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Intimate Provocations: Theorizing Consent in the Age of #MeToo

Friday, March 15, 2019, 9:30am-5:00pm

Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, Wilder House

How are contemporary debates about consent shaping conceptions of intimacy, bodily autonomy, and moral decision making? How has the concept of consent been mobilized to garner support for political movements including and beyond #MeToo? This one-day conference draws together scholars working both domestically and internationally to critically examine the social and political impacts of consent discourses in the wake of #MeToo. Plenary speakers are Ashwini Tambe (University of Maryland, Women’s Studies) and Joseph Fischel (Yale University, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies).

The conference also features two graduate student panels with faculty discussants Natacha Nsabimana (Anthropology) and Michele Friedner (Comparative Human Development).