“he was so good at seeing beauty”

José Esteban Muñoz, a scholar in the field of queer politics and aesthetics and professor at New York University’s Tisch School, has passed away, according to a notice on the University of Minnesota Press website and confirmed to Hyperallergic by his department at NYU. His first book, Disdentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics, remains an influential text; in addition to his focus on queer performance, Muñoz has written extensively on visual art and aesthetics.

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A memorial gathering will take place tomorrow from 2 to 5pm at NYU’s Department of Performance Studies (721 Broadway, 6th Floor).

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