Mar 11 2019

GWS Speaker – Dr. Sandra Ruiz, PhD Assistant Professor of Latina/Latino Studies and English The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 11, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Dr. Ruiz is the author of Ricanness: Enduring Time in Anticolonial Performance (NYU Press, June 2019) and a co-founder of the Brown Theater Collective. Analyzing the work of artists and revolutionaries like ADÁL, Lebrón, Papo Colo, Pedro Pietri, and Ryan Rivera, Ruiz imagines a Rican future through the time travel extended in their aesthetic interventions, illustrating how they have reformulated time itself through nonlinear aesthetic practices. Ruiz argues that Ricanness—a continual performance of endurance against US colonialism—uncovers what’s at stake politically for the often unwanted, anticolonial, racialized, and sexualized body.

Date posted

May 3, 2019

Date updated

May 3, 2019