Digital Conference, September 24 – 25, 2021

Queer Feminist Perspectives conference is organized by Humboldt University of Berlin’s Department of Diversity and Social Conflict in cooperation with Brown University and 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, building on existing research about gender and sexuality, to discuss how political homophobia and anti-feminism have developed as core ideological elements of the far right in a local and 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.

The conference team have compiled a list of Queer Feminist resources we feel are relevant and important, including books, articles, websites and other forms of media. Over time, this page will be updated and new resources will be added. We hope that the list will be useful for your future learning and research.