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DIALOGUE TWO | Disability, Sexuality and Human Rights

The Society of Fellows Digital Dialogues series brings together artists, scholars and activists working in a range of disciplines aligning with our current theme of Human Rights: Pasts and Futures. Areas of expertise include studies in art, performance and activism; critical human rights; disability; incarceration; Indigeneity; environmental justice; intersectional rhetorics; migrant and refugee rights; race and citizenship; and sexuality, among others.

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DIALOGUE TWO | Disability, Sexuality and Human Rights
October 21, 4:30-6 p.m. on Zoom
Dialogue two brings scholars and activists together to consider the potential of human rights frames, cultural representations and institutions to address violence against people with disabilities and LGBTQIA populations. Panelists will consider the political utility of identity-based rights for addressing different forms of oppression and provide alternative visions of justice that are not bound to liberal philosophies of recognition and/or the state. Panelists will also address how governments weaponize language and culture to incite violence against non-dominant populations and the important role that the arts and humanities play in documenting rights violations and advancing social justice.

Amrita Dhar (Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ohio State-Newark)
Sona Hill Kazemi (Research Justice at the Intersections Fellow, Mills College)
Eunjung Kim (Associate Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Syracuse University)
Rachel Lewis (Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies Program, George Mason University)
Ila Nagar (Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Ohio State)

Amy Shuman (Professor, Department of English/Center for Folklore Studies, Ohio State)