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Women, Gender, and Sexuality Inaugural Event

Celebrating the launch of a new interdisciplinary program

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Please join us to celebrate the launch of the new interdisciplinary program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality!


  • Uri McMillan
    “Being Otherwise, Being Grace Jones: Surface Aesthetics, Disco Commons, and Sensuous Acts of Knowing”
    2:15 p.m.
    Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    Co-Sponsored by the Distinguished
    Lecture Series in Musicology

  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Reception
    3:30 p.m.
    Lobby, Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Free and open to the public; all are welcome.

About the Speaker

Uri  McMillan

Uri McMillan is a cultural historian who researches and writes in the interstices between black cultural studies, performance studies, queer theory, and contemporary art. His first book, Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance (NYU, 2015) is on black performance art, objecthood, and avatars staged by black women artists. He has published articles on performance art, digital media, hip-hop, photography, and nineteenth-century performance cultures in varied arenas such as Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, and e-misferica. In addition, he has lectured at art museums, including MoMA PS1 and the Hammer Museum, and published numerous essays on black contemporary art for the Studio Museum of Harlem. His work has been supported by the Ford Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. For more information about Uri McMillan, please visit his website at

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