Patricia Gomes: B.A. Art History and Global Gender Studies University at Buffalo. M.A. Performance Studies NYU. She is a first-generation American, from a Brazilian family and largely grew-up in upstate New York. Her research explores cultural geographies and performance theory for the interrelationship between identity and place, something I consider a “geo-corporeality.” In order to do this, she turns to the artistic practice of black and brown women of the Americas, primarily in Brazil. Their use of performance, place-making, and relationship to everyday geographies of racial and gendered struggle, suggests an alternative way of conceiving activism, disruptions, entanglements, political identity and curation.