QueerRunde: Zurich ’24

The two-day workshop “QueerRunde: New directions in the anthropology of gender and sexuality” brings together anthropologists based in Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands working in the field of Gender and Sexuality Studies. The event creates a collegial space for presenting and discussing participants’ current research as well as for networking between junior and senior scholars at different stages of their careers. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Working Group “Gender & Sexualities | Queer Anthropology” of the German Anthropological Association. For more information, please contact Stefan Binder (stefan.binder@isek.uzh.ch) and Anne Kukuczka (anne.kukuczka@uzh.ch).

Thursday, May 16

16:00 – 17:00

Welcome by Workshop Organizers and Informal Networking

17:00 – 18:30

Prof. George Paul Meiu, University of Basel

Public Keynote: Underlayers of Citizenship: Queer Objects, Intimate Exposure, and the Rescue Rush in Kenya

19:00 onwards

Dinner for Workshop Participants

Friday, May 17


Arrival and Welcome

9:15 – 10:00

Yicun Jin (PhD candidate), University of Amsterdam

Autonomy and its dilemma: The entanglement of politics and commerce in a sex club in Amsterdam

Discussant: José Meléndez Duarte, M.A (PhD Candidate), University of Bern

10:00 – 10:45

Dr. Marion Wettstein (Postdoctoral Researcher), Heidelberg University

Queer answers to Nepali cultural heritage: The case of “rainbow teej”

Discussant: Dr. Kumud Rana (Lecturer/Assistant Professor), Lancaster University

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:00

Luay Ranko (PhD candidate), University of Cologne

From Damascus to Berlin: Coming Out Journeys of Muslim Gays. Renegotiating Religion, Reproducing Masculinity, Redefining Morality

Discussant: Dr. Serena Dankwa (Postdoctoral Researcher), University of Basel

12:00 – 12:45

Dr. Ursula Probst (Postdoctoral Researcher), Freie Universität Berlin

Precarious Freedoms. Sex Work and the Ambivalences of “European” Liberties in Berlin

Discussant: Prof. Wikke Jansen, Heidelberg University

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00

Wrap-Up and Final Discussion

General Information

Organizing Team
Dr. Stefan Binder
Anne Kukuczka, M.A.
Enya Sarina Fritschy

University of Zurich
Andreasstrasse 15
CH-8050 Zurich
Room AND-3-02 (Thursday)
Room AND-5-03 (Friday)

Cite this blog post
mxschnepf (2024, April 29). QueerRunde: Zurich ’24. AnthroDesires. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/xv8b

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