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Performance and Research Creation: Guest talks with Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa and Sarah E. Truman

Date & time
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
4:30 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.

Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa and Sarah E. Truman


This event is free


Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC)


Holly Timpener


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room LB 362

Wheel chair accessible


You are invited you to an event of research-creation presentations and discussions, hosted by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC) Performance and Writing Working Group.

Join via Zoom here at the time of the event. Please email in advance for the password.

Register with Holly Timpener at for in-person attendance (or the Zoom password). Space is limited.

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Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa

Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, Ethnographic Stripping

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, PhD, is a California-based artist-scholar, writer and educator. She runs an integrative learning program called LifeWorks housed in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. Her writing has been published in Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, SF MOMA’s Open Space, Performance Research and The Routledge Companion to Decolonizing Art History (forthcoming), among others. She is the recipient of numerous awards for her work in performance and video which has been presented around the world. 

Gigi will discuss her upcoming book project, Erotic Resistance: Performance, Art, and Activism in San Francisco Strip Clubs, 1960s-2010s. She will focus on ethical scholarship as well as her primary methods which include feminist ethnography, queer herstoriography, archival research and participant observation as performance research.

Sarah E. Tuman

Sarah E. Tuman, Feminist Speculations and the Practice of Research-Creation

6:30 to 7:20 p.m.

Sarah E. Truman is a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne whose research focuses on English literary education, speculative fiction and research-creation. Truman is co-director of WalkingLab and one-half of the electronic music duo Oblique Curiosities.

Feminist Speculations and the Practice of Research-Creation provides a unique introduction to research-creation as a methodology, and a series of exemplifications of research-creation projects in practice with a range of participants including secondary school students, artists and academics. It provides a methodological overview of how the author approaches research-creation projects at the intersection of literary arts, textuality, artistic practice and pedagogies of writing, drawing on concepts related to the feminist materialisms, including speculative thought, affect theories, queer theory and process philosophy.

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