GENEVA, N.Y.-The lecture series at Hobart and William Smith Colleges devoted to the study of men and women continues with “Violence, Sexuality, Space: Critical Reflections on Homophobic Violence” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Colleges' campus. A follow-up discussion will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, October 25, in the Fisher Center.
Les Moran, a Reader in Law at the University of London, will speak on the use of 'gay space' as safe space by lesbians, gay men, and straight women, drawing empirical evidence from his work at Manchester University on homophobic violence. He will focus on findings that challenge assumptions found in existing work on homophobic violence. He has written extensively on matters relating to gay issues in the law.
Moran is one of a multi disciplinary team undertaking the largest study of lesbians, gay men, violence, and safety in the United Kingdom. He is currently editing a special edition of Law and Critique which is a critical reflection on hate crime, and a volume of essays on law and film. He is completing a book provisionally titled Queer Violence. He is a research associate at Hobart and William Colleges' Fisher Center for fall 2001.
This event is free and open to the public.