Lessons in Drag, with LaWhore Vagistan

Date Range
Wed May 10, 2023
Event Sponsor
Center for South Asia
Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA)
Queer Student Resources
Department of Art & Art History
Stanford Global Studies Division
Department of Theater & Performance Studies
Film and Media Studies
Stanford Humanities Center
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Oshman Hall

Dr. Vagistan, your favorite South Asian drag auntie, brings the nightclub to the classroom (and vice versa) to explain how critical social theory matters in queer nightlife. Touching on themes that include globalization, feminist theory, and islamophobia, she stages the nightclub as a site of politics and pleasure. Part lecture, part lipsync, part audience participation, the show demonstrates how much drag teaches us, even requires us, to be in relation with the rest of the world.

Event attendance is first come, first served. There is limited seating. Doors will open at 5:30pm, and the event will start at 5:45pm.


This event is also co-sponsored by ITALIC, an arts-minded, residence-based academic program for first year Stanford students.