The Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago supports innovative, interdisciplinary teaching and research initiatives that critically explore the theory and practice of global human rights.


Theory and Practice: Transnational Conversations on Gender and Sexuality—Colonialism, Sex, Disease

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 9:30 – 10:30 am Zoom Event Learn More and Register

This session will explore the complex ways in which understandings of health, disease, and contagion have been inextricable from anxieties around race and sex, and the sex of the “other,” in particular. By doing so, we will contextualize the current pandemic and trace its pre-history to earlier moments of cultural anxiety around race, sex, disease, and contagion.