Miranda Joseph, professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona will present the last of the semester’s QUEERtalks series with “Envisioning Queer Collectivity, Contesting Racial Capitalism.” The talk will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute, located in the Professional Development Annex at 205 S. Main St.

The spring series of QUEERtalks at Illinois State University focuses on new scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of LGBTQA/queer studies, with speakers presenting innovative work.

Joseph teaches feminist, Marxist, poststructuralist, and queer theory, cultural studies methods, and LGBT studies. Her research uses the tools of cultural studies to theorize the relationship between economic processes and social formations. She is the author of Debt to Society: Accounting for Life Under Capitalism, which explores modes of accounting as they are used to create, sustain, or transform social relations. She also authored Against the Romance of Community, which examines the supplementary relation of community with capitalism in the context of political debates over LGBT art and culture and the discourses and practices of nongovernmental organizations.

This year’s sponsors of QUEERtalks are Illinois State’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Philosophy, Department of English, Department of Politics and Government, Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Pride, and The League of Extraordinary Genders (TLEG).

For additional information, contact the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at (309) 438-2947.