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22 Feb. – Public lecture: Sex, Shame and Suicide in South Africa


The History Department, the Science and Technology Studies Programme, the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the Department of Psychology are pleased to present a public lecture by Dr. Susanne Klausen of Carleton University.

The title of the lecture is:

“Sex, Shame and Suicide: The Criminalization of Trans-Racial Sex and the Disciplining of White Male Heterosexuality in South Africa during Apartheid, 1948-1990”

TIME/LOCATION: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Room 103, Edmund Casey Hall (St. Thomas University)

Dr. Klausen is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Carleton University where she teaches African, South African and World History. She is the author of Race, Maternity, and the Politics of Birth Control in South Africa (Houndmills: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004) and has written extensively on the comparative history of eugenics, abortion and birth control.

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