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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Feminist Studies Colloquium Series First Event & Spring Schedule

The Feminist Studies Colloquium Series has announced their schedule for Spring. The first event will be on Friday February 15th, at 1:00 pm in 400 Ford Hall and will feature Zenzele Isoke's presentation "Permissible Hate: Black Women, Premature Death, and (Not So) New Challenges for Critical Race Feminisms."

"Permissible Hate: Black Women, Premature Death, and (Not So) New Challenges for Critical Race Feminisms"
February 15, 2013
400 Ford Hall, 1:00 p.m.
This paper reflects a "thinking through" of a few basic questions: how might black feminists conceptualize hate, or for that matter "hate crimes? How might this conceptualization differ from the current ways that hate crimes are defined by law enforcement agencies, criminologists, and discussed in popular media? Who are the people that we imagine are victims of "hate crime"? What about those who we imagine are charged and convicted of them? What about those who defend themselves against hate with the same intensity in which violence is meted out against them? Using the recent cases of Duanna Johnson, Cece MacDonald, Trayvon Martin, and the Los Angeles "Grim Sleeper" murders, and building from the work by sociologist Barbara Perry (2001) (2011), I argue for a critical hate crimes framework that can explain and illuminate the multiply constitutive ways that state-sanctioned gender, race, and class violence produce and perpetuate the premature deaths of black people in the U.S.
For the Spring 2013 colloquium poster, please click here: Spring 2013 Colloquium Poster.pdf
For the Zenzele Isoke's even flyer, please click here: ZenzeleIsokeColloquium.pdf