Seminar with Professor Jyoti Puri
The seminar is entitled (Un)Making Sexual States: Antisodomy Law and Racialization in India.
Friday May 13, 2016, 13:15-16, Kulturens Hörsal, Lund Prof. Jyoti Puri is the opponent when Maria Tonini defends her dissertaition theses: The Ambiguities of Recognition - Young Queer Sexualities in Contemporary India.
Jyoti Puri is an interdisciplinary scholar who writes and teaches at the crossroads of Sociology; Sexuality and Queer studies; and Postcolonial Feminist Theory. In her presentation, Prof. Puri argues that governing sexuality helps constitute states. Drawn from fieldwork among police in Delhi, she explores how enforcing the controversial anti-sodomy law is mediated by racialized discourses.