Talk by Chandra Frank followed by a Q&A chaired by Dr Akanksha Mehta
In this talk, I will weave together stories and reflections on researching the feminist and queer Black, Migrant and Refuge Movement and their transnational counterparts in the Netherlands in the 1980s. I envision the exchanges, flows, and circulation of ideas, movements and people through the water. Subverting the well-known colonial infrastructure and imaginary of the Dutch canals, I seek to re-imagine a landscape of circles that intersect with other waterways, thereby offering an innovative methodological approach to doing transnational research.
Chandra Frank is a feminist researcher and curator. Her work focuses on the role of archives, queer diaspora, and the politics of care. Chandra has published in peer-reviewed journals and exhibition catalogues, including Feminist Review, the Small Axe VLOSA catalogue, The Place is Here publication and the collection Tongues. Her curated exhibitions include Re(as)sisting Narratives, Fugitive Desires, and Proclamation 73 (co-curated with Zara Julius). Chandra set up the short courses Bad Girls: Representations of Race and Gender and Masters of Sex: Feminisms, Sexuality and the Archive currently still running at Goldsmiths. She lectures in queer of colour theory, critical race studies and gender studies.
Dr Akanksha Mehta is a lecturer in Gender, Race, and Cultural Studies and the co-director of the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths, University of London. She can be reached on Twitter at @ajeebaurat
This conversation will be hosted online with Zoom.
Meeting ID: 527 104 8709
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A video recording and transcription of the event will be available afterwards on the Centre for Feminist Research website.
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