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.
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.