Here Versus There: Beyond Comparison in Queer and Sexuality politics

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 15:00 to Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 15:30
MUSSI Seminar Room 2nd Floor Iontas Building

In sexual and gender politics, the Global North can be seen as ‘won’ and ‘sorted’, in contrast to a Global South that needs support to achieve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and other sexual/gendered rights. This has specific effects both in places such as Ireland and the UK, where the politicisation of sexual and gendered lives moves ‘elsewhere’, and also for these ‘elsewheres’ marked as ‘unsafe’, ‘unfriendly’ and ‘backward’.  This conference will discuss both the creation of the binaries of here/there, Global North/Global South in terms of sexual and gender politics, legalities and geographies. 
The opening keynote ‘Here, there, and here again: circuits of influence in global queer politics' will be given by Rahul Rao on Thursday 17th June 2019 3-5pm followed by a day (18th June 9-3.30) of exciting papers that explore a range of themes including, geopolitics, sexual and gendered lives, and legalities.

Tickets are available on the maynooth shop here, with 2 fee options, supported €50 and unsupported €20

This event is Co Sponsored by Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI) and the Socio-Legal  Studies Association