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Sexuality Studies Colloquium: Dagmawi Woubshet

October 21, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Program in Sexuality Studies is pleased to welcome Dagmawi Woubshet to campus on Wednesday, October 21 @ 5:00pm.  Professor Woubshet will be giving a talk on his new book The Calendar of Loss: Race, Mourning, and Sexuality in the Early AIDS Era (Johns Hopkins UP, 2015). Looking at a range of high and popular works of grief—including elegies, eulogies, epistles to the dead, funerals, and obituaries—Woubshet identifies a unique expression of mourning that emerged in the 1980s and early 1990s in direct response to the AIDS catastrophe in the U.S. and Ethiopia. Woubshet is a scholar of African American literature and culture, who works at the intersection of African American and African studies.

The event will take place in the University Room in Hyde Hall. Refreshments will be served.

We hope you can join us for our first colloquium of the year!

Co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies, the Department of Communication, and the African Studies Center.

Email with any questions.


October 21, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm