Starting from a set of troubling questions on the futures of feminist and queer solidarities, this online conference seeks to explore, historicize and rethink the ways in which solidarity, connectivity, materiality, and mobility have been shaped in various constellations of feminist and queer movements and scholarship. The organizers invite contributions that further theorize these dynamics in order to disrupt colonialisms and capitalisms, and their variant manifestations through ecocide, militarism, authoritarianisms, precarization, violence, and inequality. Of particular interest are the explorations of feminist and queer solidarities through the framework of transnationally entangled presents and histories to further theorize the various ways in which connectivities, materialities, and mobilities occur. With this conference we seek to influence future agendas for building solidarities, liveabilities, memories, communities and spaces/places in a shared world.
Confirmed keynote speakers
Aristea Fotopoulou KRI Innovation Fellow/AHRC Leadership Fellow, the University of Brighton, UK
Adi Kuntsman Senior Lecturer in Digital Politics, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Futures of Feminist and Queer Solidarities is an explorative conference in a small format. Across the three days of the conference, all presentations will take place through an online platform with no offline activities and no necessity to travel. The platform will open two weeks before the conference and participants will be invited to read and comment on each other’s extended abstracts on the online platform. Paper presentations can be pre-recorded and uploaded to the platform or presented live online. Please note that each presentation should not be longer than 15 minutes. A chat space will be open for questions and comments to the presenters.
Abstract submission deadline: May 30, 2020.