If you’ll be in Miami on October 15, 2019, please consider attending this lecture at the University of Miami School of Law:
8th Annual Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights
Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law
“Race, Gender, and Nation in an Age of Shifting Borders”
This lecture will explore two common tropes in the current immigration debate – the “welfare cheat” and the “criminal” – to demonstrate how these narratives shape legal constructs of nationhood and borders as both raced and gendered. Professor Powell will argue that while commentators have rightly criticized the use of racial tropes in the immigration debate, what remains undertheorized is how gender intersects with race, for example, in the controversies over family separation and the rollback of asylum protections. Professor Powell will address this gap and explore how these intersectional tropes impact the legal rights of women and men, particularly through the unstable prisms of motherhood and masculinity.
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019