Sexualities and gender diversities at the Brazilian Paraguayan border
From Robbie Court
About this event
International border-crossings that do not involve refuge, asylum-seeking and migration are constantly overlooked in International Relations (IR) discipline. Southern Brazil has one of the busiest border cities in the country, namely Foz do Iguaçu that is connected to Ciudad del Este in Paraguay. Daily, thousands of people perform pendulum-like crossings between both countries for shopping, leisure and working. In this human flow, sexual and gender non-conforming Paraguayan individuals pass pretty much unnoticed in this movement, especially regarding their reasons for crossing from Paraguay to Brazil. Through ethnographic-inspired methods, my research discusses the circumstances Paraguayan sexual and gender non-conforming people encounter in Ciudad del Este and other Paraguayan border cities, leading them to practice pendulum-like border-crossings and what discourses accompany this very practice.
Nickolas Sá (he/him) holds an International Relations Undergraduate degree from the University of Amazon (UNAMA). He is currently a Master's degree candidate at the Federal University of Latin-American Integration. Nickolas' research interests are LGBT international politics, migration and mobility, queer IR theory, gender diversity and sexuality studies and qualitative methods in IR.
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