I CGFs seminarie serie presenterar inbjudna gäster såväl som forskare vid Karlstads universitet aktuella forskningsfrågor och projekt inom det genusvetenskapliga området. Seminarierna är öppna och hålls på engelska.
Trans bodies, affects and vulnerability (Double seminar)
Wednesday 11/4, 15.00– 16:45, Room Hus 5a:415
Luca Tainio, University of Tampere and Wibke Straube, Center for Gender Studies, Karlstad University
Luca Tainio, Gender Studies, University of Tampere
Pink-black block activism, vulnerability and trans politics
Abstract: My paper addresses notions of radical vulnerability, emotions and experiences within pink-black blocks as well as wider grassroot activism. I am asking what does activism feel like, what inspires action and how can we use notions such as love, rage and vulnerability in our work as activists but also as scholars. I am approaching my material within the theoretical frame of trans studies, and discussing my questions through and with interviewees from different anarchofeminist projects and collectives. The seminar will be based on a circulated text. Please contact me if you wish to attend and receive the text: email@example.com
Bio: Luca Tainio (M.Soc.Sci) is a PhD student from the University of Tampere. His master´s thesis focused on the discourses on transgender in Finnish medical journals, and currently he is working on his PhD on trans-anarchism and activism. Locating himself on the field of transgender studies, Luca is interested in questions of emotions, bodies, resistance and solidarity, and combining activism and academic work.
Wibke Straube, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University
Toxic matter. Anthropocentric affects and trans bodies in art and film
Abstract: Following Malin Ah-King and Eva Hayward’s problematisation of the “politics of purity” I will investigate in this talk discourses on toxicity, the history of transgender bodies as ‘impure’ and the linkages between ecological affects and ethics of response-ability (Haraway) in the Anthropocene. By wondering how trans bodies in particular will be and are affected by the environmental crisis and climate change I trace how the intersection of ecology and trans bodies is interrogated in art and film.
Bio: Wibke Straube, PhD, works as Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Gender Studies (CGF), Karlstad University. They completed their dissertation in 2014 entitled Trans Cinema and its Exit Scapes. A Transfeminist Reading of Utopian Sensibility and Gender Dissidence in Contemporary Film (2014). Wibke’s work is located the areas of transgender studies and feminist cultural studies with a focus on new feminist materialism, ecocriticism and affect theory.
Why are we brothers? Male siblings and the masculine mystique of required affection.
Wednesday 9/5, 15.15 -16.45, Room Hus 5a:415
Andreas Henriksson, post doc, Center for Gender Studies, Karlstad University
Abstract: Many societies uphold a social requirement of affection between male siblings. Not rarely, it is the only socially required same-sex affection that men encounter besides filial love. However, how is this affection and its requirement understood? And how does it speak to the masculinity that brothers share? In this presentation, I draw on interviews with brothers in Namibia and Sweden, as well as cultural representations of brotherhood, to discuss loyalty, violence, collaboration, obedience and other forms through which brotherly love is lived and narrated.
Bio: Andreas Henriksson is a post doc researcher at the Center for Gender Studies at Karlstad University. Andreas does research in Gender Studies, Social Theory and Sociological Theory. His current project is 'Familial brothers - masculinity, intimacy and belonging'. His research also covers singledom and dating practices. After his dissertation in 2014 Organising Intimacy - Exploring Heterosexual Singledoms at Swedish Singles Activities, he has published extensively in these research areas.
Legacies of Transitions
Tuesday – Wednesday 19-20/6
International Workshop at the Center for Gender Studies co-arranged with the research network “Ongoing Legacies of Discrimination and Violence Network” at the Fay Gale Centre for Gender Studies, University of Adelaide, Australia.
This workshop invites scholars to imagine the legacies of injustices done to those who transition, those who are in a state of translation and those who are in a state of being caught in between gatekeeping systems of discrimination. We are currently observing an increasingly polarised political landscape in the western world and beyond, and where refugees, people of non-normative sexualities, indigenous populations and migrants and in general people who transgresses borders are being targeted. In this workshop we will address various states of vulnerability and transition.
The OLIRN research network is concerned with interrogating contemporary and future approaches to ongoing impacts of social injustice and inequalities associated with gender, sexuality, ethnicity and Indigeneity. This research network focuses on temporality and intersectionality, topics of research might include: migration, incarceration, child protection, legacies of conflict and war, sexual violence, aging and health and re-imagining the future. For more info about the network see https://www.adelaide.edu.au/gender/research/olirn/