2014 Sexuality Studies Lecture Series: New OSU Faculty in Sexuality Studies
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Tanya Saunders, Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies
Abstract: This presentation undertakes a comparative analysis of hip hop lesbian activists in Cuba and Brazil as a means of elucidating an often understudied area in feminist, hip hop, LGBT and African Diaspora studies: hip hop’s place as a site of contemporary transnational feminist and LGBT activism. Through a comparison of Krudas Cubensi (Cuba), Tiely Queen (Brazil), and Lú Afrobreak (Brazil), this presentation considers how and why these out feminist lesbians have chosen to center their feminist activism within hip hop. Data are drawn from participant observation and interviews conducted in Havana, Cuba (1998-2010), and São Paulo, Brazil (2008-2013).
Co-sponsored by the Department of African American and African Studies.
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