Poetic Operations: a conversation with micha cárdenas and Susan Stryker

Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 5:00 PM PDT
Mills College Sponsored Online Event

Portraits of micha cárdenas, looing out of frame to the right, dressed in a red sweater with a black top and a golden necklace of leaves, standing outside, and Susan striker, dressed in black seated, right hand raised to her chin. Design by Joshua Zuniga.

Presented by We Are The Voices and the Mills College Trans Studies Speaker Series.

This online event is free and open to the public.
Registration is required, opening soon.
Live stream link will be shared day of event.

micha cárdenas, author of Poetic Operations: Trans of Color Art in Digital Media (forthcoming from Duke University Press), and Susan Stryker will discuss cárdenas’s new book and trans of color poetics.


micha cárdenas, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Performance, Play & Design, and Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she directs the Critical Realities Studio. Her book Poetic Operations, forthcoming from Duke University Press, proposes algorithmic analysis as a method for developing a trans of color poetics. cárdenas’s co-authored books The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities (2012) and Trans Desire / Affective Cyborgs (2010) were published by Atropos Press.


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