Book launch: Homophobic violence in armed conflict and political transition
|When:||Thursday, 16 November 2017 - Thursday, 16 November 2017|
|Where:||Braamfontein Campus East
WiSER Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Richard Ward Building
The Wits Institute for Economic and Social Research and GALA will host this launch of this book by José Fernando Serrano-Amaya.
Serrano-Amaya is a postdoctoral fellow of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has worked as a researcher, consultant and lecturer, and has extensive experience working for NGOs and public institutions in Colombia.
His book argues that homophobia plays a fundamental role in disputes for hegemony between antagonists during political transitions. Examining countries not often connected in the same research – Colombia and South Africa – the book asserts that homophobia, as a form of gender and sexual violence, contributes to the transformation of gender and sexual orders required by warfare and deployed by armed groups.
Discussants: Gabriel Hoosain Khan and Carrie Shelver
Moderator: Melanie Judge