Fall 2021 Dish It Up | Unapologetic: "I Think"
Monday, August 30, 12 noon
Women's Resources Center, 616 E Green Street, Suite 202 Champaign, IL 61820
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About the Speaker: Xiomara Verenice Cervantes-Gómez is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese in Latin American Literatures and Cultures and affiliated faculty in Women's and Gender Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, Religion, and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. As a transdisciplinary scholar, she researches and writes in the interstices between Latin American and U.S. Latinx cultural studies, continental philosophy, performance studies, queer theory, and contemporary literature. Cervantes-Gómez received her Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Studies in the Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Doctoral Program at the University of Southern California. She also holds a Masters in Theological Studies (M.T.S.) in Religions of the Americas from Harvard Divinity School and a B.A. from the University of California, Riverside. Cervantes-Gómez currently serves on the editorial board of Women & Language and is co-chair of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Sexualities Section.
This lecture is part of the Fall 2021 DISH IT UP series, "Unapologetic". Featuring a lineup of fiercely unapologetic women,the Women's Resources Center invites you to hear from individuals making change across career fields and communities. As the world continues to fight multitudes of oppression, our speakers will shine light on what authenticity, confidence, and truth can look like from a variety of experiences. Funded by the Student Cultural Programming Fee. FREE LUNCH will be available at this talk.
Alternating Mondays from Noon – 1pm (with free lunch) at the Women’s Resources Center, 616 E. Green Street, Suite 202 (Next to McDonalds), Champaign, IL 61820 For more information: visit: https://oiir.illinois.edu/womens-center