[Bkn-school-of-education-csp-mhc] Upcoming Gender studies March Event!

Zalika Taylor Zalika.Taylor at liu.edu
Fri Mar 18 12:47:50 EDT 2016

Dear Students,

You are invited to the Gender Studies Board event! Local gender studies instructor and scholar Stina Söderling will give a lecture on her research called "Land and Queer Families: Why Plural Marriage Still Matters."

The lecture will take place on March 24 from 4-5:30pm in LLC 515 and snacks will be served. The flyer is attached to this email.

Here's more info about the talk:
"Lecture abstract: Following on last summer's Supreme Court decision to federally recognize same-sex marriage, two state and federal court cases have been brought forth, with plaintiffs arguing for the legalization of polygamy. While proponents of same-sex marriage have consistently argued that same-sex unions and polygamy have nothing in common, this presentation shows how comparing queer and polygamist practices brings to the surface new insights into the role of whiteness and sexual normativity in the development of a sense of national and community belonging. Through two seemingly disparate case studies - 19th-century polygamist Mormons and present-day queer separatists - I show how incorporation into norms of whiteness, "civilization," and sexual norms have been pre-requisites for accessing and maintaining land in the United States. I look at how groups creatively engage with marriage and notions of family in order to create homes that simultaneously reinforce and challenge dominant concepts of citizenship and property ownership."

Hope to see you there!



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