LatCrit — Leading from the South: Politics of Gender, Sex & Sexualities — Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

LatCrit: Latino & Latino Critical Legal Theory, Inc.

Latina & Latino Critical Theory (LatCrit) and others present the South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law (SNX), Leading from the South: Politics of Gender, Sex and Sexualities at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, República Dominicana May 19-21, 2016. Abstracts are due by March 15, 2016. Proceedings will be in Spanish and English.

To be considered for participation, please send an abstract (500-600 words) and your contact info to: snx.latcrit[@]

Other sponsors are: University of Pittsburgh (School of Law, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for International Studies, Office of the Provost, Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences), U.S. Department of Education, Facultad de Derecho Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE).

Join us to discuss how the global South has been leading current shifts in the politics of gender, sex and sexualities. Specifically, we seek to examine and explore past and present South-North relations regarding the legal treatment of subjects in terms of their sex, gender and sexual identities. Indispensable to this North-South polarities conversation are the voices from the Social Sciences, Law, and Humanities. We seek to establish a fruitful interdisciplinary dialogue that would proffer a holistic perspective on how certain policies have shaped and will shape the social and legal regulation of subjects based on their gender, their bodies and their desires. For that reason, we invite papers across disciplinary boundaries and from all constituencies, among others, on the following topics:

  • Marriage
  • Families
  • Adoption
  • Labor
  • Violence
  • Child Rearing
  • Children’s Rights
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Poverty
  • Immigration
  • Discrimination
  • State Protections
  • State Criminalizing Practices
  • Emerging fields of State Regulation
  • Health

About the author

Reference librarian, University of Washington School of Law