Summer Semester 2019


QDFCT Lecture | “Feminists and indigenous struggles in Brazil and artistic contexts”

by Flavia Meireles (following discussion with Professor Bojana Kunst)

With the support of Frauen- und Gleichstellungsbeauftragte of JLUthe Research Network in Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformations (QDFCT) starts the Summer Semester 2019 with a lecture by Flavia Meireles (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).

The lecture addressed some contemporary relationships between grassroots social movements in Brazil and artistic contexts. What can be the connections between artistic activity and social transformation? What are the challenges of the work of the artist facing neoliberal production of subjectivity? Is there a way out of not being trapped in patriarchal, racial and colonial late capitalism? What are the new forms of exploitation and abuse of work?

Focusing on the urban indigenous struggle and the contemporary feminists claims in Rio de Janeiro (BR) Flavia Meireles pointed out some issues of claiming social justice in Latin American context and how art has an ambivalent position when it deals with its social dimensions.

Flavia Meireles (lecturer) is Full Dance Professor at CEFET-RJ (Brazil) and Ph.D. Candidate in Communication and Culture at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She is visiting researcher of the Angewandte Theaterwissenchaft (ATW) at Justus-Liebeg Universität (Giessen) with a scholarship from CAPES – Brasil. The present work was realized with the support of „Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior“ – Brasil (CAPES).

The lecture was recorded and can be found here.


Semester Program

The Research Network in Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformations (QDFCT) is happy to announce the programme for the summer semester 2019. With a semester opening lecture from Bojana Kunst (JLU Giessen) and Flavia Meireles (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) with the title ‚Feminists and indigenous struggles in Brazil and artistic contexts‘, we will start our programme on the 7th of May. At the same day, the successful Brown Bag Series offers a new round or peer-feedback in the term 2019. The Network is looking forward welcome you to our events and wishes you a pleasant start in the new semester.