Workshop-Institute for the Study of European Transformations

The ISET seminar series addresses key issues in the making and remaking of
Europe, whether economic, political, social or cultural. In the context of
globalization, these extend beyond Europe’s borders, and interrogate
definitions of European identity.

The queer deconstruction of heteronormativity is a strategic tool to study
the nexus between migration, gender and sexuality.  Its intersectional
focus on gender, sexuality and materiality potentially allows a better
understanding of the social mobilities, identities and divisions
underpinning migration.

During this half day workshop we will explore the theoretical and
methodological potential offered by queer analyses of the nexus between
migration and sexual orientations.  We will also discuss the complex
entanglement of rights and identities characterising the experience of
people claiming asylum on the grounds of their sexual orientation and
gender identity in the UK.

This workshop will bring together a unique combination of scholars and
practitioners addressing these issues from a variety of academic
disciplines and fields in the UK

*Panel 1: Queer mobilities, methodologies and intersections*

*Jon Binnie*, Manchester Metropolitan University
‘Like a Bomb in the Gasoline Station’: East-West Migration and
Transnational Activism around Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer
Politics in Poland – co-authored with Chris Klesse
*Kath Browne*, University of Brighton
Queer travels: Unfixing through movement
*Nick Mai*, ISET, London Metropolitan University
The Fractal Queerness of Non-Heteronormative Sex Workers in the UK and in
the EU

*Panel 2: Framing non-heteronormative migration and asylum in the UK*

*Calogero Giametta*, ISET, London Metropolitan University
The making of Knowable and Liberated Subjectivities in Queer Asylum Cases
in the UK
*S.Chelvan*, Barrister, No 5 Chambers and King’s College London
Analysing homo and hetero normativities in the narratives of lesbian and
gay asylum seekers in the United Kingdom
*Erin Power*, UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group-UKLGIG
Translating Queer Migration Histories into LGBTI Asylum Cases

The Seminar will take place in the Old Staff Café, T1-20, Tower Building,
London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB

Attendance is free but places are limited so it is essential to register in advance at http://isetspringseminar2012.eventbrite.com/*

Administrator
Institute for the Study of European Transformations
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7133 2913
http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/iset

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