Course lecturer: Prof. Javier Corrales
Period: 7 May – 25 June 2018
Time: Monday 13.00 – 16.00 hours
Course load: 6 EC's

BA8. Sexuality and LGBT Rights in Latin America and
the Caribbean

This is an introductory course to issues of sexuality, reproductive rights, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights across the Americas.

A region traditionally known for its machismo and religiosity is now making new strides in the legal standing and cultural attitudes surrounding sexuality and LGBT rights, but these changes are occurring unevenly. We will examine the status of these issues in various key cases and films, making comparisons across cases and regions of the world. We will focus on how scholars, mostly in the social sciences, have tried to explain the changes that have taken place (or failed to take place) across the Americas. The course conclude with a review of the current backlash, with special attention to the rise of Evangelicals in the region, and the fight against the so-called "ideology of gender."

Registration and Participation

UvA Students
Students registered at the University of Amsterdam can register for the CEDLA courses through SIS.

Students registered at other Dutch universities
BA students that are registered at another Dutch university can register as a guest student Spanish Language and Culture (‘bijvakstudent Spaanse Taal en Cultuur’) at the University of Amsterdam in Studielink.

MA students that are registered at another Dutch university can register through our digital registration form.

Persons who are interested in our courses, but are not registered as students at a university, may participate in some courses under certain provisions. Those interested, should provide the secretariat with some information on their background, their background knowledge and their special interest in taking the course. Non-students can register for the courses through our digital registration form

The cost of a CEDLA Bachelor course is €40.00 per credit, the Master courses cost €60.00 per credit. The amount due should be transferred to IBAN number NL51INGB0004990722, and made payable to Centrum voor studie en documentatie van Latijns Amerika, Amsterdam. Please make sure you also give your name and the title of the selected course with your payment transfer.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CEDLA secretariat. We are open on weekdays from 9.00 to 17.00 hours.

Telephone: +31 20 525 3498

Picture: Nacho Pintos (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0); David Brickman (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)