OSU/IU Keynote: "The Future of Folklore is Feminist"

January 23, 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 5:15pm to 6:15pm
Research Commons, 18th Avenue Library
Headshot of Dr. González-Martin.

The Future of Folklore is Feminist: Intersectional Feminist Practice and US American Folklore Studies

The Folklore Student Association is pleased to announce this year's keynote speaker for the 13th Annual OSU/IU Folklore & Ethnomusicology Conference: Dr. Rachel González-Martin, folklorist and Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. In her address, Dr. González-Martin will discuss the role of women, femme, queer, nb, and transfeminist community perspectives in a future of folklore studies that explicitly foreground intersectional understandings of human rights, local action, critical theory, and positional politics. 

Dr. González-Martin earned her PhD in Folklore at Indiana University and a BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. She is the author of Quinceañera Style: Social Belonging and Latinx Consumer Identities (2019). She is the co-editor of Race and Cultural Practice in Popular Culture (2018). She is currently conducting ethnographic fieldwork in minority women owned nail salons across the US for her second monograph focusing on women of color feminist praxis and social entrepreneurship. She is also currently collaborating on a new multi-authored project tentatively titled, The Academic Uncanny: Spectres of Belief and Epistemologies of Refusal.

For more information about the conference, please visit our event website.

Co-sponsored by the Folklore Student Association, the Comparative Studies Graduate Student Group, the Graduate Student Interest Group for the Study of Expressive Culture (EMIC), the Latina/o Studies Program, the Center for Folklore Studies, and the Folklore & Ethnomusicology Graduate Student Associations (Indiana University).

This event is free and open to the public.

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