Same-Sex Marriage and the Construction of Citizenship in Contemporary South Africa

Sunday, January 5, 2014: 8:50 AM
Delaware Suite A (Marriott Wardman Park)
Amy Harris, Purdue University
The research that I will present at the AHA originated in my essay, “God Created us to be Different’: Discourses of Citizenship, African Identity and the Politics of Gay Marriage in Contemporary South Africa,” that has received both the Berenice A. Carroll Award for Excellence in Feminism, Peace, and Social Justice Research and the Purdue Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Award for Graduate Student Research.  My work has been published in the Proceedings of the Western Society for French History Conference (2008) as well as ABC-Clio’s: Movies in American History (2011). I am the former Vice President of the Purdue LGBTQ Student Alliance as well as a member of the planning committee for the 2013 Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference.