Professeur invité 2017-2018
Dr. Matthew Waites is Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow, and Visiting Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles during 2017-18. He is author of The Age of Consent: Young People, Sexuality and Citizenship (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); and co-editor (with Corinne Lennox) of Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change (London: School of Advanced Study, 2013). He is co-editor with Patricia Hynes, Michele Lamb and Damien Short, of three special issues on sociology and human rights, including issues of the International Journal of Human Rights in 2010 (‘Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements’) and 2012 (‘New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights’), and a special issue of Sociology ‘The Sociology of Human Rights’ in October 2012. He also co-edited (with Kelly Kollman) ‘The Global Politics of LGBT Human Rights’, special issue of Contemporary Politics (Vol.15, no.1, March 2009). He has authored articles in journals including Sociology, Social and Legal Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, International Journal of Human Rights, Contemporary Politics and Sexualities. A recent article published online in The Sociological Review is titled ‘LGBTI Organisations Navigating Imperial Contexts: The Kaleidoscope Trust, the Commonwealth and the need for a Decolonizing, Intersectional Politics’ (DOI: 10.1111/1467-954X.12424); it will appear in print in Volume 65, no.4, in November 2017. The article ‘Genocide and Global Queer Politics’ is in press for the Journal of Genocide Research. Dr. Waites is a co-founder of Glasgow Human Rights Network and an Associate Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships. He is also a series editor of the new Global Queer Politics book series for Palgrave Macmillan, co-edited with Jordi Díez, Sonia Corrêa and David Paternotte.
Workshop "Transnational solidarities and global queer politics"