Laura Gutierrez

Event Start Date: March 02, 2017 2:00 PM
Event End Date: March 02, 2017 3:00 PM


“Vuelve al cabaret”: Rethinking the Making and Meanings of Cabaret in Mexican Culture

Ustler Hall Auditorium
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Reception to Follow


Graduate Student Seminar
Anderson 134
4:00 - 5:00 PM

Laura GutiÉrrez, author of Performing Mexicanidad: Vendidas y Cabareteras on the Transnational Stage (U Texas P, 2010), winner of the Annual MLA Prize in U.S. Latina & Latino, Chicana & Chicano Literary & Cultural Studies.

Political cabaret mostly transpires in Mexico city’s nightlife. Its practitioners are mostly left-leaning queer or queer ally performers who use drag culture to critique of normative gender systems. Dr. Gutiérrez is an Associate Professor in the Performance as Public Practice Program in Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin & Associate Chair of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies.

Sponsors: Spanish and Portuguese Studies | Center for Gender, Sexualities & Women's Studies Research