2014 EGSA Graduate Student Symposium

2014 EGSA Symposium 

Roderick Ferguson Plenary Talk

To Post the Nation: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the Not-Yet-Imagined

February 7, 2014

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

International Brotherhood of the Teamster Room

(Gelman Library 702)

RSVP NOW! to: mgiladi@email.gwu.edu

Roderick Ferguson is professor of Race and Critical Theory in the American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota. He is also affiliated faculty with the Departments of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and the African American & African Studies Department at UMN. His specialties include African-American literature, Queer Theory and Queer Studies, Classical and Contemporary Social Theory, African-American Intellectual History, Sociology of Race and Ethnic Relations, and Black Cultural Theory. 


Ferguson received a Bachelor's degree from Washington DC's Howard University in 1994, and a Master's and PhD from the Sociology Department at the University of California, San Diego in 1996 and 2000, respectively. Among the various articles in journals such as
American Quarterly, Radical History Review, and GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, his publications include Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique (2004), and, most recently, The Reorder of Things: The University and Its Pedagogies of Minority Difference (2012). He is also the recipient of the 2000 Modern Language Association's "Crompton-Noll Award," awarded for the "best essay in lesbian, gay, and queer studies in the modern languages," for his article "The Parvenu Baldwin and the Other Side of Redemption."

This event is co-sponsored by the George Washington University's departments of Women Studies, Africana, and American Studies, and by the English Department's American Literature and Culture Organization (ALCO).