Join us January 30th, 2017, 12:00-1:30 pm in the Peterson Room of the Allen Library, as we welcome Assistant Professor Phillip Ayoub, Department of Politics, Drexel University, as he presents on his recent publication, “When States Come Out: Europe’s Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility“. This is part of a series of talks hosted by the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequailty and Race.
Ayoub’s lecture will focus on the momentum of the LGBT movement in Europe, in comparison to other human rights movements. He investigates the transnational nature of European sexual identity, focusing on the diffusion of societal norms across states, while questioning why the legal recognition of LGBT minorities remains so vastly different across borders. Ayoub “documents how this process of ‘coming out’ empowers marginalized social groups by moving them to the center of political debate and public recognition and making it possible for them to obtain rights to which they have due claim.”
Ayoub’s doctoral dissertation, upon which his book is based, received the biennial 2013-14 award for the best dissertation from the European Union Studies Association, as well as the 2014 Kenneth Sherrill Award for the best dissertation in the field of sexuality and politics, and the 2014 award for the best dissertation in the field of human rights from sections of the American Political Science Association. His articles have appeared in the European Journal of International Relations, Mobilization, the European Political Science Review, the Journal of Human Rights, and Perspectives on Europe.
This event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race.