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Queer Feminist Perspectives On Political Homophobia And Anti-Feminism In The Middle East And Europe

Digital Conference
  • Wann 24.09.2021 00:00 bis 25.09.2021 23:59
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Humboldt University of Berlin’s Department of Diversity and Social Conflict in cooperation with Brown University and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung



This two-day digital conference aims to bring together researchers, activists, and community organizers to discuss how discourses on gender and sexuality have evolved in the Middle East and Europe amid the rise of far-right and authoritarian movements.
Our conference has three objectives. First, to situate far-right and authoritarian actors in  their respective socio-historical contexts, and second, to discuss how political homophobia and anti-feminism have developed as core ideological elements of the far right in a local  transregional framework.
Finally, the conference aims to shed light on local, transregional, and global responses to homophobia and anti-feminism in the respective regions. Queer and feminist paradigms will significantly contribute to our conversation about the far right and social justice.
By adopting this lens, we bring an intersectional perspective to the study of sex, sexuality, gender, and intimacy: one that builds on the awareness of diverse context boundaries while focusing on the non-normative expressions, practices, identities, and desires at a time of a resurgence of far-right nationalisms.

Konzeption und Organisation

Tunay Altay
Prof. Dr. Gökçe Yurdakul
Prof. Dr. Nadje Al-Ali
Prof. Dr. Katharina Galor




Deniz Kandiyoti

Emeritus Professor in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London
Author of Concubines, Sisters and Citizens: Identities and Social Transformation (1997)
editor of Gender, Governance and Islam (2019): Fragments of Culture; The Everyday of
Modern Turkey (2002)


Phillip Ayoub

Associate Professor in the Department of Diplomacy & World Affair at Occidental College and Fellow in the Centre for International Security at the Hertie School
Author of When States Come Out: Europe’s Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility (2016); editor of LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe: A Rainbow Europe? (2014)


Weitere Informationen

Call for Papers



Semester: Sommersemester 2021

ZtG-Veranstaltungskategorie: Gender-Veranstaltungen der Institute/Fakultäten der HU