Faculty member to discuss black queer lives in film on Jan. 26

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Shoniqua Roach, a first-year faculty member in the UO Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, will explore her research in a Center for the Study of Women in Society Noon Talk on Friday, Jan. 26.

Shoniqua RoachHer works-in-progress talk is titled “Unpacking Pariah(s): The Black Queer Feminist Liberation Plot and the Politics of Black (Sexual) Articulation.” Priscilla Ovalle, an associate professor in the Department of Cinema Studies, will serve as the discussant.

The talk will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Jane Grant Conference Room in Hendricks Hall and is open to the public.

Roach will present a close, comparative analysis of  Dee Ree’s 2011 feature film “Pariah” and a 2007 short film with the same title and basic story. Roach will focus on the differences between the character and function of key characters in both films.