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Jan. 29: One-Woman Show by Desireé D. Rowe

Rowe to perform "Depressive Realism is Why No One Showed Up to My 6th Birthday."

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 1-20-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Desireé D. Rowe will perform a one-woman show, “Depressive Realism is Why No One Showed Up to My 6th Birthday,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 in Ostrander Auditorium, located in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Centennial Student Union.

In the show, Rowe will interweave autoethnographic narratives with “high” queer/feminist theory.

Rowe’s performance, sponsored by the University’s Department of Communication Studies as its 2014-2015 Nadine B. Andreas Lecture, is free and open to the public. There will be a reception prior to the performance from 5-6 p.m. in the Centennial Student Union’s Heritage Room.

Rowe received her doctorate in 2009 from Arizona State University and is currently an assistant professor of communication studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate, where “her research focuses on how gendered and queer identity narratives are discursively constructed within different types of (non) institutionalized publics.”

Rowe describes her work as living at “the intersections of queer performance ethnography, feminist perspectives on popular culture, and digital discourses.”

She also co-hosted/founded the popular academic podcast, “The Critical Lede.”

Those who want more information may contact faculty member Sachi Sekimoto, assistant professor in Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Communication Studies, by phone at 507-389-1270 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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