Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Steven Butterman will discuss his book, Queering and Querying the Paradise of Paradox: LGBT Language, New Media and Visual Cultures in Modern Day Brazil.
The event is free, open to the public and conducted via ZOOM. Upon registering a link and password will be automatically emailed to you.
Associate Professor of Portuguese and Director of the Portuguese Language Program since 2000, Steven F. Butterman teaches Portuguese language courses and Brazilian literature and cultural studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami, where he also directed the Gender & Sexuality Studies (GSS) Program and directed the Steering Committee to launch the minorin LGBTQ Studies. Butterman has published books and articles on a wide range of topics, focusing on transnational LGBTQ+ studies, gender and feminist studies in the cultural contexts of Portuguese- speaking countries. Butterman’s current research agenda culminates in the publication of his third book, Queering and Querying the Paradise of Paradox: LGBT Language, New Media and Visual Cultures in Modern Day Brazil. London: Rowman Littlefield International, forthcoming in June 2021. In addition to his academic work, Butterman has also served as an expert witness on asylum petition cases involving homophobia, lesbophobia, transphobia, and domestic violence in Brazil, Estonia, and Honduras.