Events of ENQA
ENQA Workshop 2021: Futures beyond Crises, 16 & 17 Sept 2021
Politics of Crisis
- Valentini Sampethai (Panteion University): Solidarity and the affective politics of ‘crisis’
- Laura Stark (University of Jyväskylä): The violence unseen: how structural inequalities and the re-closeting of gender perpetuate physical violence against geis in urban Tanzania
- William Hébert (Carleton University): Crisis Narrative or Narrative Crisis? Trans Prisoners and the Story/ies of Canada’s Correctional Reform
Chair: Ellis Kokko (University of Edinburgh)
Re-thinking crisis and disaster through affect and embodiment
- Omer Aijazi (Brunel University): Disasters as betrayal
- Rishav Kumar Thakur (Columbia University): Travels through gondogul: immigrant presence and embodiment of crisis in Assam, India
- Olimpia Burchiellaro (University of Westminster): Homocapitalism, LGBT rights and corporate power in Kenya: on extraction and seduction
Chair: Lars Aaberg (SOAS)
Keynote address: Omar Kasmani (Freie Universität Berlin)
Crises, refusals and insurgencies
- Suparna Roy (University of Kalyani/Central Modern College of Education): Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: A Reflection on Indian Politics for a Future ‘Beyond Crisis’
- Maya El Helou (University of Toronto): In the verge of something, anything, Maybe nothing and maybe life or the lack of thereof: Queer and Feminist insurgencies in Urban Beirut
- A. Berkem Yanıkcan (Kadir Has University): Queering the Administration Crisis at Boğaziçi University: Sexual Politics and the Public University in Turkey
- Manuel Bolz (University of Hamburg): Queering Revenge: Medicalization and psychologization of emotions and affects of crisis
Chair: Tunay Altay (Berlin)
Alternative frameworks for crisis and care
- Monica Basbous (Architect, researcher, educator, map-maker, artist, Lebanon): Horizons beyond the world’s end
- Josep Almudéver Chanzà (University of Edinburgh/Independent Scholar): Of nails, varnish, and kisses: the CampCare of the decaying non-human
- Nadiya Chushak (Kiyv Mohyla Academy): Ethnography of human plant intimacies in Ukraine
- Todd Nicewonger (Virginia Tech University), Stacey Fritz (Cold Climate Housing Research Center, Fairbanks, Alaska) and Lisa McNair (Virginia Tech): Queering design in Alaska
Chair: Lars Aaberg (SOAS)
Town Hall meeting: mentoring
ENQA's third workshop: Writing difference, Writing differently in September 2019, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)/Germany
ENQA panels at EASA2018, Stockholm
- Cruising the frontiers of time and space: towards an anthropology of queer crossings (P035): https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2018#6431
- Queer and feminist ethnography on the move (P036): https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2018#6519
- Triangles of late liberalism: sexuality, nationalism, and the politics of race in Europe (P039): https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2018#6486
- (Un)Settling the discipline? The histories of queer_ing anthropology in Europe (P047): https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2018#6511
The pasts, presents, and futures of queer mobilities: transnational movements of ideas, concepts, and people
2nd Workshop of the European Network for Queer Anthropology (ENQA)
7th-8th of September, 2017 – Central European University, Budapest
Conference home page: https://enqa2017.wordpress.com/
Panel: Connection and contestation in queer anthropology (P140) EASA conference Milan 2016
Convenors: Shaka McGlotten (Purchase College-SUNY) and Margot Weiss (Wesleyan University)
This panel explored the future(s) of queer anthropology by attending to connections and contestations between anthropological and other ways of knowing, and between the concepts that ground our fields: queer, gender, sexuality, desire.:
Panel: Public and private redrawn: geosocial sex and the offline (P135) EASA conference Milan 2016
Convenors: Matthew McGuire (Cambridge) Michael Connors Jackman (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
ENQA board members participated in the annual meeting of the AAA in Minneapolis in November 2016.
Workshop: Queer Devices
On September 11-13 ENQA held its first workshop at the Central European University, Budapest. It gathered twenty scholars and scholar-activists from different countries, in different stages of their careers, to discuss their work, research collaborations, publishing initiatives, and network. The workshop organized two open panels at CEU on queer anthropology and the current refugee crisis in Europe, with specific focus on the Hungarian and southeast European perspectives.
Panel: Whatever is Happening to the Critical Study of Gender and Sexual Diversity in
EASA Conference Tallinn 2014.
The panel was well attended and spurred a roundtable debate among key participants/presenters. This was recorded and later transcribed into an essay format, as it will be published in an issue of Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, edited and with an introduction by Mark Graham (Stockholm University).
Panel: Same-sex Sexualities and Ethnic Minorities in Europe (P080). EASA Conference Tallinn
Co-sponsored with the Gender and Sexuality Network, this panel, too, generated much interest and thus assisted in building the profile of ENQA and the critical study of gender and sexuality in European Anthropology.
Business meeting at the EASA conference in Tallinn, 2014.
ENQA organized its first business meeting at the EASA conference, with about twenty-five attendees. We discussed plans for publishing, meetings, network building, organization, and support work more generally. We are working to follow up on these conversations in the year ahead, with particular focus on building support networks, furthering our digital communication platforms, and organizing events.