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Apr 9

Queer Liberalisms & Marginal Mobility

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This speaker series features four events which brings into conversation the contributors to the special issue “Queer Liberalisms and Marginal Mobility.” The special issue will be published by Ethnic and Racial Studies in Spring 2022. 

“Queer Liberalisms and Marginal Mobility” addresses queer migration through the intersectional lens of queer liberalisms, authoritarianism, and marginal mobilities. Globally, LGBTIQ+ rights form an inherent part of human rights discourse and politics. At the same time, this very human rights language is increasingly used by nation-states to defend their borders, control migration flows, and intensify discrimination and prejudice against the “other.” Using a socio-legal lens, this event series examines the interconnectedness of queer mobilities across and within different geographical, social and political contexts. 

Registration for this event is now closed. Thank you for joining our 2021 Queer Asylum Speaker series! 

You can find a captioned recording of this panel on the DHC's Vimeo page and a full list of the program's events below.

Queer Liberalisms and Marginal Mobility
April 9, 12:00-1:00 PM (EST)
Moderated by Andrea Ritchie
A conversation with special issue editors Bridget Anderson (University of Bristol), Fadi Saleh (University of Göttingen), Mengia Tschalaer (CUNY, University of Bristol)

Labour, Precarity, Survival, and Lived Experiences
April 16, 12:00-1:00 PM (EST)
Moderated by Bridget Anderson
Ailsa Winton (Independent Researcher) “Queer mobilities, labour precarity and messy survival” 
Razan Ghazzawi (University of Sussex) “Everyday racism and the precarious mobilities of asylum seekers and migrants in Lebanon”

Humanitarianism, Representation, Subjectivity, Photography
April 23, 12:00-1:00 PM (EST)
Moderated by Fadi Saleh
Anna Carastathis (Panteion University) and Myrto Tsilimpounidi (Panteion University) “Methodological Heteronormativity and Photography: A Queer Feminist Approach to Reproductions of the ‘Refugee Crisis’” 
Martha Balguera (University of Toronto-Mississauga) “Seeking refuge while trans: how legal and humanitarian orders contain nonbinary subjectivities in Mexico and the United States”

Inner Border Flight/Refugee
April 30, 12:00-1:00 PM (EST)
Moderated by Mengia Tschalaer
Eithne Luibheid (University of Arizona) “Sexual Citizenship, Pride Parades, and Queer Migrant Im/Mobilities” 
Samuel Ritholtz (University of Oxford) “Queer/Trans displacement in the United States and the theoretical borders of forced migration studies”


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RECORDING NOTICE: This online event will be recorded. Attendees will not have microphone or camera access during this online event; attendees' voices, likeness and/or images will not be captured by Barnard College. Written submission of questions may be shared through the Q&A function.