GenSeM Online Symposium 22-23 Sept. 2021 12.00-2.45 (BST)

We are very happy to invite you to GenSeM's first online symposium.

Over two days, we will discuss the gendered nature of social boundaries, ways individuals of migrant backgrounds have challenged them, and how art can become a way to express belonging and to analyse & share migration experiences. 

The event will take place on September 21-22, 2021 12.00-2.45 (BTS) both days. Delegates will also be able to join the online exhibition The Strength of Friendship, with original photographs by Fotonomads - a Photo Collective with amateur photographers who are or have been seeking asylum in the UK.

Please find the full programme below.

The event is obviously free, but please register here

We look forward to welcoming you there. 

Regards, GenSeM


GenSeM online symposium 22-23 September, 2021. -- PROGRAMME

September 22nd
12-12.55 Keynote, Professor Gökce Yurdakul (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) Beyond "BioNtech": Gendered Racialization and Germany's Post-Migrant Role Models

1.15- 2.45 Roundtable: Queer migrants & asylum seekers - Everyday bordering and negotiating belonging.
Dr Nina Held, University of Sussex
Moud Goba, Micro Rainbow

Dr Lukaz Szulc, University of Sheffield
Dr Francesca Stella, University of Glasgow
Moderator: Vitor Lopes-Andrade University of Sussex

September 23rd
12-12.55 Keynote, Dr Sandrine Colard (Rutgers University) From 1960s vernacular photography to the contemporary :  Afropolitanism,  gender and race in African arts.

1.15- 2.45 Round table: Where do art, gender, and migration meet?
Professor Umut Erel, Open University
Lily Parrott & Laura Stahnke, Migration Collective
Dr Federica Mazzara, University of Westminster
Moderator: Carolina Triana-Cuéllar, University of Sussex