Disabling Consent, or Reconstructing Sexual Autonomy

Event time: 
Monday, October 13, 2014 - 5:30pm
WLH Rm 309 See map
Event description: 

Please join the WGSS Working Group Monday, October 13th, 5:30-7:00 PM, in WLH 309, for a discussion with Professor Joseph Fischel of his paper “Disabling Consent,” co-authored with Hilary O’Connell, which is available on the Classes v2 server. Please follow the instructions included at the bottom of this message to access the article.

A light dinner will be served. All are welcome. Please share this invitation with departments, colleagues and friends alike.

Joseph Fischel is an assistant professor and director of undergraduate studies of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. He received his PhD from the political science department at the University of Chicago in 2011, and spent the 2011-2012 academic year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women at Brown University. His research interests are in normative political theory, feminist and queer studies, public law, and the legal regulation of sex/gender/sexuality. He is currently working on two book manuscripts. The first, titled Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent, interrogates how the figures of the child and the sex offender, and figurations of consent, organize contemporary understandings of sexual harm and freedom in the United States. The second, tentatively titled Selling Sex (and Justice) in Orleans Parish, examines the political campaign to declassify sex work as sex offense in Louisiana from multiple perspectives: ethnographic, queer theoretic, race critical, and sociolegal.

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