Policing Sex

This panel considers various ways law polices queer sex, both in criminal and in other domains of law. Trevor Hoppe: “Punishing Sex: Sex Offenders and the Missing Punitive Turn in Sexuality Studies” (full abstract) Scott DeOrio: “Child Sexual Abuse Laws and the Criminalization of Teen Sex” (full abstract) Maurice Tracey: ““The Blood Will Never Lose […]

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Constructing and Transcending Homonormativity

Dawn Onishenko & Julie Erbland: “An Equal Marriage Retrospect: A Story in ‘Two Voices'” (full abstract) Alison R. Moss: “Compulsory Marriage and Queer Existence” (full abstract) Courtenay W. Daum: “The Transgender Movement’s Contestation of Sex: Overcoming Forces of Governmentality and Moving Towards a Transgender Politics of Rights” (full abstract)

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Queering Pedagogy

This session blends both academic analysis and practical approaches to think about queer pedagogy. Charles Upchurch: “Undoing and the Future of LGBTQ Scholarship and Politics” (full abstract) Erica J. Friedman: “Misgendering in Bathrooms: Cisgenderism in a Post-Federalized Same-Gender Marriage America” Kendall Gerdes: “Rhetorical Trauma: Trigger Warnings & Sensitive Students” (full abstract)

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Birth, Life, and Death in LGBTQ Families

These papers consider issues related to the life course and everyday life of LGBTQ families, using both social science and legal approaches. Collectively, the papers explore the material dynamics of LGBTQ family lives in an evolving legal context. Michael Boucai: “Is Assisted Procreation an LGBT Right?” (full abstract) Vicki Schultz & Michael Yarbrough: “Will Marriage Make Same-Sex Couples […]

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The Limits of “Sexual Orientation”

In different ways, each of these presentations examines the limits of “sexual orientation” as a concept for understanding queer lives and achieving justice for them. Brittany Dernberger: “#lovewins, but Many Lose: Increased Exclusion and Discrimination in the Wake of Marriage Equality” (full abstract) Luke A. Boso: “Beyond Group-Based Animus: Individualized Antigay Discrimination” (full abstract) Jody Ahlm: “Born-This-Way Gays […]

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