Queer Bodies in Inter/Transnational Contexts

1.71 October 2, 2016 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

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Presenter biographies will be linked below as they become available. Final program subject to change.

Renatta Fordyce
Christopher Rivera
Lily Sanchez Ruiz

Queer Bodies in Inter/Transnational Contexts intends to question the rhetorical and mediatic representation both before and after the 2015 US decision on marriage equality. The goal is to investigate the ways in which the language surrounding marriage equality (even before its official legal recognition inside the U.S.) travels and affects rhetoric, media, and law in Latin America and the Middle East. There will be a comparative approach where obstacles queers face in the US are seen in inter/transnational contexts. Finally, activism (such as protesting, lobbying, constitutional reform, and radical pedagogies) will provide the foundation for the critique panelist employ.

Lily Sanchez Ruiz: “Sexual Minority or Maricon (na): The Case of Queer Communities in Chile, Brazil and Peru” (full abstract)

Renatta Fordyce: “Guyana and the United States Pre and Post Marriage Equality: The Kitty-Kattah Gaits Towards and Against the Anti-Man Aesthetic” (full abstract)

Christopher Rivera: “Queer Pedagogies in Inter/Transnational Contexts” (full abstract)