WGSS Speaker Series

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Talks Abstract/Description:
How are gendered identities constructed in situations of colonial occupation and war? What are the enduring forms and contents of intersectional gendered violence in the formation of colonial subject positions and social locations in the midst of war? Weaving seemingly disparate narratives of gendered colonial subjectivities that emerge from multiple experiences and sites of war, Dr. Yamuna Sangarasivam invites us to witness the crisis of humanism in the willful attachment to killing and being killed in service of white supremacist, patriarchal, heteronormative desires for citizenship and national belonging.

Speaker’s Short Bio:
Dr. Yamuna Sangarasivam is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Women & Gender Studies Program at Nazareth University. Her recent book, Nationalism, Terrorism, Patriotism: A Speculative Ethnography of War was published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2021.

Silvia Benso
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When and Where
November 28, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Room/Location: SHED - 3350

Open to the Public

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