LGBTI monitor: identity politics worldwide

In cooperation with the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (UvA)

23May2017 17:00 - 18:30


Debates on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) rights have had various results in different locations around the globe. In this year’s edition of the LGBTI rights monitor, we will especially discuss the backlash against LGBTI rights and the rejection of gender ideology in the world. With: Javier Corrales, Saskia Wieringa, Gert Hekma and Robert J. Davidson.

Every year, SPUI25 in cooperation with the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences organises a LGBTI monitor to discuss the development of LGBTI rights throughout the previous year.

The panel will discuss the ways in which LGBTI identity politics have been deployed, engaged, and contested in different ways and in different locations.

About the speakers

Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. Corrales's research focuses on democratization and political economy of development. This spring, he is a fellow at The Centrum voor Studie en Documentatie van Latijns-Amerika (CEDLA), at the University of Amsterdam. 

Saskia Wieringa occupies the chair of Gender and Women's Same-sex Relations Crossculturally at the University of Amsterdam. She has published widely on sexual politics in Indonesia, women's empowerment and women's same-sex relations globally. She is currenty working on two books, one on the People's Tribunal on human rights violations in Indonesia and one about the history of the lesbian movement in Indonesia. 

Gert Hekma teaches gay and lesbian studies in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the UvA. He did research on acceptance of homosexuality in the Netherlands, on the history of male homosexuality, muslims and queers and queer muslims, wrote an encyclopedia of perversions, studies the life and works of the Dutch poet Jacob Israel de Haan and the Dutch sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s.

Robert J. Davidson (moderator) is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam and is a member of the program group Political Sociology. Davidson’s research examines the changing relationship between the Dutch government and the gay and lesbian social movement. Davidson is the programme manager of the Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS).


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