Thursday, October 7, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
About the Lecture
Over the years following the Syrian Uprisings of March 2011, there has been an unprecedented global interest in and proliferation of representations of Syrian queer and trans* populations, who became primarily known and represented through the framework of being “LGBT refugees seeking humanitarian protection and asylum." This talk explores the politics of and problems with these hegemonic representations of Syrian LGBT communities and queer and trans* life in Syria, and suggests different theoretical, methodological, and analytical approaches to archiving and writing queer and trans* histories beyond Western humanitarian discourses and knowledge production frameworks.
Queering the Middle East and its Diasporas Lecture Series
Supported by the Herbert H. Goldberger Lectureships Fund
Cosponsored by the LGBTQIA+ Thinking Initiative, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women