 2011/15); and in collaboration with Chris Vargas, Eric directed the films “Criminal Queers” (2019) and “Homotopia” (2008).
Co-sponsored by the UIC Institute for the Humanities Queer and Trans Studies Working Group and the UIC Department of Criminology, Law and Justice.