Headed to Puerto Rico tomorrow to attend the American Studies Association’s annual conference. The #AntiJemimas will be present and we are discussing social justice, radical womyn of color blogging, and alter ego identity. Me and my co-panelists, Treva Lindsey and Uri McMillan, are going to set it OFF.
I couldn’t make the paper format work for the media I wanted to present so I created a Tumblr instead. The better to share with the people back at home. Check it out here: Alter Egos and Infinite Literacies II.
Still, this is going to be a strange trip. Puerto Rico is a homeland and a colonized space where (a fraction of the) residents voted to join the United States as the 51st state. Contradictions upon contradictions and complications abound. And while this is a conference I generally enjoy, the event is bound to host some really inappropriate and problematic behavior. You know I’ll keep you posted.
If you are in PR, whether at home or visiting for #ASA2012, give me a shout. My Twitter is open for business: @KismetNunez.