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Colloquium: Legislating Sexuality and Gender in Africa: Rights, Society and the State
April 15, 2016 - April 16, 2016
Colloquium: Legislating Sexuality and Gender in Africa:
Rights, Society and the State
Friday, April 15, 2016 – Saturday, April 16, 2016, All day.
Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC-CH
This intensive and interdisciplinary symposium will bring together select scholars working on gender and sexuality in Africa, in order to share informed perspectives and discuss new directions in research. They are committed to exploring critical, interdisciplinary, discussions that seek to identify how advocacy for social change around issues of gender and sexuality can be culturally meaningful and rooted in African social contexts. They believe that building such insight demands a grounded multi-disciplinary approach that integrates perspectives from diverse fields, including political philosophy, history, anthropology, and the law. As scholars situated in the interdisciplinary fields of area and diaspora studies and women’s and gender studies, they are uniquely equipped – and committed – to facilitating a rigorous and critical inquiry into the legislation of sexuality and gender in a number of African contexts. This event is convened by Lydia Boyd, Assistant Professor in AAAD; Emily Burrill, Associate Professor in WGST; and the Director of African Studies Center. Program/More Info Please Contact: Stacey Sewall firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.