Please join Franke Wilmer (Montana State University) and author Cynthia Burack (WGSS) for a discussion of Because We Are Human: Contesting US Support for Gender and Sexuality Human Rights Abroad on Friday, April 12th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm in 270 Journalism Building. Because We Are Human is the first book to document and analyze US support for international sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) human rights. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
More about our speakers:
- Dr. Franke Wilmer is a Professor of Political Science at Montana State University. Specializing in the studies of political violence, Middle East politics, and human rights, Dr. Wilmer's research interests mainly focus on topics such as psychology of war, indigenous peoples' legal and political activism, gendered politics, and more.
- Dr. Cynthia Burack is professor of women's, gender, and sexuality at Ohio State. She is the author or editor of seven books, the latest of which is Because We Are Human. She co-edits the Queer Politics and Cultures book series at State University of New York Press.
Dr. Wilmer will also be leading a research seminar later in the afternoon at 3:30 in the Research Commons room 352, to present her work, "Conflict Transformation and Peace Processes: South Africa, Israel and Palestine, Bosnia, and Northern Ireland Twenty Years Later."
This event is co-sponsored by The Department of Political Science and The Center for the Study of Religion.