Sexualities and Homeland (In)Securities Conference


Borders, Migration and Globalization


Sexualities and Homeland (In)Securities Conference


On April 11, 2006, LGBT Studies hosted a national conference that critically examined
how sexual politics has become a critical terrain for local, national and global “homeland security” strategies. The presenters addressed how struggles for sexual, racial, gender, economic, and cultural justice have been affected
and reconfigured as a result.


Queering Global Economics and Imperialisms


Kath Weston, Harvard University
“Assume the Position: Imperial Security, Unnatural
Offences, and the Politics of Surmise”

Paul Amar, University of California,
Santa Barbara
“Militarizing Police Masculinity, Queering
Global Security Economies: Vice Policing
and New Urban Colonialism in Brazil, Egypt
and the US”


Alliances and Activisms


Cathy Busha, Wingspan, and Kat
Rodriguez, Coalición de Derechos Humanos
and Alianza Indígena Sin Fronteras
“Strange Bedfellows? - Immigrant and Queer
Organizing in Southern Arizona”

Montserrat Caballero, Southern Arizona
Center Against Sexual Assault
“Borders: Working Toward Ending Violence
Against Migrant Women”


Surviving Insecurities


Jean Braucher, University of Arizona
“Over-indebtedness and Financial Insecurity”
Heather McClure, University of Oregon
“Human Rights and Sexual Minorities in
Latin America and in United States Asylum Law”


Artist Presentation

Elsa E’Der, San Francisco
“Fear Factor on the Right/Fear Factor on the
Left: One Queer Grrl's Look at Power & Alliances”
Co-sponsored by College of Humanities, the College of Social
and Behavioral Sciences, the Commission on the Status of
Women, Anthropology, Geography and Regional Planning,
Spanish and Portuguese, Women’s Studies, and the Udall Center
for Public Policy.