Centre for Gender Research

Living a Feminist Life – A guest seminar with Sara Ahmed

  • Date: 5/10/2017 at 3:15 PM 5:00 PM
  • Location: Engelska parken Engelska parken Hus 1: sal 0062
  • Lecturer: Sara Ahmed
  • Organizer: Centre for Gender Research and CemFor at Uppsala University
  • Contact person: Ulrika Dahl
  • Seminarium

Living a Feminist Life – A guest seminar with Sara Ahmed

Chair: Ulrika Dahl, Associate professor of gender studies, Uppsala University

In her new book, Living a Feminist Life (Duke UP 2017) Sara Ahmed suggests that 'living a feminist life is how we connect with and draw upon each other in our shared project of dismantling worlds.' To live a feminist life is to be a feminist at work. In this se

Sara Ahmed is an independent feminist writer and scholar. She has previously held academic posts at Lancaster University and Goldsmiths, University of London. Her most recent books are: Living a Feminist Life (2017); Willful Subjects (2014); On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life (2012) and The Promise of Happiness (2010).  She has had two texts translated into Swedish by TankeKraft: Vithetens Hegemoni (with an Introduction by Ulrika Dahl) in 2011 and Att Leva Feministiskt in 2017.

Ulrika Dahl is a femmeinist writer, cultural anthropologist and associate professor of gender studies at Uppsala University. Recent works include ’Femmebodiment: Notes on the queer feminine shapes of vulnerability’ (Feminist Theory, 2016) and the books The Geopolitics of Nordic and Russian Gender Research 1975-2005 (with Ulla Manns and Marianne Liljeström, 2016) and Skamgrepp: Femme-inistiska Essäer(2014). She wrote the introduction to Sara Ahmed’s Vithetens hegemoni (2011) and is also senior editor of the Nordic LGBTQ studies journal lambda nordica.

Information about the event:

Registration is mandatory. Participation is limited to 30 people, priority will be given to PhD students. Please sign up by emailing a brief motivation for your interest in the seminar to Ulrika.dahl@gender.uu.se.

The seminar will be followed by a reception at the Centre for Gender Research.