Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster

Global Genders and Sexualities

Globalizing LGBTIQ+ activism during pandemic politics: A roundtable with MENA and Latin American activists on best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic

The roundtable will bring together a South-South conversation on urgent topics identified by activists in MENA and Latin America. Among the topics discussed, we suggest: the rise of global Evangelical conversative movements against sexuality and gender-based rights; global physical and online securitization against LGBTIQ+ activism; how to deal with burning out as activists under pandemic; strategies to carry on with activism under lockdowns.

The resulting roundtable will be a transcript of main ideas that could be published in Global-E, if activists allow it, but also in Spanish and Arabic in the networks of activists participating in the round table. Participants could come from grad seminars taught by faculty related to gender and sexuality studies.

Pending link: The webinar will be private, particularly due to security concerns in the MENA region, and will take place during the Spring Quarter (May 2021).

Link forthcoming.

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Graduate Assistant (Global Studies). Eugene (he/him/his) is a PhD student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After receiving his B.A. from Colgate University with a double major in Peace and Conflict Studies and International Relations, he was awarded a Fulbright to work as an English Teaching Assistant in Thailand with TUSEF. Before joining UCSB, Eugene studied, taught, and competed professionally in Ballroom and Latin dance in New York City. Eugene's research focuses on international incarceration, the securitization of sexuality and gender, and security technologies used by authoritarian governments. His work focuses on the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
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