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Digital Activisms and Queering Human Rights in India

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd 162

Dissident Citizenships: Digital Activisms and Queering Human Rights in India

by Dr. Rohit K. Dasgupta, Program Director of Global Communications and Development, Loughborough University, United Kingdom.

This presentation argues that dissident queer citizens are attempting to create counter publics (Fraser, 2008) on the digital space, claiming a dissident and participative form of citizenship. Such claims to participatory citizenship utilize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Yogyakarta Principles as frames for making claims for inclusion into the nation-state.


Debanuj DasGupta []

Geography Department (primary), Human Rights Institute, India Studies, Sociology Department, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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