Center for 'Race,' Culture and Social Justice Colloquia Series

Dr. SM Rodriguez, an assistant professor of criminology and sociology, will present and discuss their recently published book, The Economies of Queer Inclusion. The Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2009 propelled Uganda to the forefront of global media, opening the door for transnational cooperation between US-based human and LGBTI rights organizations, and kuchu (or LGBTI) Ugandans. The Economies of Queer Inclusion focuses on this transnational relationship, and the complications that arise when international currency and professionalization transform grassroots organizing. Dr. Rodriguez is a scholar-activist whose research interests and organizing efforts lie in justice movements that are by and for queer people of African descent. For more information, please visit The series will continue on the last Wednesday of every month. Please RSVP by emailing

Dr. SM Rodriguez is a scholar-activist and Assistant Professor of Criminology and Sociology at Hofstra University. Their research interests and organizing efforts lie in justice movements that are by and for queer people of African descent. Their most recent inquiries center the movement to advance penal abolition and transformative justice, instead of hyper-criminalization and mass incarceration in the US. They are a Core Member of the Brooklyn-based community organizing collective Safe OUTside the System and serve on the Organizing Committee for the Audre Lorde Project in New York City.

Presented by the  Center for "Race," Culture and Social Justice



Date: February 27, 2019

Time: 11:15- 12:30

Location: Roosevelt Hall Room 203


Wednesday, February 27, 2019



Roosevelt Hall
Roosevelt Hall
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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