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|17.00 – 18.30 (GMT)||Monday 22 March
Rahul Rao (SOAS, University of London): Keynote
Title: ‘What is the Relationship Between Homonationalism and Homocapitalism?’
Jasbir K. Puar (Rutgers University): Response
Chair: Sarah Franklin (University of Cambridge)
|16.00 – 17.30 (GMT)||Tuesday 23 March
This panel will discuss different ways in which conflict and queer can be thought together. We think about ‘conflict’ broadly, being wary of confining conflict to already stigmatised and marginalized geographies. We think about different conflict-enabling structures, such as neoliberalism, nationalism, colonialism and authoritarianism, and how queer politics can make interventions into them.
Chair: Jamie J. Hagen (Queen’s University Belfast)
|16.00 – 17.30 (GMT)||Wednesday 24 March
‘The Gendered and Sexual Politics of Authoritarianisms’ panel aims to discuss various ways in which gender and sexuality inform different kinds of authoritarian politics. From knowledge production about gender, to legal interventions, to disrupting state enforced ways of thinking, this panel will expand our understanding of gender and sexuality in the context of authoritarianisms.
Chair: Lauren Wilcox (University of Cambridge)
|16.00 – 17.30 (GMT)||Thursday 25 March
How do digital activisms alter the ways in which we think about mobilisation, and affect? Do they help us counter authoritarian states and open up queer spaces, or do they become means of authoritarian discipline and control? Seeking answers to these questions, this panel will situate digital activism at the core of authoritarian politics and objections to them.
Chair: Daniel Luther (London School of Economics)
|16.00 – 17.30 (GMT)||Friday 26 March
What does it mean to decolonise sexualities? How can we think about sexualities in a broader history of colonialism, exploitation, and racism? Furthermore, what different practices and ways of producing knowledge can help us better engage with these questions? In this panel, we will be discussing different ways in which we engage with sexualities, situating them in broader context of colonialism.
Chair: Mónica Moreno Figueroa (University of Cambridge)
|10.00 – 12.00 (GMT)||Saturday 27 March
Moderator: Senthorun Raj (Keele University)
|16.00 – 17.30 (BST)||Tuesday 30 March
Natasha Tanna (University College London)
The ‘in conflict’ of the workshop’s title refers to writing amidst conflict of various sorts, including psychological and political conflict. In this workshop we will discuss the dilemmas we face when our lives, personal circumstances, political commitments and writing practices come into conflict with the norms and most valued scholarly forms in the neoliberal academy. What is lost when we try to fit the knowledges we gain through queer, feminist, and anti-racist research and practice into conventional scholarly ‘outputs’?
To read more about the conversations from which the idea to hold this workshop emerged, see this blog post.