Latin@ Affirmation Month: Keynote Address

Kimberly Heras ’17 writes in:

Performing through his drag alter-ego Lola Von Miramar, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes delivers “Abolición del pato”, a theatrical interpretation and critique of the historical place of queerness and homosexuality in the Americas.

Date: Friday, November 7th – tonight!
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Place: Memorial Chapel
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La Fountain-Stokes is director of the Latina/o Studies Program and Associate Professor of American Culture, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. He teaches courses on Caribbean, Latin American, and U.S. Latina/o studies; women’s, gender, & sexuality studies; lesbian, gay, and queer studies; and theater and performance.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he received his A.B. from Harvard College (1991) and M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University (1999). Author of a book of essays on migration and sexuality, “Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora” and of two books of short stories: “Uñas pintadas de azul” and “Abolición del pato”. He is currently working on a book entitled, “Translocas: Trans Diasporic Puerto Rican Drag”. He has been performing as Lola von Miramar since 2010.
Cosponsored by: Romance Languages & Literature, English, and American Studies, Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Departments.
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