Your Mirada. Gracias. Siempre: Afro-Asia, Intimacies, and Women-of-Color Feminisms

  • Catherine R. Peters


This essay considers the dialogue that scholar Lorgia García-Peña and performance artist Josefina Báez have co-created to explore connections between Asia and Africa in the Americas. Situating their praxis in women-of-color feminisms, I describe their endeavors to build coalition across historical and material difference. Finally, I contextualize how chosen ties between Asian and African diasporic subjects actively refuse imperial and capitalist histories that have sought to divide and separate them.

Symposium on the Scholarship and Teaching of Lorgia García-Peña