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Gender and the Rise of the Global Right, Annual WGSS Symposium

Time: 10:00 am to 4:15 pm
Location: Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Room 102
Sponsored By: WGSS; the Northeastern Humanities Center; the School of Law; the Ethics Institute; the College of Social Sciences and Humanities; Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies; Political Science; Sociology & Anthropology; and Signs: T
Contact: wgss@northeastern.edu
More Information: https://cssh.northeastern.edu/wgss/2018-annual-wgss-symposium/

The rise of right-wing movements across the world has significant impact on gender and sexual identities. The appeal of right-wing, authoritarian, and nationalist movements to “tradition” and “shared values” often resuscitates patriarchal social formations and ideologies oppressive of women and sexual minorities.  Such movements also foment fear of and hostility toward racial, national, ethnic, or sexual “others.”  In presentations and conversations through the day, twelve speakers will bring the lenses of feminist theory and practice to bear on areas of the world including Colombia, El Salvador, the Philippines, Russia, and Turkey, among others; repressive political rhetorics including neoliberalist rhetoric in India and anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States; gendered violence; European anti-gender movements; and displaced and refugee subjects.

The day-long event will feature a mix of local and international academics, attorneys, political researchers, and community organizers, including: Helena Alviar Garcia (Universidad de los Andes, Harvard Law), Fatema Ahmad (Muslim Justice League), Susan B. Church (Demissie and Church), Josen Masangkay Diaz (University of San Diego), Betul Eksi (Northeastern University) and Elizabeth Wood (MIT), Kevin Moss (Middlebury College), Rupal Oza (Hunter College, CUNY), Serena Parekh (Northeastern University), L. Cole Parke (Political Research Associates), Elizabeth Swanson (Babson College), and Mieke Verloo (Raboud University). Panels include: “Authoritarianism & Gender,” “Gendered Violence & Displacement,” and “Governmentality and Gender.” The day will conclude with a reception following all the panels. Visit the event website for a full schedule of events.

Space is limited and free registration is required. Register by March 16, 2018.

Check-in and breakfast begin in the ISEC Atrium at 9:30 am with panels beginning promptly at 10:00 am. A reception will follow at 909 Renaissance Park after the final panel of the day at 4:15 pm. Contact wgss@northeastern.edu  with general inquiries and/or to request accessibility services.


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