Symposium: The Politics of Gender & Sexuality in Africa

Event time: 
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:00pm to Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:00pm
Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Ave
Event description: 

This symposium brings together researchers in political science and politics who focus on key questions emerging from Africa. The symposium presenters will focus on sub-Saharan African but will address themes that effect the broader continent.  Presentations will cover a variety of issues, including the role of gender and sexuality in political presentation; the emergence of women as local, national, and international leaders; gender and sexual identity within and across formal and informal institutions; the relationship between human rights and women’s rights; discrimination in economic and social relations; gender and migratory patterns within Africa; and the gendered experience of conflict.

Sponsored by the MacMillan Center, the Council on African Studies, the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Program, and the Political Science Department at Yale.