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Queer Feminist Perspectives on Political Homophobia and Anti-Feminism in the Middle East and Europe

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This two-day digital conference aims to bring together researchers, activists, and community organizers to discuss how discourses and practices on gender and sexuality have evolved in the Middle East and Europe amid the rise of far-right and authoritarian movements.

Contributions can be reflective essays or research-based and address either region or both. For authors who would like to submit work beyond the scope of these regions, a short paragraph should detail how the submission will contribute to the conference key issues.

Key issues the conference will explore:

  • What are the sociopolitical factors shaping and connecting far-right discourses on gender and sexuality in the Middle East and Europe?
  • What are the discourses, practices, and collective actions that have been mobilized to challenge political homophobia, anti-feminisms, and related social justice issues, in local, regional, and transnational contexts?

Please submit an abstract (around 300 words) and a short bio by April 25, 2021 to queerfeministperspectives@gmail.com

For further details about the conference, see Queer Feminist Perspectives on Political Homophobia and Anti-Feminism in the Middle East and Europe | Call for Papers | Digital Conference September 24-25, 2021 | Center for Middle East Studies (brown.edu)