Programa Universitario de Estudios de Género (PUEG), UNAM
Time: 16.00-18.00 PM
The “Studies” regimes as a methodological, visual and pedagogical tool: the emergence of the liminal fields of Gender, Cultural, Queer, Latino, Chicana and Postcolonial Studies. This seminar focuses on the emergence of different perspectives and “views” through the epistemological figure of “Studies.” I will concentrate on the pedagogical, theoretical and methodological aspects of the configuration of such transdisciplinary terrain as mobile, portable and dis-placed conceptual interventions around the notions of vision, body, power and subjectivity. What I want to underline is the epistemological and pedagogical interventions inside hegemonic disciplines as a way of expanding, reorganizing and mobilizing concepts of discipline and academia, through the intervention of a specific form of administrating the notion of limit and border (this Studies are considered inter-disciplinary, as such they emerge on the border, on the margins of other disciplines). Consequently I will work with the expanding transdisciplinary notions of border, limit, frontier and the ways in which the liminal notions intervene in the construction of diverse “Studies.” The final purpose is to rethink critically around the emergence of “new subjects” of transformation (indigenous, transsexual and performative).