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Women and Movement #9: An Evening with Jia Tolentino

Uptown Campus

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and Music Rising at Tulane present Women and Movement #9: An Evening with Jia Tolentino.


Monday, October 25, 2021

7pm CST

Zoom Link: https://tulane.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wgX7GMT5RAm5TLq3wYm1RQ


The Women and Movement series is designed to collectively engage women scholars and artists from across the gulf south region to take part in discourse about place, performance and the social-political issues that transform their bodies, art, language, and greater community. The goal of the series is to create dialogue around the importance of place and community in the performative and socio-political dimension of their work. The series will provoke a deeper understanding of how place informs culture, activism, and community, and what women artists, researchers, and scholars are doing to perpetuate restorative community practices and/or complicate our perceptions of what is possible for women in this region and beyond.


Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of the essay collection Trick Mirror. Formerly, she was the deputy editor at Jezebel and a contributing editor at The Hairpin. She grew up in Texas, received her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, and got her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. In 2020, she received a Whiting Award as well as the Jeannette Haien Ballard Prize. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine and Pitchfork, among other places. She lives in Brooklyn.


Trick Mirror, published in 2019, was an instant New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize for Best First Book and the PEN America Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. It was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Public Library, the New York Times Book Review, the Washington Post, NPR, the Chicago Tribune, GQ, and the Paris Review. The book has been translated into eleven languages and is out in paperback now.


Jia Tolentino will be in conversation with assistant director of New Orleans Center for the Gulf South Denise Frazier. This event is co-sponsored by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at the Skau Art and Music Fund from Newcomb Institute.


For any questions or comments, please contact Regina Cairns at 504-314-2854 or rcairns@tulane.edu.

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University

For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7427831