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Monday, 28 November 2011, 6:00PM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Queer Presences and Absences: Citizenship, Community, Diversity - or Death

Professor Yvette Taylor

This lecture considers moments of US and UK sexual citizenship situating these in terms of LGBT campaigning groups' actions, institutional reactions and broader public relations evident in the course of claiming and lamenting citizenship, community and diversity.

This lecture is held in association with the Fulbright Commission.

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Professor Yvette Taylor is Head of the Weeks Centre at London South Bank University.

Her publications include Working-class lesbian life: Classed Outsiders  (Palgrave, 2007), Lesbian and Gay Parenting: Securing Social and Educational Capitals  (Palgrave, 2009) and an edited collection Classed Intersections: Spaces, Selves, Knowledges  (Ashgate, 2010).  She has articles in a range of journals including the British Journal of the Sociology of Education; Women’s Studies International Forum; Sexualities; Feminism and Psychology.  She is working on a forthcoming book from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded research (2007-2009) Fitting Into Place?  (Ashgate) and her edited collection (with Hines, S. and Casey, M.) Theorizing Intersectionality and Sexuality  is forthcoming in October, 2010 (Palgrave).

As a Fulbright Scholar, she will be conducting research at the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Rutgers University: ‘Just cause or impediment? Costs of civic acceptance’. This project explores intersections of class, gender and race in the negotiation of same-sex ‘rights’, probing at the material and subjective costs, consequences and constructions of ‘intersectional citizenship’ in changing times.

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28 November 2011

Queer Presences and Absences: Citizenship, Community, Diversity - or Death
Professor Yvette Taylor

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