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3-19-2021 2:00 PM

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Karma Chávez is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Mexican American & Latino/a Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the author of Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities (University of Illinois Press, 2013) which examines coalition building at the many intersections of queer and immigration politics in the contemporary United States. In her talk, Dr. Chávez discusses topics from her forthcoming book, The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine, and Resistance (University of Washington Press, 2021). She centers citizenship and immigration status to tell a story about how HIV/ AIDS became an opportunity for powerful people in the US to enact "alienizing logic" against migrants, Black folks, and others; and how people fought back.

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Mar 19th, 2:00 PM

The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine, and Resistance

Karma Chávez is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Mexican American & Latino/a Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also the author of Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities (University of Illinois Press, 2013) which examines coalition building at the many intersections of queer and immigration politics in the contemporary United States. In her talk, Dr. Chávez discusses topics from her forthcoming book, The Borders of AIDS: Race, Quarantine, and Resistance (University of Washington Press, 2021). She centers citizenship and immigration status to tell a story about how HIV/ AIDS became an opportunity for powerful people in the US to enact "alienizing logic" against migrants, Black folks, and others; and how people fought back.