Gender, Sexual Dissidence, and Critical Human Rights: A Dialogue across the U.S. and Egypt

Location: Live Webcast: An On-Line Critical Dialogue | Time: March 16th, 2006
Gender, Sexual Dissidence, and Critical Human Rights:  A Dialogue across the U.S. and Egypt

This dialogue with researchers and activists in Cairo was held to learn from people involved on the community level about urgent issues pertaining to Muslim communities. Organized by a UCHRI residential research group studying Muslim dissidence, the virtual dialogue’s agenda was to understand localized human rights approaches in Egypt, eschewing ahistorical Western conceptions of “Arab …

Cloning Cultures: Normativities, Homogeneities, and the Human in Question

Location: UC Irvine | Time: May 13-14, 2005
Cloning Cultures: Normativities, Homogeneities, and the Human in Question

This conference raises profound questions about the nature of our contemporary society and the social injustices and inequalities compelled by “hidden” normativities; it seeks to make visible the myths of homogeneity and the paradoxes of difference and sameness. There is more global interconnection between people than ever before but, at the same time, strong (intra- …

Race and Classification: The Case of Mexican America

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art | Time: May 1, 2004
Race and Classification: The Case of Mexican America

This symposium explored the controversial topic of race and its visual representation in Spanish America, including Latinos in the United States, and how racial mixing and racial categorization have marked colonial and contemporary Mexico. The event featured a keynote presentation by renowned performance artist, writer, and MacArthur Fellow Guillermo Gómez Peña on the new “post-national …