Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Queer Cultural Geographies

The 6th International Latin American Cultural Studies Conference at the University of Pittsburgh, April 1-3, 2010

Sexuality Studies and LGBT Activism in Latin America

The Sixth International Latin American Cultural Studies Conference, to be held at the University of Pittsburgh the first three days of April 2010, will gather a number of people who have been key to activism and academic work on LGBT issues in Latin America. Many of them have organized events in their countries on issues of sexual minorities and LGBT issues; many have published anthologies of queer writing and sexuality studies within their national contexts. Many of our participants have worked intensely at a national as well as at an international context, often at personal risk and in the midst of complex political situations. Their many publications have broadened and deepened our knowledge of sexual cultures throughout Latin America. Events in Caracas, Santiago de Chile, Rio de Janeiro, Havana, Montevideo, La Paz and other important cities have helped give LGBT communities a public presence, while fostering academic work on LGBT issues. This event, which will include presentations, panel discussions and readings of creative work, will bring their (and others’) experience at the local and national levels to Pittsburgh.


Tamara Adrián
Moisés Agosto-Rosario
Pedro Artieda
Jorge Bracamonte
Leopoldo Brizuela
Mauro Cabral
Norge Espinosa
Gabriel Giorgi
Adán Griego
Gabriel Guajardo
Laura Gutiérrez
Jesús Jambrina
Gisela Kozak
Virginia Lucas
Carmen Millán de Benavides
Norma Mogrovejo
Alexander Obando
Marcia Ochoa
Julieta Paredes
José Quiroga
José Fernando Serrano
Horacio F. Sívori
Juan Pablo Sutherland

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