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Criminology Seminar Series - Against Queer Criminology: For A Criminology Of Sex And Sexualities

Starts 30 November 2017 - 18:00
Finishes 30 November 2017 - 19:30
Venue Room B04, Birkbeck, University of London, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HX
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Against Queer Criminology: For A Criminology Of Sex And Sexualities

Speaker: Professor Jo Phoenix (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Open University)

This paper explores the contribution of queer criminology to understanding, analyzing and thinking about the way in which law and policy regulate sex and sexualities. Drawing on a range of examples from prostitution to gay marriages, from child sexual exploitation to the experience of trans people in prison, this paper argues that there are both theoretical and political problems with the notion of a queer criminology.

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About the Criminology Seminar Series

In line with the School of Law, Birkbeck's research and teaching ethos, the Criminology Seminar Series aims to provide a platform for critical and interdisciplinary research, showcasing prominent and path-breaking research on crime, criminal justice and related themes by scholars from within and beyond Birkbeck. The series is convened by Dr Sappho Xenakis, School of Law, Birkbeck.

Attendance to the events is free but registration is required. Talks from the 2017/18 series will be avaible for download via the website. Find out more about the series here. The hashtag for the event is #BBKCrimSeries.

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Picture credit: Image is by Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib #67 (2005). University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Gift of the Artist, 2009.12.42 Photographed for the UC Berkeley Art Museum by Benjamin Blackwell.

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