2016 SNX: Call for Papers

Leading from the South: Politics of Gender, Sex and Sexualities

Sponsored by:

Latina & Latino Critical Theory (LatCrit), 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

The conference’s proceedings will be held in Spanish and English (with simultaneous translation. To be considered for participation, please send an abstract (500- 600 words) and your contact info by February 15, 2016 to: snx.latcrit@gmail.com.

Decision will be announced February 29, 2016.

Practical Information/Questions: The 2016 SNX will be held at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) in Santo Domingo, República Dominicana. The local organizing committee is currently in the process of negotiating a conference rate with a hotel close to our venue.

Conference Registration fees are:

  • Participants from the Global North $150
  • Student Participants from the Global North $100
  • Participants from the Global South $75
  • Student Participants from the Global South $25

The conference registration will cover administrative costs and some meals.

If you have any questions, please contact program coordinators: Aníbal Rosario Lebrón, Howard University School of Law; Prof. Sheila I. Vélez Martínez, University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Prof. Yanira Reyes Gil, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico-Facultad de Derecho; Prof. Sagrario Feliz de Cochon, UNIBE-Escuela de Derecho; and Prof. Willmai Rivera-Pérez, Southern University Law Center.