In conjunction with the exhibition The Last Place They Thought Of, on view through August 12, 2018, the Institute of Contemporary Art presents a lecture by Treva Ellison, Assistant Professor of Geography and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Dartmouth College. Ellison’s lecture will explore black feminist geographies, and the work in The Last Place They Thought Of.
Treva Ellison is an inter-disciplinary scholar whose research as at the intersections of trans and queer historiography, carceral geographies, and social movements in the United States. Treva’s writing appears in places such as Transgender Studies Quarterly,Feminist Wire, and Scholar and Feminist Online. Treva is currently working on their manuscript project, Towards a Politics of Perfect Disorder, which historicizes the articulation of trans and queer criminality in Los Angeles in relation to the racialization of space. Towards a Politics also traces grassroots activism around anti-trans and queer policing initiatives, including how the institutionalization of such efforts shapes the contemporary landscape of trans and queer politics in Los Angeles. Treva earned their doctorate in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California in 2015.
Please note: due to scheduling conflicts, the lineup of this event has been altered since its announcement.