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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
Start time:13:00


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

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