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Sociology Colloquium Series

Fall 2014

Colloquium_MarlonBaileyA Talk with Dr. Marlon M. Bailey: Butch Queens Up in Pumps

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
LM 100

Co-sponsored by African American Studies, Critical Diversity Studies, the First Year Seminar program, Gender and Sexualities Studies, and Performing Arts and Social Justice 

Dr. Marlon M. Bailey will give a talk about his recent book, Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit. Butch Queens Up in Pumps examines Ballroom culture, in which inner-city LGBT individuals dress, dance, and vogue to compete for prizes and trophies. Dr. Bailey’s rich first-person performance ethnography of the Ballroom scene in Detroit examines Ballroom as a queer cultural formation that upsets dominant notions of gender, sexuality, kinship, and community. Books will be available for purchase at the event! Information about Marlon Bailey and his book is here: For more information about the event, please contact Sociology program assistant Amy F. Joseph at

Sociology Colloquium: Dr. Marlon Bailey

10/8/2014, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Lone Mountain Main 100 - Handlery Room