The International Studies Public Forum (ISPF) presents
"Threat Level Pink: State Homophobia and the Invention of an LGBT Menace"
with Michael Bosia, Associate Professor of Political Science, St. Michael's College
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Social Sciences Plaza A, Room 1100
While homophobia is commonly characterized as individual and personal prejudice, this presentation draws from Bosia’s contributions to the volume Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression (University of Illinois Press October 2013) focusing on homophobia as transnational, political, and strategic. This project theorizes homophobia as a distinct configuration of repressive state-sponsored policies and practices with their own causes, explanations, and effects on how sexualities are understood and experienced in a variety of national contexts. The result is that homophobia shapes the perception of sexual identities as well as the human rights-based claims made by emerging sexual minorities.
Co-sponsored by Department of Women's Studies and the Department of Political Science.
For further information, please contact Sylvia Lotito, firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-824-3344.