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Wednesday, October 10 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Sexualities, Intimacies, and Queer Migration with Eithne Luibhéid

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In her talk, Eithne Luibhéid argues that queer migration scholarship and activism are strengthened by addressing sexualities and intimacies as interlinked but distinct grounds of struggle against unjust immigration enforcement. She discusses the overlaps and differences between sexualities and intimacies and explores how the U.S. government uses sexualities and intimacies to govern immigrants and reproduce a (settler) colonialist, racist, and heteronormative nation and citizenry. Luibhéid suggests that addressing sexualities and intimacies together reframes possibilities for scholarship and activism on urgent contemporary issues. These include the experiences of LGBTQ migrants, separated migrant families, mixed status families, detained asylum seekers, and struggling U.S. citizens. Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies.

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Eithne Luibhéid

Eithne Luibhéid is a Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. She served as the Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies from 2007-2011. Her research focuses on the connections among queer lives, state immigration controls, and justice struggles... Read More →

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm EDT
Research Hall, Room 163