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[Online lecture] Dr. Carlo Handy Charles: Queer Transnational Space

June 14 @ 14:00 - 16:00

Clusters: Speculative Life

How Dating Apps Shape Romantic Connections and Intimate Cross-border Relationships among Haitian Queer Migrants and Nonmigrants?

Join us on June 14th (2-4 pm), for a lecture followed by a Q&A featuring Dr. Carlo Handy Charles. Visiting Scholar in the Digital Intimacy Gender and Sexuality Lab (DIGS Lab), will discuss the intersection of LGBTQ+ migration and digital intimacy. More specifically, the talk will aim to show how dating apps like Grindr, Tinder, and Facebook Dating influence the romantic connections and intimate relationships of LGBTQ+ migrants and non-migrants across borders. Drawing on his research and book project, Dr. Charles will explain how these digital platforms play a pivotal role in shaping transnational connections and fostering same-sex relationships among individuals from similar ethnic or national backgrounds.


Dr. Carlo Handy Charles (he/him) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Windsor and a Visiting Scholar in the Digital Intimacy Gender and Sexuality Lab at Concordia University. He is also a former Vanier Scholar Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholar and a Fellow at the Institut Convergences Migrations at the CNRS and Collège de France in Paris. His current book project with the University of Chicago Press examines how socio-economic inequalities sexuality and space shape transnational same-sex intimate relationships among Haitian men in Haiti the United States Canada France Brazil Chile and the Dominican Republic. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology at McMaster University and a Ph.D. in Geography at the Université des Antilles in 2023. Prior to joining the University of Windsor he taught Sociology at McMaster University and French at L’Alliance Française de Toronto and L’Alliance Française de Caracas (Venezuela). Beyond academia he is an award-winning essayist and the co-author of the critically acclaimed Kap O Mond a play focusing on Haitian migration in France. He is also a public policy advisor currently working on the Toronto Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee. His publications have appeared in over two dozen academic journals and news media in Canada and internationally.

For more information about him and his research please visit: www.uwindsor.ca/sociology/CarloCharles.

📅: June 14, 2024 | 2-4 pm

📍: Online

🎟️: Register here! If you decide to attend online you’ll receive an email with a zoom link.


June 14
14:00 - 16:00
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