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Symposium: Race, Beauty + Feminist Theory in Latin America 11/9/2013

Symposium: Race, Beauty + Feminist Theory in Latin America 11/9/2013

The International Symposium ‘Race’, Beauty and Feminist Theory in Latin America and the Caribbean will provide a platform for the launch of a Special Issue of Feminist Theory and explore gaps, trends and future research agendas. It will bring together some of the authors of this publication with other exciting researchers to foster a dialogue about feminist theorizing on beauty and racialization processes. The speakers build on recent feminist scholarship that has focussed on how beauty is both imagined and deployed in particular contexts. They will highlight empirical work emerging from Latin America and the Caribbean which questions political discourses that emphasise successful equality policies, re-evaluating how gendered and racialised dynamics of social exclusion are being refashioned and redeployed.

The symposium’s participants will aim to develop strategies to create a network of researchers interested in exploring embodiment, appearance, racialization processes, sexuality, and feminist theory, in Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond. It will be of direct interest to everyone, including researchers, academic staff, PhD and MA students, working in gender and feminist studies, ‘race’, ethnicity and racism, sexuality and embodiment, and/or Latin America.

Speakers include Shirley Tate, (University of Leeds); Jackie Sanchez Taylor (University of Leicester); Carolyn Pedwell (Newcastle University); Doreen Gordon (University of West Indies); Denise Noble, (Ohio State University); Elizabeth Nichols (Drury University); Patricia Oliart, (Newcastle University); Julieta Vartebedian (University of Barcelona) and Mónica Moreno Figueroa (Newcastle University). Final programme TBC.

Attendance is free but places are limited so please register to secure your participation. Lunch and refreshments will be included.

To register, please go here.

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