Disability, Sexuality and Human Rights

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Global Arts + Humanities Society of Fellows, 2020-2021 Cross-disciplinary Digital Dialogues
October 21, 2020
4:30PM - 6:00PM
Location
Online

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Add to Calendar 2020-10-21 16:30:00 2020-10-21 18:00:00 Disability, Sexuality and Human Rights Dialogue two brings scholars and activists together to consider the potential of human rights frames, cultural representations and institutions to address violence against people with disabilities and LGBTQIA populations. Panelists will consider the political utility of identity-based rights for addressing different forms of oppression and provide alternative visions of justice that are not bound to liberal philosophies of recognition and/or the state. Panelists will also address how governments weaponize language and culture to incite violence against non-dominant populations and the important role that the arts and humanities play in documenting rights violations and advancing social justice. Presenters for Dialogue Two Amrita Dhar (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ohio State-Newark) Sona Hill Kazemi (Research Justice at the Intersections Fellow, Mills College) Eunjung Kim (Associate Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University) Rachel Lewis (Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies Program, George Mason University) Ila Nagar (Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Ohio State) Moderator Amy Shuman (Professor, Department of English/Center for Folklore Studies, Ohio State) RSVP for the event This event is a part of the Society of Fellows Cross-Disciplinary Digital Dialogues series, hosted by the Global Arts and Humanities. To learn more about the events, please visit go.osu.edu/gahdt-cddd. Online Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies wgss@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Dialogue two brings scholars and activists together to consider the potential of human rights frames, cultural representations and institutions to address violence against people with disabilities and LGBTQIA populations. Panelists will consider the political utility of identity-based rights for addressing different forms of oppression and provide alternative visions of justice that are not bound to liberal philosophies of recognition and/or the state. Panelists will also address how governments weaponize language and culture to incite violence against non-dominant populations and the important role that the arts and humanities play in documenting rights violations and advancing social justice.

Presenters for Dialogue Two

  • Amrita Dhar (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ohio State-Newark)

  • Sona Hill Kazemi (Research Justice at the Intersections Fellow, Mills College)

  • Eunjung Kim (Associate Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University)

  • Rachel Lewis (Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies Program, George Mason University)

  • Ila Nagar (Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Ohio State)

Moderator

  • Amy Shuman (Professor, Department of English/Center for Folklore Studies, Ohio State)

RSVP for the event

This event is a part of the Society of Fellows Cross-Disciplinary Digital Dialogues series, hosted by the Global Arts and Humanities. To learn more about the events, please visit go.osu.edu/gahdt-cddd.