Reed College

Kareem Khubchandani presents "Lessons in Drag with LaWhore Vagistan"

Dr. Vagistan, your favourite desi drag aunty, brings the nightclub to the classroom, opening up conversation about dance cultures, third world feminisms, globalization, and queer pleasures.

Kareem Khubchandani holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, and previously served as the inaugural Embrey Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching interests include dance studies, queer nightlife, South Asian diaspora, global queer politics, performance ethnography, critical race studies, masculinity and femininity, and drag. Kareem currently serves as the Vice President for Advocacy, and was previously the LGBTQ Conference Planner for the Association for Theater in Higher Education. He is currently working on a book project titled Ishtyle: Improvising Gay South Asian Nightlife, a performance ethnography of gay nightlife spaces in Bangalore and Chicago.

Sponsored by the Mellon and Weitkamp Funds for Dance.

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Performing Arts Building, Performance Lab 128
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Event Type

Performing Arts


Faculty & Staff, Students, Alumni, General Public, Parents & Family, Prospective Students & Families


Dance, Theatre


globalization, lessons, queer, drag, feminisms





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