Queer Cultural Studies, LGBT Families, and the Perverse Potential for Parenthood

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Over the past two decades, same-sex couples raising children have become more visible within US political and popular culture. In this talk, Liz Montegary discusses what appears to be the growing acceptance of LGBT-identified parents in the U.S. and asks what this means for the future of queer family politics. Drawing on the research for her recent book Familiar Perversions: The Racial, Sexual, and Economic Politics of LGBT Families, she explores the ambiguous place of parents and children with recent LGBT rights movements while also imagining new political strategies for supporting alternative family formations and creative
networks of care.

Liz Montegary is Associate Professor of Women's, Gender , and Sexuality Studies at Stony Brook University.  She is the author of Familiar Perversions: The Racial, Sexual, and Economic Politics of LGBT Families (Rutgers, 2018) and co-editor of Mobile Desires: The Politics and Erotics of Mobility Justice (Palmgrave, 2015).

 

 

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