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Sexual Rights and the Global Governance of Intimacy

April 13, 2011 10:30am - April 13, 2011 11:30am
Crow's Nest (3rd Fl.)

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice is proud to present Amy Lind, Mary Ellen Heintz Associate Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, who will discuss “Sexual Rights and the Global Governance of Intimacy” on Wednesday, April 13 at 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Crow’s Nest (Third Floor, College of Law).

Professor Lind will talk about her own trajectory as a scholar-activist. She will discuss her ongoing work on struggles for sexual rights and gender justice in global perspective, with an emphasis on feminist and sexual rights movements in the global South. Professor Lind will draw from her more than twenty years of research in Latin America, and from her recent edited volume, Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance (Routledge, 2010), which examines the global governance of sexuality in the global South. A central tenet of her research is that sexuality is and should be examined as a human rights and development issue, and should be examined as central to, rather than secondary to, global political and economic agendas.


Meet Professor Amy Lind

Amy Lind is the Mary Ellen Heintz Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, where she currently serves as Graduate Director. She has published on gender, development, globalization, and sexual politics in the Americas, with an emphasis on gendered forms of resistance to neoliberal governance and modernity; more recently, she has focused on LGBTQ and feminist political responses to the trans/national governance of intimacy and sexuality in the global development field and the global South. She is the author of Gendered Paradoxes: Women’s Movements, State Restructuring, and Global Development in Ecuador (Penn State University Press, 2005), and editor of three volumes, including her recent publication, Development, Sexual Rights and Global Governance (Routledge, 2010). Currently she is completing a book-length manuscript on sexual politics and post-neoliberal governance in the Americas, based on research conducted in the context of "new Left" politics in Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela.