Borderlands Institute Webinar- Genders, Sexualities, and Migrations: Current Debates and Possible Futures

Date(s) - 10/21/2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


This semester, the Borderlands Institute is hosting a webinar series “Responsibility and Immigration–Briefs” that is designed to addresses pressing issues of the day—including racism and xenophobia, child migration, gender and sexuality, and climate-driven migration along the U.S./Mexico borderlands.

The Webinars are free, and registration is required. A suggested reading chosen by the presenters will be available prior to each presentation to provide added background on the respective topic.

Genders, Sexualities, and Migrations: Current Debates and Possible Futures
Eithne Luibhéid
Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Arizona
October 21, 2021 (11:00-12:00pm CST)

Eithne Luibhéid is Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona (UA) and the former Director of UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies. Her research focuses on the connections among queer lives, racialization processes, state immigration controls, and justice struggles. She is the author of Pregnant on Arrival: Making the ‘Illegal’ Immigrant (University of Minnesota Press 2013) and Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border (University of Minnesota Press 2002); the editor of Lives that Resist Telling: Migrant and Refugee Lesbians (Routledge 2021); and the co-editor, with Karma Chávez, of Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Illegalization, Detention and Deportation (University of Illinois Press 2020), and, with Lionel Cantú Jr., of Queer Migrations (University of Minnesota Press 2005), among other works. She serves on the board of BorderLinks, which, through education, connects divided communities, raises awareness about the impact of border and immigration policies, and inspires action for social transformation.

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