Thursday, March 31, 7:30 pm
Levis Faculty Center, Music Room (2nd Floor)

“Emerging Queer and Queer-Friendly Latina/o Filmmakers in Chicago”
Bill Johnson Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, DePaul University

Bill Johnson Gonzalez is Assistant Professor of English at DePaul University, where he teaches courses on 20th century American literature, U.S. Latino culture, and film.  He received his PhD from the Comparative Literature Department at Harvard University in 2010.  With Brad Epps and Keja Valens, he co-edited the volume Passing Lines: Immigration and Sexuality, which was published by Harvard Univ. Press in 2005.  He is currently at work on The Surprise of Otherness:  A Barbara Johnson Reader, a co-edited project that will be published by Duke University Press in 2012.  He has presented and published articles on Sandra Cisneros, Richard Rodriguez, Octavio Paz, sexuality, and race.

Co-sponsored by the Queer Studies Reading Group on Race, Region, and Sexual Diasporas; Department of Gender and Women’s Studies; Graduate School Focal Point Initiative; Latina/Latino Studies Program; Asian American Studies Program; Department of Anthropology.