Martin F. Manalansan IV (University of Minnesota)
Shelley M. Park (University of Central Florida)
Hil Malatino (Pennsylvania State University)
Pedro Augusto Gravatá Nicoli (Federal University of Minas Gerais)
Riikka Prattes (Duke University)
The COVID-19 pandemic has put care on the agenda globally to a novel degree. This increased attention does not necessarily translate into more complex or nuanced understandings of what counts as care or how communities of care emerge. Instead, governmental interventions and media portrayals alike broadcast, reproduce, and amplify caring for “families,” in “bubbles,” and “pods” that evince cis/heteronormative notions of kinship and gender relations as undergirding proper care.
This event brings together experts who, from different angles, propose to queer understandings of care labor, care ethics, and kinship. We ask: what might be learned about care by expanding and exploding dominant notions of care to learn from resistant subjects and non-normative kinship relations?
Sponsored by the Mellon Foundation-funded Humanities Unbounded Revaluing Care Lab. and Diverso UFMG