Fall 2023 Human Rights GU4400 section 001

SEXUAL ORIENT,GENDR ID,HUM RTS

SEXUAL ORIENT,GENDR ID,HU

Call Number 12684
Day & Time
Location
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
707 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Paisley Currah
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Debates over the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have never been more visible in the international arena. Advocates are beginning to have some success in putting sexual orientation and gender identity on the agenda for inclusion in human rights instruments. But in many local and regional contexts, state-sanctioned homophobia is on the rise, from the official anti-gay stance of Russia featured during the Sochi Winter Games to the passage of Mississippi’s anti-gay bill and Uganda’s anti-homosexuality act. This course examines these trends in relation to strategies pursued by grassroots activists and NGOs and the legal issues they raise, including marriage and family rights, discrimination, violence, torture, sex classification, and asylum. We will also focus on current debates about the relation between sexual rights and gender justice, tensions between universalisty constructions of gay/trans identity and local formations of sexual and gender non-conformity, and legacies of colonialism.
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Department Institute for Study of Human Rights
Enrollment 18 students (22 max) as of 6:05PM Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Subject Human Rights
Number GU4400
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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Section key 20233HRTS4400G001