“Seductive Praxis: The Intersectional Horizontal Hold”
Kathryn Bond Stockton, University of Utah
Seduction may not sound like ethical activism, but it has many moods. Arguing for new takes on intersectionality, this talk moves through matters of theory, institution, and affect, all with an eye to seduction’s role in what we do as intellectual activists. Amid new theories—kid Orientalism, reverse pedophilia, and sex-with-ideas—these thoughts culminate in something we might call, and this talk explains as, “the horizontal hold,” a praxis with institutional and communal import.
Kathryn Bond Stockton is Distinguished Professor of English, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, and Dean of the new School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah, where she teaches on race and sexuality. Her books include God Between Their Lips; Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where “Black” Meets “Queer”; and The Queer Child.