Thinking with Trash: Nahua Knowledge and Queer Being

Published: March 5, 2018

The Department of Comparative Literature at UCLA is excited to present Professor Pete Sigal’s upcoming public lecture and graduate student workshop. The lecture is titled “Thinking with Trash: Nahua Knowledge and Queer Being.” Prof. Sigal, Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Duke University, discusses how the Nahuas of central Mexico help us to see how indigenous meaning-making relates to the intellectual enterprise that we now call queer theory. This lecture and workshop are a part of a larger series of events called “Area Impossible: Sexuality and Geopolitics.” For more information on the larger series please check out our website for more details.


Professor Sigal’s public lecture will take place Tuesday 6 March at 5:30pm in Humanities 348. We ask all interested parties to RSVP as soon as possible. This is to help us get a general count for snacks and beverages, to include wine and beer. This event is open to the the general public.


The graduate student workshop will take place on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at 5:30pm in Humanities 348. We kindly request that all interested Graduate Students RSVP. Once they register they will be provided all the necessary materials.