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Rana Marie Jaleel


War, Queer Histories, and Consent


Rana Marie Jaleel • University of California at Davis

October 11, 2021 @ 6 P.M. in Daniel Family Commons, Usdan University Center

This talk brings queer and critical ethnic studies perspectives to bear on late 20th and early 21st century international case law on “rape camps” in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. In turn, it considers how the geopolitics of war and sex might comment on queer studies in the US academyHow, in the context of ethnic warfare, have theorizations of such rape as “sexual enslavement” helped negotiate appropriate arrangements of race, sex, labor, and property?  How do changing understandings of what counts as sexual consent and sexual coercion affect how we imagine coerced labor and slavery? What would incorporating these accounts into the canonical trajectory of queer studies tell us about queerness and liberation?  

Consent & Subjection
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