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Challenges in Queer and Feminist Migration and Diaspora Studies

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Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London

Thornhaugh Street

Russell Square

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WC1H 0XG

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The Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS invites you to a two-day conference-discussion on the theme of queer and feminist migration and diaspora studies. The conference will provide a transdisciplinary context for queer and feminist knowledge production on non/belonging, anti-/racism, anti-/migratism, borders and anti-/nationalism, among other topics. We will build upon the idea of thinking through migration and diaspora as, like gender and sexuality, not descriptive, objective categories but as analytical tools which are used to name positions of power. Drawing on postcolonial and transnational queer-feminist approaches and scholarship, we will consider how to analyse power relations and oppression, focusing on resistance strategies and empowerment. Bringing together critical knowledge production on nationalist, racist, migratist, homo/transphobic, sexist, colonialist and Eurocentric norms and normalizations of gender, nation, race and belonging can be troubling, challenging and contradictory and we would like to invite participants to endure these contradictions and turn these challenges into empowering interventions.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Fatima El-Tayeb (UCSD)

Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam (Goldsmiths)


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Please email any queries to: queerfeministmigrationdiaspora@gmail.com

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