Dr Alfredo Carpineti
In this talk, Dr Alfredo Carpineti discusses his experience as a queer activist in science, technology, engineering, and maths. In particular, he focuses on the methods used in the development and success of his charitable trust Pride in STEM and establishing the International Day of LGBTQ+ People in STEM. He also frankly discusses the many limitations of advocating diversity as a charitable trust.
The image of the ‘researcher as worker’ is evocative, even symbolic, of ethnographies of work. However, this approach relies on forced segregation between employment and other strategies that workers may be involved in to secure their lives. While there is something to be gained from an exclusive focus on paid work, we need to attend to the question – what (or indeed ‘who’) do we lose from such exclusions in the study of work? In this talk, Asiya discusses the significance of ethnogr
Professor Dibyesh Anand
Focusing on the Indian state's occupation of Kashmir, this seminar puts forward different methods that can be deployed for a queering of postcolonial claims and colonial practices in order to foreground a progressive politics that is critical of complicity with nation-statism and enabling of freedom and justice. In doing so, the seminar will offer a productive lens in understanding not only how coloniality operates within non-Western contexts, but also engage with the contemporary political condition that enables violence in the Global South.
Drawing on her interactions with leaders of the Philippine Sex Workers Collective, and fifty other sex workers in the Philippines, Sharmila Parmanand addresses the challenges in adhering to a commitment to treat sex workers as partners in knowledge production while also critically reflecting upon their realities and navigating academic bureaucracy.
Dr Michael Erdman
In this talk, Curator of Turkish and Turkic Collections Dr Michael Erdman provides listeners with an overview of some of the collections’ highlights, with a particular focus on items in Turkish and Kurdish. He will also equip them with the tools to find items pertaining to their specific areas of specialty within the British Library’s considerable holdings.
This talk analyses feminist responses to Kurdish women's efforts to articulate their own struggle concepts and write their own history. Drawing on her personal experience in research and organizing, the speaker addresses the ways in which Kurdish women's representations of their own struggles are being policed and subjected to disciplinary discursive practices in different spaces.
Dr Justin Bengry
...Using sources ranging through early men’s magazines and erotic publications, film and theatre regulations, tabloids and popular newspapers, sources on fashion and retailing, government documents and parliamentary papers, business archives and oral histories, we can ask who benefited from commercial interest in homosexuality. And does the pink pound have a history?