Dr. Guillermo De Los Reyes will speak on “Sodomites, Maricones and Gays: Sexuality and Performance in Greater Mexico” at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in Smith Hall 433. His presentation is being sponsored by Marshall’s Sexuality Studies program.
The author’s work argues that the existence of male communities in Mexico, where sexual practices promoted a shared sexual and gendered group identity that transcended social status and ethnicity, destabilized the binaries and boundaries of gender, sex, race, and ethnicity that different institutions sought to impose.
De Los Reyes is an associate professor of Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Hispanic Studies, and associate director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Houston. He holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Ethnography and Cultural Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.A. and B.A. in International Relations from the Universidad de las Américas-Puebla. He is the author of Herencias Secretas: Masonería, política y sociedad en México (Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla 2009) and he is currently completing a second book, Sodomy and Society: Sexuality, Gender, Race and Class in Colonial Mexico.
For more information, contact Sexuality Studies at www.marshall.edu/sexalitystu.