Carlos Decena to deliver the lecture, “Loving Stones (Divine Indifference)," April 3, 2017

Interdisciplinary scholar Carlos Decena will give a talk, “Loving Stones (Divine Indifference)” on Monday, April 3, in Rockefeller Hall, room 200, 5:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.

“Loving Stones” draws from Decena’s manuscript in progress, Circuits of Desire, a project that articulates Latin@, queer, and Afro-diasporic theologies in the service of a non-denominational, sex and body-affirmative notion of the divine for queers of color.

Decena is Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Chair of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University. His first book, Tacit Subjects: Belonging and Same-Sex Desire among Dominican Immigrant Men, was published by Duke University Press in 2011.

This event is sponsored by the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Program, Sociology Department and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, March 21, 2017