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Proper Victim as Proper Police: Woman, Violence, and Illusion in U.S. Immigration Law - Research Colloquium
WhenTuesday, May 1, 2018, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Proper Victim as Proper Police: Immigrant Injury as Settler Colonial Legal Fantasy

with Lee Ann S. Wang

This talk examines legal protections that are designed to address gender and sexual violence by requiring immigrant women to cooperate and serve the purposes of police.  I discuss the law’s writing of immigrant woman that paradoxically produce anti-trafficking campaigns as security and protection against “modern day slavery.” Focusing on the T Visa and interpretations from legal advocates who work primarily with Asian immigrant communities, I argue that the schema requires immigrant women to be survivors not of state violence but of their own sexuality over and against racialized others - a "policing” subject that must deny its bind to a policed object.

Discussant: Dr. Chandan Reddy, Associate Professor of Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, UW Seattle

This presentation is part of  IAS' 3 talk series Research Colloquium. For more information please click HERE>>

The IAS Research Colloquium provides a forum for graduate students, faculty, and external partners to learn about interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research practices, and to think critically and creatively about the implications of different forms of research design.

All sessions are open to the campus-community and general public: No RSVP required.

Campus locationUW Bothell UW1
Campus roomUW1 - Room 280 (Rose Room)
UW Bothell Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars
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