New Horizons for Area Studies: Globalization, Region and Sexuality Studies Conference

New Horizons for Area Studies: Globalization, Region and Sexuality Studies

This two-day workshop engages new directions in Sexuality, Queer, and Trans Studies attentive to their global dimensions and impact by convening scholars and activists from across the global South and North.  Together we will explore and assess transnational and cross-regional projects that interrupt dominant configurations of sexuality/gender within both Area Studies and Feminist/Queer/Trans Studies.

Combined schedule for Stice Lecture & New Horizons for Area Studies: Globalization, Region and Sexuality Studies

Public Events:

Wednesday, May 25:
12:30 - 2:30     
Smith Room, Suzzallo Library
Talks by Paul E. Amar, "Coup/Impeachment in Brazil: Racial and Sexual Logics of Current Crisis," and Macarena Gómez Barris, "Submerged Perspectives and Decolonizing Embodiment in South America.” Discussion to Follow.

Thursday, May 26:
10:30 - 12:00
Simpson Center, Communication 202
Workshop 1: New Directions in Transnational Sexuality/Queer/Trans Studies 
Gayatri Gopinath and Jack Halberstam. 

1:00 - 2:30
Simpson Center, Communication 202
Workshop 2: New Directions Transnational Sexuality/Queer/Trans Studies 
Aren Aizura and Xavier Livermon. 

 4:00 - 6:00
Cascade Room. Haggett Hall, Lower Level
Plenary: “Emerging Powers, Sexuality and Human Rights: Trends and Developments in Brazil, India, China, and Egypt”
Paul E. Amar, Cai Yiping, Sonia Corrêa, akshay khanna.

Friday, May 27:
10:00 -11:30
Simpson Center, Communication 202
Roundtable1: Gayatri Gopinath, Cai Yiping, Xavier Livermon
In this moment, when US/European rights discourse regarding queer/trans/perverse sexual politics is dominant in academic and funding institutions, what frameworks and strategies have you used to situate queer/trans/perverse sexualities in your teaching and/or activism? 

12:30 - 1:00
Simpson Center, Communication 202
Roundtable 2: Aren Aizura, Jack Halberstam, akshay khanna
How do we understand the challenges of developing radical politics and studies in the face of surprising affirmations of the private lives of trans and queer identities by the state? 

1:00 - 3:30
Simpson Center, Communication 202
Wrapping up
Paul E. Amar, Sonia Corrêa, Gillian Harkins
What are some of the most important interventions of Queer/Trans politics and projects for undermining globalization, development, and/or new forms of state violence?