José Esteban Muñoz (1967-2013): A Collage

José Esteban Muñoz’s sudden passing in December 2013 has saddened many and sent shock waves through the queer theory, performance studies, queer of color and critical race studies communities. A prolific author, editor, beloved teacher and mentor, and Professor of Performance Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Cuban-born José Muñoz made vibrant contributions to the intellectual life of our era and to the personal and professional lives of many individuals in our communities. To honor his life and work, I asked several of José’s close friends and colleagues to contribute a brief essay focusing on a specific idea, passage, or personal memory and share with us what Muñoz’s work has meant to them. What follows is a rich personal collage of love, wonder, grief, appreciation, and admiration for a scholar and a friend whose work and life will continue to resonate and inspire beyond his death.

– Petra Dierkes-Thrun

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Categories: Gender & Sexuality, José Esteban Muñoz, Literature & Politics, Special Issues, The b2 Review

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  1. Reblogged this on Paulo Jorge Vieira and commented:
    A ler este conjunto de pequenos ensaios sobre José Esteban Muñoz (1967-2013). Pequenos textos de amig*s que lembram a obra e a vida intelectual do autor que mais nos escreveu nos últimos anos de utopias queer.

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