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A Public Dialogue between
Professor Laura Kang (UCI) and Assistant Professor Crystal Mun-hye Baik (UCR)

Assistant Professor Crystal Mun-hye Baik’s (Department of Ethnic Studies) first sole-authored monograph, Decolonial Mediations: Korean Diasporic Aesthetics & Demilitarizing Division. In the workshop, Professor Baik will dialogue with Professor Laura Kang (Chair, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of California, Irvine) as she discusses a select archive of Korean diasporic cultural works that index the normalization of war, accelerated development, and ruination in the contemporary cityscape of Seoul.

This is the first of three public events organized by core members of the “Off Centers: Queer Racial Dis/Orientations” working group supported by the CIS during the 2016-2017 academic year. Focusing on the production of new interdisciplinary research by junior and newly tenured faculty members at UC Riverside—Stephen Hong Sohn (Associate Professor, English), Donatella Galella (Assistant Professor, Theatre, Film, and Digital Production), Crystal Mun-hye Baik (Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies), and Liz Przybylski (Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology)—these public dialogues provide junior faculty members with the opportunity to share and discuss their emerging work with an invited senior scholar. In a general sense, all work included in the “Off Centers” Public Workshop series bridges disciplinary difference through the ordering rubrics and urgent discourses of queerness, sexuality, race, diaspora and space/mobility.

The public workshop will be followed by a reception.

Part of Off Centers: Queer Racial Dis/Orientations

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All events are free and open to the public.

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