About the organisers:
OP Jindal Global University is a private university located at Sonipat, Haryana, India. It was established in 2009 as a philanthropic initiative of its founding chancellor, Naveen Jindal in memory of his father, OP Jindal. The School’s expert faculty comes from across the globe and engages in critical scholarship that contributes to public debates both in India and abroad.
The University of Connecticut is a public land grant, National Sea Grant and National Space Grant research university in Storrs, Connecticut, United States. It was founded in 1881. The primary 4,400-acre campus is in Storrs, Connecticut, approximately a half hour’s drive from Hartford and 90 minutes from Boston.
The University of Sussex is a public research university in Falmer, Sussex, England. Its campus is located in the South Downs National Park and is a short distance away from Central Brighton.
About the conference:
Jindal Global Law School in collaboration with the University of Connecticut and the University of Sussex is hosting the Sexing South Asia: Law, Activism and Sexual Justice Conference over two days from July 19-20, 2019.
The following questions will be discussed and deliberated at the conference:
- What are the possibilities of State law in transforming the ways we perceive gender, sexuality, and the desire of justice?
- How might incipient issues pertaining to inheritance between same-sex partners run with or against other means of codifying property in relation to kinship, lineage, socio-economic privilege and law?
- How might the precarities of LGBT and other queer subjects endure or be altered in contexts of welfare or (un)employment in the region – by legal reform or other means?
- How might sexualities, gender, and law intermesh and resist one another as objects of cultural study and ethnographic knowledge?
OPENING KEYNOTE: July 19, 10-11am
Dr. Lynette Chua, Associate Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore will be delivering the opening keynote address titled ‘Love, Agency and the Ethnographic Study of Human Rights’.
CLOSING KEYNOTE: July 20, 3.30-4.30pm
Satya Rai Nagpaul, award-winning Director of Photography, Gender Activist and Founder, Sampoorna will be delivering the closing keynote address titled ‘Am I a ’Man’? Jurisprudence as Therapy’.
The conference seeks to provide a space for scholars, activists, and artists to discuss and deliberate on the political potentials of recent legal verdicts, the possibilities, and perils of law reform.
Sexing South Asia: Law, Activism and Sexual Justice Conference
The conference will be held at the NTH Complex, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi.
Registration procedure and fee details:
You may RSVP at THE Facebook page HERE or send an email to sexualjusticeconference2019[at]jgu.edu.in.
For the book of abstract, click here.
For the conference program, click here.
For the conference speaker brochure, click here.
The keynote poster 1 is here.
The keynote poster 2 is here.