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Gender Matters: Transnational Feminisms

Transnational feminist movements have been one of the main political forces in the last few years. Mobilizing against restrictive gender norms, violence against women, and hyper exploitation of feminized labor, they challenge authoritarian and anti-feminist governments and tendencies as well as the capitalist mode of production at large. Other ways of relating and caring emerge in these struggles. These major mobilizations across the globe build heavily on transnational and translocal connections showing new ways for alliances working across the nexus of class, race and gender and well as global power relations.

How are transnational feminist solidarities practiced and negotiated? Which tools and methods are used? What are the challenges, ambivalences and limits that transnational feminisms face? Which concepts are put into practice, mobilized, reworked or reimagined? How can we make sense of the changes, openings and imaginations taking place in the movements?

This event is part of The New School’s Gender & Sexualities Studies Institute’s 2021 Gender Matters Symposium. The purpose of this symposium is to gather all New School faculty working on gender and sexuality studies in order to share ideas and visions for the new Gender & Sexualities Studies Institute while building bridges between the different divisions and schools. By facilitating discussions between faculty and bringing in external keynote speakers, we aim to nurture a vibrant GSSI community internally but also build connections and bridges with the outside world, joining efforts to promote existing gender and sexualities studies.

Speakers: Veronica Gago, Nadje Al-Ali, and Eva von Redecker.

Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link in advance.