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I’m talkin’ bout Realness: Performing Race and Gender in Ballroom Culture

Monday, April 22, 2013 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G22
232 East Ave, Central Campus

Marlon M. Bailey's forthcoming book, Butch Queens up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit, is a performance ethnography of the House/Ball community in Detroit and throughout North America. Dr. Bailey’s essays have been published in Feminist StudiesSoulsThe Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services and in several book collections. Marlon’s essay “Engendering Space: Ballroom Culture and the Spatial Practice of Possibility in Detroit” will appear in the forthcoming Themed Issue, for which he is also the co-editor, entitled “Gender and Sexual Geographies of Blackness” for Gender, Place, and Culture: The Journal of Feminist Geography.

Bailey is the recent recipient of the Joan Heller Bernard Fellowship from the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies (CLAGS) in New York City. His is also co-winner of the Modern Language Association/GLQ Caucus's Compton-Noll Prize for best article in LGBTQ Studies. 

Cosponsored by the American Studies Program and the Department of Performing and Media Arts.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies



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Hope Mandeville

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Marlon M. Bailey

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Gender Studies and American Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington

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