Phillip M. Ayoub, Assistant Professor of Politics at Drexel University, will deliver the WISIR Distinguished Lecture for Winter Quarter on Monday, January 30, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. in the Petersen Room in Allen Library (Room 485). The title of his lecture is “When States Come Out: Europe’s Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility.”
Ayoub is the author of When States Come Out: Europe’s Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Ayoub’s doctoral dissertation, upon which his book is based, received the biennial 2013-14 award for the best dissertation from the European Union Studies Association, as well as the 2014 Kenneth Sherrill Award for the best dissertation in the field of sexuality and politics, and the 2014 award for the best dissertation in the field of human rights from sections of the American Political Science Association. His articles have appeared in the European Journal of International Relations, Mobilization, the European Political Science Review, the Journal of Human Rights, and Perspectives on Europe.