Keynote Speaker: Dr. Obioma Nnaemeka
“Gender and Human Rights in Africa: Intersection of Culture, Religion, Sexuality and Politics.”
Please note the changed date for abstract submissions.
This conference seeks to draw on a broad range of academic fields to investigate the dynamics of public policy, human rights, and sexuality as they relate to inclusion and exclusion globally. Participants will engage an array of questions: How is public policy shaping the conceptualization of sexuality and rights and by extension phenomena of inclusion and exclusion in contemporary society? How is public discourse employed to re-inscribe differences of gender, sexuality, and rights? How do these processes and dynamics resemble each other or differ in the Western and non-Western societies?
We welcome contributors from anthropology, sociology, political philosophy, history, political science, and all cultural studies. Please e-mail a 300-word abstract, including the paper title and the name and contact details of the presenter, institutional affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address by November 25, 2013:
Dr. Chima J. Korieh
Departments of History
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3563
Fax: (414) 288-5099
A list of the Conference Committee members can be found here.
A list of submitted abstracts can be found here.