Plenary on LGBTQ Scholarship
Karma R. Chávez is an associate professor in the Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies at the University of Texas-Austin. She is co-editor of Standing in the Intersection: Feminist Voices, Feminist Practices (with Cindy L. Griffin, SUNY Press, 2012) and Text+Field: Innovations in Rhetorical Method (with Sara L. McKinnon, Robert Asen and Robert Glenn Howard, Penn State Press, 2016). She is author of Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities (University of Illinois Press, 2013), and as a part of the writers’ collective, Madison Mutual Drift, she is co-author of Madison, Wisconsin: A City in Nine Objects published by Chicago’s Temporary Services in 2014. A recent transplant to Austin, Karma is also a member of the radical queer collective Against Equality, and remains an organizer for LGBT Books to Prisoners, located in her former home, Madison, Wisconsin.