Keynote:
Suhraiya Jivraj
Decolonizing Practices of Thinking and Doing Sexuality, Race and Gender Justice

 

Zeit: SAMSTAG, 09. November 2019, 11:30 Uhr
Ort: Campus Universitätsstraße, Universitätsstraße 15, Hörsaal 1 (EG), Innsbruck


 

In this paper I explore an intellectual and activist trajectory of thinking and doing sexuality, race and gender justice decolonially. I draw on a journey that began with embodied anti-racist (specifically anti-Muslim) struggle in the 1980s weaving its way through grassroots organising and resistance (Safra Project) to advocating and campaigning for intersectional anti-discrimination law and policy at national (Stonewall) and international levels (UN) in the 1990s and early 2000s. More recently, from the gates of the colonial ivory towers of the northern European University, I theorise and reflect retrospectively towards a present-future of thinking and doing sexuality, race and gender justice. This has involved a number of strategies and initiatives including: resisting erasure and (epistemic) violence through building an archive of Queer Decolonial Studies (see https://decolonizingsexualities.com/), intersectional coalition building and capacity building in society including universities (see https://research.kent.ac.uk/sergj/kaleidoscope-network-decolonising-the-university/ and www.decoloniseUKC.org), demanding and negotiating new forms of publishing (Decolonizing Sexualities, 2019, CounterPress, see https://counterpress.org.uk/publications/decolonizing-sexualities/). Another world is (im)possible through thinking and doing decolonially both at individual and collective levels.

 

Dr Suhraiya Jivraj: Director of the Centre for Sexuality, Race and Gender Justice, Kent Law School, University of Kent, UK. https://research.kent.ac.uk/sergj/people/ 

 

 

Veranstaltet von der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Geschlechterforschung und der FP Center Interdisziplinäre Geschlechterforschung Innsbruck (CGI) in Kooperation mit dem Büro für Gleichstellung und Gender Studies der Universität Innsbruck.

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