RACISM, CAPITALISM, AND SEXUAL POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY GERMANY
June 18, 2019 - New York City
At this event, Heinz-Jürgen Voß and Smaran Dayal will introduce the newly published book “The Queer Intersectional in Contemporary Germany” (2018), featuring a number of distinguished authors, including Judith Butler, Sabine Hark, Christopher Sweetapple, Zülfukar Çetin, and Salih Alexander Wolter. The collection of essays explores global activist agendas, organizing strategies, and political discourses of the radical left, offering both theoretical and practice-based approaches. This conversation on issues of anti-racism, anti-capitalism, and queer politics in contemporary Germany will be followed by a Q&A. An Open Access version of the book is available here.
Heinz-Jürgen Voß, a biologist and social scientist, completed his PhD on “Making Sex Revisited: Deconstruction of Sex from a Biological-Medical Perspective” in 2010. He is a professor of Sexology and Sexual Education at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
Smaran Dayal studied English, American Studies, and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Freiburg and the Humboldt University in Berlin. He is now completing a PhD at New York University. His academic work has appeared in various scholarly journals, including “Citizenship Studies, Interventions, Lernen aus der Geschichte and Heimatkunde.”
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 6:00pm
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung–New York Office
275 Madison Ave., Suite 2114, New York, NY 10016
*The room is wheelchair accessible*
The event will be followed by a small reception.
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.
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