Cultural Studies Graduate Group
Fall 2015 Colloquium Series
Thursday, October 8, 2015
4:10-6pm, 3201 Hart Hall
Cathy Hannabach PhD, CST Grad, Independent Scholar, Editor and Academic Consultant
“Crimson Empire: Blood and Nation from Alcatraz Island to Guantánamo Bay”
Spilling blood, managing blood, banking blood, and even sucking blood defined 20th-century American empire. In this talk, Cathy Hannabach examines how blood saturated the twentieth-century US cultural imaginary, slipped into laws and policies, flowed across screens, and seeped into our most intimate encounters. In sites as varied as Alcatraz Island, California, Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Hannabach traces how these gendered, sexualized, and racialized blood practices were violently mobilized in the service of US empire, as well as creatively transformed by feminist, anticolonial, anticapitalist, and queer artists and activists.
Dr. Cathy Hannabach is an independent scholar, editor, and academic consultant who works with social justice-oriented academics, artists, and activists through both one-on-one consulting work and her group coaching programs: the Grad School Rockstar Program and the Faculty Rockstar Program. Her research focuses on the intersections of transnational feminist cultural studies, queer disability studies, and science and technology studies. Her first book Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms will be published in October 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan. Her work has also appeared in Women and Performance, Cultural Politics, Social Text: Periscope, and Studies in Gender and Sexuality.
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