2017 Feminist Decolonial Politics Workshop

The focus of the Feminist Decolonial Politics workshop for the summer of 2017 is the work of Sara Ahmed.

Sara Ahmed is a feminist writer, scholar, and activist. She is the author of several books including: Differences that Matter: Feminist Theory and Postmodernism (1998); Strange Encounters: Embodied Others in Post-Coloniality (2000); The Cultural Politics of Emotion (2004); Willful Subjects; On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life (2012); The Promise of Happiness (2010); and Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Object, Others (2006). Her most recent text, Living Feminist Life, will be published in early 2017. You can access her blog feminist killjoys hereThe workshop concludes with a Skype conversation with Dr. Ahmed!

Anyone interested in participating in this workshop should submit an application that includes (a) a CV as well as (b) a cover letter stating why you are interested in the workshop. A rolling review of applications will begin on February 15th 2017. This workshop is intended primarily for graduate students, junior scholars, untenured faculty, or independent scholars, but we encourage all to apply. Applications should be sent directly to epaquet1@uncc.edu.

While we encourage all participants to apply to their departments for travel funding, we also recognise that this is not always possible. In an attempt to ensure that those who are underfunded or lack adequate support are able to participate, some travel funding is available for participants. The travel funding will be allocated on a sliding scale basis. Anyone who is in need of additional travel funding is asked to submit a statement of need along with their application, as well as a budget detailing how they would use the funds. For full consideration for a travel award, please apply by February 15th, 2017.

Travel funds were made possible through the small grant fund of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Chancellor’s Diversity Grant.

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