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Guest speaker: Dr. Corinne Mason (Brandon U)

Wed. Sep. 28 12:30 PM - Wed. Sep. 28 01:30 PM
Contact: Kevin Walby 204-786-9105
Location: 2M70

The Departments of Criminal Justice and Women’s and Gender Studies co-present:

"Sex-Selective Abortions and Reproductive Justice: Race, Gender, and Surveillance"
Dr. Corinne Mason of Brandon University

In this presentation, Dr. Mason will work at the intersections of reproductive justice, Canadian critical race feminism, and surveillance studies to demonstrate the ways in which mediated discourses around sex-selective abortion have stigmatized racialized women’s access to reproductive health services. Centering an analysis of the CBC’s undercover documentary Unnatural Selection, Dr. Mason will attend to the conceptualization of “racializing surveillance” as both a means to uncover the ‘problem’ of sex-selective abortion and as a method to address this issue in Canada.

Corinne L. Mason is an Assistant Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology at Brandon University. She conducts transnational feminist analyses of development discourses and popular news media, focusing specifically on representations of LGBTIQ rights, violence against women, reproductive justice, and foreign aid. Her work has been published in Feminist Formations, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Feminist Media, Feminist Teacher, Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Surveillance & Society, and Canadian Journal of Communication. She is the author of Manufacturing Urgency: Violence Against Women and the Development Industry (University of Regina Press, 2017) and the editor of the forthcoming collection Queer Development Studies: A Reader (Routledge).