Faculty & Staff

A. Ikaika  Gleisberg

A. Ikaika Gleisberg


E-mail: akgleis@sfsu.edu
Phone: (415) 338-3146
Office: HUM 363

Office Hours:

Fall 2016 Office Hours:

Tues. 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. and by appointment

Anna “Ikaika” Gleisberg’s interests include Queer Theory, Trans* Studies, Critical Race Theory, New Queer Cinema, and Political Philosophy.  As a doctoral candidate at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Aiden’s dissertation, “Kissing the Ugly Parts: Violent Productions of Queer Otherness & the Embrace of Unintelligibility,” examines contemporary textual representations of institutionalized and cultural violence in the U.S.  This project argues for an embrace of unintelligibility as an active and participatory practice that can rupture, dismantle, or subvert discursive constraint, while lending itself toward a deeply interpersonal ethics of care.  Aiden has also been involved in several social justice projects that focus on low-income, marginally housed queer and trans* youth of color; however, their more recent focus is on organizing a San Francisco Bay Area indigenous and queer/trans* healing justice group.