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Book Launch: Homophobic Violence in Armed Conflict and Political Transition

16 November 2017, 1pm
WISER Seminar Room, Wits

WiSER and GALA invite you to the launch of:

Homophobic Violence in Armed Conflict and Political Transition

By José Fernando Serrano-Amaya

Published by Palgrave-Macmillan

José Fernando Serrano-Amaya is Postdoctoral Fellow of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has worked as a researcher, consultant and lecturer, and has extensive experience working for NGOs and public institutions in Colombia.


This book argues that homophobia plays a fundamental role in disputes for hegemony between antagonists during political transitions. Examining countries not often connected in the same research – Colombia and South Africa – the book asserts that homophobia, as a form of gender and sexual violence, contributes to the transformation of gender and sexual orders required by warfare and deployed by armed groups.

This book contributes to the increasing interest in South-South comparative analyses and the need for theory building based on case-study analyses, offering systematic research useful for grass roots organizations, practitioners, and policy makers.  

“Challenging the hiatus between academy and activism, this book presents a powerful piece of scholarship that does justice to the project of cutting edge theoretical work, while unapologetically committed to a political project of social justice”

Tamara Shefer, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Discussants: Gabriel Hoosain Khan and Carrie Shelver

Moderator : Melanie Judge

Drinks and snacks will be served

Thursday, 16th November 2017

WiSER Seminar Room

WISER, 6th Floor Richard Ward Building
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, GT 2050
South Africa





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