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Practicing Intersectionality in Activism, Politics, and Research

Nov 30, 2023 - Dec 01, 2023
Conference 'Practicing Intersectiothnality in Research, Activism and Politics' & celebration of the 5 Anniversary of the Master Program Gender, Intersectionality and Politics 30-11 - 1-12-2023

Conference 'Practicing Intersectiothnality in Research, Activism and Politics' & celebration of the 5 Anniversary of the Master Program Gender, Intersectionality and Politics 30-11 - 1-12-2023

International Conference & 5th Anniversary of the MA Program Gender, Intersectionality and Politics

CONFERENCE DAY ONE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2023 Hörsaal A, Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin

15:00 – 15:30   Registration

15:30 – 16:00   Welcome Notes & Introduction

16:00 – 17:45   Panel 1: Black Feminist Activism

Jihad Yagoubi | Framing the intersections of northern African Black feminist thought and activism: Sketching the boundaries of a blueprint

Juliana Streva | Quilombo Tactics: Afrodiasporic Poethics and Politics of Vitality

Pamela Ohene-Nyako | Caught in a Vice: Black Female Activists in France and le droit à la différence culturelle, 1970s-1990s

17:45 – 18:15   Coffee break

18:15 – 19:45   Keynote by Tiffany N. Florvil | Mobilizing Black Germany. Afro- German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement

19:45 – 21:00   Reception

CONFERENCE DAY TWO: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2023 Hörsaal A & B, Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin

8:45 – 9:15      Registration

9:15 – 10:45    2 parallel panels:

Panel 2: Intersectionality in Social and Care Policies (Hörsaal A)

Laura Andrea Álvarez Tobar | Intersectional Analysis of Social Policy Legislation: a Case Study of Spain

Manuela Stein da Silva Barbosa | Intersectional Inequalities in the Context of Care Work in Brazil

Cari_na Maier | Reflections upon intersectional perspectives on care within feminist theory

Panel 3: Intersectionality in the EU (Hörsaal B)

Petra Debusscher, Eva Luna Maes | Intersectionality in the European Union: a framework for policy analysis

Laura Eigenmann, Bontu Lucie Gutschke, Kathrin Zippel | Intersectional transformation or ‘gender equality +’? Intersectionality in EU policies on research and science

Liza Mügge | Intersectionalizing European politics: Bridging gender and ethnicity

10:45 – 11:15  Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45  2 parallel panels

Panel 4: Intersectionality in Higher Education (Hörsaal B)

Elena Aoun, Alena Sander | The intersectional killjoy at the university

Katharina Heermann | The significance of diversity and social processes in law studies and the legal profession – A mixed- methods survey at Freie Universität Berlin

Panel 5: Intersectionality in Knowledge Production (Hörsaal A & online)

Antoine Louette | Intersectional fieldwork: Studying Police Brutality as a Middle-Class White Male

Aneri Vora | The Travels and Travails of Intersectionality: A Critical Appraisal of its Conceptual Applicability/Utility in the Context of India

Jo Krishnakumar & Vibhavari Desai | “It was meant to be one Instagram post”: Building Trans/form, a Community-Led Tool to Understand Anti-Trans Violence in India

12.45 – 14:15 Lunch break

14:15 – 15:45 Round table

Beyond Buzzwords: Interrogating Intersectionality in Academia and Activist practice (organised by students of the MA program Gender, Intersectionality and Politics)

15:45 – 16.15 Coffee break

16.15 - 18:00  Panel 6: Intersectionality, Migration and Activism

Tunay Altay, Gölce Yurdakul | Undoing one-dimensional immigrant: Revisiting difference through postmigrant paradigm in Germany

Karolina Lebek | Emotions, intersectionality and feminism activism: emotional responses to the practice of intersectionality in the transnational feminist movement in Berlin

Lee Eisold | Prioritisations and coalition building in a white-led antiracist activist landscape | Drawing on understandings of intersectionality in (antiracist) activism in Flanders, Belgium

18.00              Closing remarks: Gülay Çağlar

18.15 – 22.00 Get together

organised by the Student Council of the Master Gender, Intersectionality and Politics