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“Our bodies are also occupied territories. Perhaps the ultimate goal of performance, especially if you are a woman, gay or a person ‘of color,’ is to decolonize our bodies and make these decolonizing mechanisms apparent to our audience in the hope that they will get inspired to do the same with their own.” -Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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CANCELED: Neoliberal Reproductive Governance in the Americas: Bodies, Race, and Politics



Neoliberal Reproductive Governance in the Americas: Bodies, Race, and Politics

a lecture by Laura Briggs

THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A FUTURE SEMESTER.  OUR APOLOGIES.

Laura Briggs, Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Prof. Laura Briggs is the Chair of Women, Gender, and Sexualities Studies at UMass Amherst, and the author of Somebody’s Children: The Politics of Transracial and Transnational Adoption (2012), and Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and Imperialism in Puerto Rico. Prof. Briggs speaks to us today from the intersection of both of her books. She received her BA from Harvard University and her PhD from Brown University in history.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Program in Gender and Sexuality StudiesCenter for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; Program in Latino Studies; and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Free and open to the public.  Venue is wheelchair accessible.

For more information, please contact the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at 212-992-9650.


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