Workshop “Decolonize the Anthropology of Gender & Sexuality”

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Being a speaker of NAGS, PD Dr. Viola Thimm co-convenes the upcoming international workshop “Decolonize the Anthropology of Gender & Sexuality” at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain, held from 23rd to 24th of November 2023.
This workshop aims to discuss current debates and questions on decolonization from a feminist anthropological perspective and to stimulate (new) feminist visions and interventions of collective decolonizing strategies of Social & Cultural Anthropology in general and the Anthropology of Gender & Sexuality in particular. To achieve this goal, the two-day-workshop brings together EASA and early careers as well as established scholars to critically engage with current Anthropological theory and praxis while seeking to develop a common set of concepts, strategies, and tools to approach gender and sexuality from a decolonial perspective. This workshop is emebedded into the strong surge of intellectual and social movements from the global south claiming for the decolonization of knowledge production systems, especially those generated in academia, ongoing over the past decade. We consider that this topic is highly relevant to the progress of the anthropology of gender and sexuality in Europe since the decolonial project challenges the hegemony of existing Eurocentric/Western perspectives.
Keynote panel, 23rd of November 2023, 11am-1pm:
Elisabeth Stubberud. Associate Professor. Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture. Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Alyosxa Tudor. Chair and Reader in Gender Studies, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London.
More information can be gained from the program Workshop programme NAGS ENQA final.
This workshop is organized and convened by the speakers of the EASA Network for the Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality (NAGS) (Rafael Costa Cazarin De Brito, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; María Soledad Cutuli, Universidad Complutense de Madrid; Viola Thimm, FAU), and the speaker  of the EASA European Network for Queer Anthropology (ENQA) (Ignacio Elpidio Domínguez Ruiz, Universitat de Barcelona).