*SOGI: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
On 8 November 2018, INCISE Visiting Professor Dr. Ulrike E. Auga reported on the state of Gender Studies and academic freedom in Hungry and Europe at a hearing in the European Parliament.
The politically motivated non-re-registration of Gender Studies in Hungary in October 2018 prompted numerous protests. Responding to a letter from the International Association for Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies (RINGS), an association of more than 60 internationally renowned gender research institutions, the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Brussels invited RINGS members for an exchange of views. At the public meeting of the committee on November 8, 2018, Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga (INCISE) and Dr. Annette von Alemann (Paderborn) presented their statements, which beyond Hungary reported further attacks of the political right wing on scientific research, Gender Studies as an academic discipline and LGBTIQ* life in Europe including Germany. The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality expressed its deep concern about the paradigm shift in the nature of the attacks. After the meeting, the experts received numerous requests from parliamentarians.
Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga and Dr. Annette von Alemann participated in the hearing as the two experts at the invitation of Vilija Blinkevičiūtė MEP, the chairperson of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.
The meeting of the committee with the statements and discussion has been recorded and is available as a free stream under the following link:
A translation into different languages is available. The statements reflect the individual views of the authors.
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Auga is professor for Gender, Cultural and Religious Studies. She is a permanent fellow at the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin and the Center of Theological Inquiry (CTI), Princeton and works as visiting professor at the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE), Canterbury Christ Church University (UK). In 2018 she also taught at the Gender Equality Studies and Training Program of the United Nations University (UNU-GEST) in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Dr. Annette von Alemann is a sociologist, gender expert and currently visiting professor at Paderborn University.
Committee Meeting | Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM)
Hearing Exchange of Views about Gender Studies in Hungary
RINGS – The International Research Association of Institutions of Advanced Gender Studies
Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga, INCISE and ZtG, Humboldt University of Berlin
Dr. Annette von Alemann, Paderborn University
|Experts’ Hearing (full-length)||10:42:35 – 11:41:36|
|Experts’ Hearing (Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga)||10:55:32 – 11:15:39|
|Experts’ Hearing (Dr. Annette von Alemann, Prof. Dr. Ulrike E. Auga)||10:45:12 – 11:15:39|
Via the icon “Tonspur/ Soundtrack” a simultaneous translation of the committee meeting into different languages can be activated.
Dr S.N. Nyeck has joined INCISE today as Visiting Senior Research Fellow.
SN has earned her PhD in Political Science 2013 from the University of California Los Angeles, UCLA.
Her dissertation is titled The Political Economy of Ways and Means: Procurement Contracts and Development in Africa (1620-1919).
SNs areas of interest include
➢ Political Economy of Freedom as Development; Government Outsourcing/Public Procurement; Public Sector Reform; non-State Actors; Public Policy; Governance; Identity; Economics
➢ Sexuality, Religion and Politics, Human Rights (LGBTQI),
SNs expertise lies in public private-partnerships for development with a focus on developing countries (Africa); leadership in multicultural and transnational settings, multicultural communication, public speaking, grantwriting, strategic planning and evaluation, high-level negotiation, policy communication, writing and editing; data analysis (quantitative and qualitative).
Dr Nyeck will add a much needed and very welcome queer African voice to INCISEs intersectional scholarship and projects.
Follow SN on twitter: @DrSNNyeck
Check out her two edited volumes
Public Procurement Reform and Governance in Africa (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016)
Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory and Citizenship (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013)
INCISE Launch celebration (PDF)
Friday, 14 October 2016
Location – Michael Berry Lecture Theatre, CCCU, North Holmes Campus, Canterbury
|17:45||Welcome by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rama Thirunamachandran|
|18:00||Keynote speaker followed by Q&A
Professor Naomi Goldenberg (Ottawa)
Queer Theory Meets Critical Religion
|19:00||Close by Dr Keith McLay, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities|
Islam and Social Justice
2016-2017 Lecture/research seminar series
(Mondays, fortnightly, 5-6pm, venue Lg16 (subject to change), CCCU, North Holmes Campus, Canterbury)
|17 Oct||Sheikha Halima Krausen (Hamburg): Islam and Social Justice||video|
|31 Oct||Bojan Koltaj: Žižek on Islam||video|
|14 Nov||Fahid Qurashi: Muslim Radicalisation in Britain|
|28 Nov||Lynn Revell: Islamophobia||video|
|05 Dec||Wim Peumans (University of Witwatersrand) – Queer Muslims in Belgium||video|
|23 Jan||Simon Hayhoe (Bath University): Islamic and Christian Perspectives on Disability||video|
|06 Feb||Tanya Halldórsdóttir: Islam and Gender in Yemen||video|
|20 Feb||Rami Younes: Islam and Social Justice: Perspectives from Syria||video|
|06 Mar||Zulfi Ali: Islam and Social Justice: Perspectives from Pakistan||video|
Leonardo Raznovich LL.B (Buenos Aires) LL.M (Harvard) DPhil (Oxford) joins INCISEs Queering Paradigms team as Senior Research Fellow.
A practising barrister in England and Wales and former Law Lecturer at Truman Bodden Law School of the Cayman Islands, Leo return to his old home institution Canterbury Christ Church University where he taught law in torts, dispute resolution, evidence law, jurisprudence and human rights between 2003 and 2012 and headed the Law and Dispute Resolution unit (2008-2010).
He is currently the Education Officer of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Law Committee of the International Bar Association for the biennium 2016-2017.