The Disability in Racial Dystopias

02/04/2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
McCormick 106
Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, UC Berkeley

This talk brings under the framework of "racial dystopia" the racialization of environment through and within the invocation of disability. Drawing from select literary works as well as archival research on drug laws that involve racial enmeshments and the control of human encounters with inhuman substances. Chen explores the constitution of logics that inform such diverse attributions as "post-Asian," "post-American," "post-human," and "post-race."