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3-5-2021 2:00 PM

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Dr. Martin F. Manalansan IV's lecture examines how distancing and detachment are not new and they are not indicative of an exceptional moment of crisis such as the ongoing pandemic. Rather these affects are persistent and enduring atmospheric conditions among marginalized peoples such as undocumented immigrants. This is especially true particularly in migrant domiciles or places of residence based on journalistic and migration studies accounts. These so-called impossible, enmeshed, and chaotic dwelling situations can be productively unraveled through a framework of queer as mess. In other words, the talk offers a meditation on the queer potentials of this approach towards a critical understanding the so-called messy lives of undocumented migrants.

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Mar 5th, 2:00 PM

Dwelling, Distance, Detachment: Messy Migrant Lives

Dr. Martin F. Manalansan IV's lecture examines how distancing and detachment are not new and they are not indicative of an exceptional moment of crisis such as the ongoing pandemic. Rather these affects are persistent and enduring atmospheric conditions among marginalized peoples such as undocumented immigrants. This is especially true particularly in migrant domiciles or places of residence based on journalistic and migration studies accounts. These so-called impossible, enmeshed, and chaotic dwelling situations can be productively unraveled through a framework of queer as mess. In other words, the talk offers a meditation on the queer potentials of this approach towards a critical understanding the so-called messy lives of undocumented migrants.