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Global Café: Delving Into the Diasporic Ballroom Community with Julian Glover

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Student

Cost: Free

Contact: Linda Remaker  

Group: International Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement, Lectures & Meetings, Multicultural & Diversity


Global Café is a great resource and opportunity for students to connect with graduate student mentors to acquire the tools and resources necessary for conducting independent research, applying for grants or fellowships, writing an honors thesis, applying to graduate school, and more. The Global Café Event Series features conversations with unique, diverse speakers each quarter during the academic year. The small, workshop-style talks are a perfect opportunity to connect with alumni, graduate students, and international scholars.

About this week's event

In this talk, Julian K. Glover will offer a brief overview of the ballroom scene with a focus on its gender system, kinship structures and ritualized performance as it pertains to the United States, London England and Paris France. Professor Glover draws on ethnographic data from their dissertation to delineate the various similarities and particularities between the scenes in each city in order to demonstrate the importance of recognizing/honoring the cultural contributions of multiply marginalized groups within the scene.

About this week's speaker

Julian K. Glover is an academic, activist, and performer who earned a Ph.D. in African American Studies from Northwestern University and is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Their research focuses on Black/brown queer cultural formations, performance, ethnography, embodied knowledge, and performance theory.

They have worked with the Grammy award-winning Swedish singer Robyn and appeared in the music video for the title track of her 2018 album Honey. A classically trained cellist, their creative work is multidisciplinary and engages sonic, visual, affective, written and kinesthetic registers with the aim of bringing viewers into critical dialogue with themselves towards psychic, spiritual, and interpersonal transformation.

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