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Colonialism, Sex, Disease

Organizer: Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University
New York, NY United States
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Add to Calendar 12/02/2020 10:30 AM 12/02/2020 11:30 AM America/New_York Colonialism, Sex, Disease More detail: https://apa.nyu.edu/event/colonialism-sex-disease/ , New York, NY

Presented by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the Centre for Studies of Gender & Sexuality at Ashoka University, New Delhi. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and South Asia at NYU.

This webinar marks the second session of a new webinar series, Theory and Practice: Transnational Conversations on Gender and Sexuality: a collaboration between the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality at Ashoka University (New Delhi). The series is aimed at TAP-ping into critical and creative energies from around the world, to expand the intellectual and geographical ambit of our conversations around gender and sexuality in relation to politics, rhetoric, and history.

This second webinar will focus on “Colonialism, Sex, Disease.” Given the cultural politics surrounding COVID-19–the racialized health disparities it lays bare, the anxieties around intimacy and contact that it generates–this session will seek to provide a longer historical arc through which to view the current crisis. We will explore the complex ways in which understandings of health, disease, and contagion have been inextricable from anxieties around race and sex, and the sex of the “other” in particular. In so doing we will contextualize the current crisis and trace its pre-history to earlier moments of cultural anxiety around race, sex, disease, and contagion.

Featuring Sadia Abbas (Rutgers University), Nayan Shah (University of Southern California), and Charu Gupta (University of Delhi).


Accessibility note: This event will be hosted virtually on Zoom. A Zoom account, internet access, and a smartphone or computer is required. Please contact csgs@nyu.edu or (212) 992-9540 with any questions or access needs.