The Nature of Consent: Water and Sexual Violence in Postcolonial Kenya

Ray Thornton, History

Wed, 11/13/2019 - 12:00pm
LAPA Conference Room, 348 Wallace Hall
Event Category: 
Graduate Students

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LEGS, or "Law-Engaged Graduate Students," meets during the academic year to discuss a work in progress by one of our Graduate Associates. Academic papers, dissertation proposals, and dissertation chapters have been presented at these meetings, to an audience of fellow graduate students.

Abstract:  "This paper is about the uses of nature as a tool of penal rehabilitation. Focusing on a colonial juvenile delinquent camp in Nairobi that transforms into an elite high school in the post colonial period, it explores the role of sexual violence as a tool of environmental governance."

Ray Thornton

Ray Thornton is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History. He works on 20th century Kenya with a focus on the environment, law and queer African studies.