Navigating the Left Turn: Sexual Politics and the Citizen Revolution in Ecuador | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Navigating the Left Turn: Sexual Politics and the Citizen Revolution in Ecuador

March 21, 2014 - 2:00pm
Dr. Amy Lind- The University of Cincinnati

Dr. Lind examines how Ecuador’s shift to the Left – as part of the broader so-called postneoliberal or decolonial turn in Latin America – impacts upon women’s, indigenous, and LGBT rights in the country, often in paradoxical ways. She will focus on how the legacy of neoliberalism and the more recent shift in governance has impacted upon the organizing efforts and political/legislative successes of activists and policy-makers in the past three decades. Among others, she will draw attention to the ways in which heteronormativity is inherent to governance and development models, and will point out how neoliberal economic policies continue to be at the center of postneoliberal forms of governance, albeit with some important differences.

Amy Lind has conducted research in Latin America for over twenty years, focusing in particular on Ecuador, Venezuela and Bolivia. Her research focuses on global political economy, critical development studies, gender and sexual politics, and social movements in Latin America and the global South. 

Amy Lind is Mary Ellen Heintz Endowed Chair and Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. In Fall 2013 she was Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. This talk stems from her forthcoming book, Decolonial Justice: Resignifying Nation, Economy and Family in Ecuador.

Sponsored by The Women’s Studies Program and The University Honors College



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