Avlyst /cancelled: Queer Epistemicide? Anti-gender knowledge politics and attacks on SOGIE rights

Open Lecture: Dr. Haley McEwen reflects upon findings in the SAIH report on the anti-gender backlash (Dr. McEwen will participate by skype)

Illustration from cover photo of SAIH-report, photo credit: Divyakant Solanki.

Dr. Haley McEwen is author of a SAIH-report on the anti-gender backlash (Oslo, 10 March, Facebook).

Unfortunately she had to cancel her Tromsø visit on 12 March, but she will be with us by skype to reflect upon her findings.

SAIH campaign: The Domino-effect

McEwen is researcher at The Wits Centre for Diversity Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

In this talk, McEwen will analyse the anti-gender movement and its efforts to discredit gender studies as a legitimate field of academic research. The notion of ‘epistemicide’, which has been articulated within decolonial philosophy as a mechanism of geo-political conquest and domination, is used to understand efforts by anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-feminist advocacy to delegitimise queer bodies and through the discrediting of queer and feminist knowledges.

This event is co-hosted by SAIH and the Contemporary Gender Research Group at the Centre for Women's and Gender Research, UiT.


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Når: 12. mars 2020 kl. 13.15–14.30
Hvor: Centre for Women's and Gender Research, Breiviklia N-119
Studiested: Tromsø
Målgruppe: ansatte, Studenter
Kontakt: Ellen Marie Jensen