News

Brown Bag Series Sommer Term 2019: Danijela Majstorović’s (the University of Banja Luka): „Space-taking Politics and Post-Socialist Affects: Articulating Direct Democracy on the European Periphery.

The QDFCT Network launches on the 7th May it’s Brown Bag Series for the Sommer Term 2019. Our associate Danijela Majstorović’s (the University of Banja Luka) presents „Space-taking Politics and Post-Socialist Affects: Articulating Direct Democracy on the European Periphery.“ As in the previous Brown Bag Series of QDFCT, we will be meeting again this semester to share and get feedback on our ongoing, unfinished projects/ideas in a rather comfortable and safe environment over lunch-time.

‚Feminists and indigenous struggles in Brazil and artistic contexts‘ by Bojana Kunst (JLU, ATW) and Flavia Meireles (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

The QDFCT Network invited Bojana Kunst (JLU Gießen) and FLavia Meireles (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) for the semester opening to present the lecture ‚Feminists and indigenous struggles in Brazil and artistic contexts‘. The lecture will take place on the 7th of May at 4 pm. in R.202, Alten Steinbacher Weg 44.

QDFCT Lecture series | „Die Haitianische Revolution – queer gelesen“ Jeanette Ehrmann

The lecture series “Queer and Feminist Approaches in the Study of Coloniality and Racism” organized by the Research Network in Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformations (QDFCT) continues this semester with three more presentations. With the support of Frauen- und Gleichstellungsbeauftragte of JLU and the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Jeanette Ehrmann (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen) will hold the second lecture of the series, „Die Haitianische Revolution – queer gelesen“ in E207, Philosophikum II, on the 23rd of January.

***The presentation will be in German***Die Haitianische Revolution (1791-1804) gilt als die historisch erste und einzige erfolgreiche Revolution versklavter Menschen. Weil sich diese Emanzipation den Kategorien kolonialer Wissensregime entzieht, ist sie bis heute eine Leerstelle in den unterschiedlichen Traditionen europäisch-nordamerikanischer Theoriebildung. Als wirkmächtiges Symbol der Befreiung von Kolonialismus und Rassismus ist die Revolution hingegen bis heute ein zentraler Bezugspunkt für emanzipatorische Theorien und Praktiken von Schwarzen Menschen und People of Color. Entlang der Black Radical Tradition wird der Vortrag die anhaltende Aktualität und Radikalität der Haitianischen Revolution als Modell dekolonialer und rassismuskritischer Emanzipation herausstellen. Gleichzeitig ermöglichen queere Aktualisierungen der Revolution im heutigen Haiti eine intersektionale Kritik und Erweiterung ihrer emanzipatorischen Versprechen.Jeanette Ehrmann ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Politikwissenschaft der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen und Mitglied des QDFCT – Research Network in Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms, and Cultural Transformations. Sie promovierte zum Thema „Tropen der Freiheit. Die Haitianische Revolution und die Dekolonisierung des Politischen“ und war Gastforscherin an der Université Paris-1-Panthéon Sorbonne, an der Université d’État d’Haïti und an der University of Oxford. Ihr aktuelles Projekt entwickelt eine postkolonial-feministische Demokratiekritik.

***The location of this event has been changed to E207, Phil II***

QDFCT Workshop | Revisited: Ivan Illich on Conviviality, Liberation and Global Entanglement

Wann01.02.2019 
von 09:30 bis 16:30
WoSenatssaal, Uni-Hauptgebäude, Ludwigstraße 23
NameÇiçek Uygun ( Cicek.Uygun@gcsc.uni-giessen.de)
Termin übernehmen vCal
 iCal

Program:

9:30 – 10:00 Arrival 

10:00 – 10:15: Greetings and Introduction by Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez and Reimer Gronemeyer

***             

10:15 – 11:15: Keynote by Barbara Duden

Ivan Illich’s „No, thank you!“ to „Substantive life“ and the Management of „Ethics“

11:15 – 11:45:  Discussion

Chair: Reimer Gronemeyer

 ***

11:45 – 13:00: Lunch break

***

13:00 – 14:00: Reimer Gronemeyer & Michaela Fink

School Dropouts in Subsaharan Africa

14:00 – 14:30: Comments by Jonas Metzger & Faith Oloruntoba

Chair: Sebastian Garbe

***

14:30 – 15:00: Coffee break

***

15:00 – 15:30: Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez

Transversal Conviviality: Ethics & Political Practice

15:30 – 16:00: Comments by Marah Theuerl and Danijela Majstorović

Chair: Andreea Racleş

***

16:00 – 16:30: Comments on the day by Rhoda Reddock

Chair: Çiçek Uygun

HERstories: What happened to Marielle Franco?

The Research Network in Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformations is happy to announce the next conversation with our associate Katucha Bento (University of Leeds) on the 5th of Decembre at 4pm in Philosophikum II, Building E, R. 207

Katuchas background is rooted in the Black Movement in Brazil, school of samba and Black feminism. She did her BA in Sociology and Politics at the Fundação Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo with a partial grant from a project called Políticas da Cor (Politics of Colour) funded by Ford Foundation. She studied a MA in Sociology at the University of Barcelona where she also worked as researcher with Transgender Women in Spain analysing the public Heath Care during the transition. Her MA research was on the construction of white lesbian desire challenging paradigms of whiteness and the possibilities of activism in the LGBTQI community. Katucha is currently in a doctorate programme at the University of Leeds researching how Black Brazilian Women emotionally negotiate politics of “Othering” in the United Kingdom and a visiting researcher at Leeds Beckett University. Her areas of interests are emotional laden of diaspora, Black Feminisms, Decoloniality, Critical Race Studies, Critical Rhetorical Analysis and Education.

QDFCT Opening:Carol Boyce Davies and Rhoda Reddock

QDFCT_Davies-Reddock-conversation_FINAL-page-001

The Research Network in Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformations (QDFCT) is happy to announce the conversation event „20th Century Left Feminisms: A Decolonial Reading“ on the 7th of November, 4 – 6 pm in MFR at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC).
With the support of Frauen- und Gleichstellungsbeauftragte of JLU, Carole Boyce Davies (Cornell University) and Rhoda Reddock (The University of West Indies) will be joining us at the event. Carole Boyce Davies is a professor of English and Africana Studies. She has held distinguished professorships at a number of institutions, including the Herskovits Professor of African Studies and Professor of Comparative Literary Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. She is the author of Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject (Routledge, 1994) and Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones (Duke University Press, 2008). Rhoda Reddock is Professor of Gender and Development and Head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies. Her academic career included positions at Cipriani Labour College and at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague as well as the Institute for Social and Economic Research and the Department of Sociology, UWI St. Augustine campus. She was actively involved in the process leading up to the institutionalisation of gender studies at UWI and assumed her current position in 1994. Her publications include seven books, three monographs, four special journal issues and over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Semester Program 18/19

QDFCT_EVENTS_1819_DEF_02-page-001

This winter semester, the Research Network in Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformations (QDFCT) starts the term with the event „20th Century Left Feminisms: A Decolonial Reading.“ Carole Boyce Davies (Cornell University) and Rhoda Reddock (The University of West Indies) will be joining us at the event on the 7th of November, 4 – 6 pm in MFR at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC). Further events during the semester are being planned.

PROGRAM

07.11.2018 | 20th Century Left Feminisms: A Decolonial Reading.

Carole Boyce Davies (Cornell University) and Rhoda Reddock (The University of West Indies)

16.00-18.00, MFR GCSC


05.12.2018 | HERstories : What happened to Marielle Franco?

Katucha Bento (The University of Leeds)

16.00-18.00, Philosophikum I, B29


23.01.2019 | Die Haitianische Revolution – queer gelesen

Jeanette Ehrmann (Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen)

16.00-18.00, E207, Philosophikum II,


01.02.2019 | Revisited: Ivan Illich on Conviviality, Liberation, and Global Entanglement

von 10:00 bis 16:30, Senatssaal, Uni-Hauptgebäude, Ludwigstraße 23


06.02.2019 | Forschung als politisches Projekt: Kritische Ansätze politischer Forschung am Beispiel Trans Studies

Persson Perry Baumgartinger (Mozarteum & Universität Salzburg)

16.00-18.00, Philosophikum I, B25


08.02.2019 | New Insights to Material Feminisms: Labour, Migration, and Coloniality