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Program Conference Practicing Intersectionality in Research, Activism and Politics 2023

Conference & 5 year anniversary of the MA Program Gender, Intersectionality and Politics

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Conference Day One: Thursday, November 30, 2023

Venue: Hörsaal A, Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin

15:00 – 15:30


15:30 – 16:00

Welcome Notes & Introduction

Heike Pantelmann (Managing Director of the Margherita von Brentano Center)

Gülay Çağlar (Professor for Gender & Diversity & Director of the MA Program Gender, Intersectionality and Politics, FU Berlin)

Friederike Beier (Postdoc, Gender & Diversity Division)

16:00 – 17:45

Panel 1: Black Feminist Activism

Panel Facilitator: Zefitret Abera Molla

Jihad Yagoubi: Framing the intersections of northern African Black feminist thought and activism: Sketching the boundaries of a blueprint

Juliana Streva: Quilombo Tactics: Afrodiasporic Poethics and Politics of Vitality

Pamela Ohene-Nyako: Caught in a Vice: Black Female Activists in France and le droit à la différence culturelle, 1970s-1990s

17:45 – 18:15

Coffee break

18:15 – 19:45

Keynote by Tiffany N. Florvil: Mobilizing Black Germany. Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement

19:45 – 21:00


Conference Day Two: Friday, December 1, 2023

Venue: Hörsaal A & B, Ihnestraße 21, 14195 Berlin

8:45 – 9:15


9:15 – 10:45

2 parallel panels:

Panel 2: Intersectionality in Social and Care Policies (Hörsaal A)

Panel Facilitator: Sofie Eifertinger

Laura Andrea Álvarez Tobar: Intersectional Analysis of Social Policy Legislation: a Case Study of Spain

Manuela Stein da Silva Barbosa: Intersectional Inequalities in the Context of Care Work in Brazil

Cari_na Maier: Reflections upon intersectional perspectives on care within feminist theory

Panel 3: Intersectionality in the EU (Hörsaal B)

Panel Facilitator: Friederike Beier

Petra Debusscher: Intersectionality in the European Union: a framework for policy analysis

Laura Eigenmann, Bontu Lucie Gutschke, Kathrin Zippel: Intersectional transformation or ‘gender equality +’? Intersectionality in EU policies on research and science

Liza Mügge: Intersectionalizing European politics: Bridging gender and ethnicity

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45

2 parallel panels

Panel 4: Intersectionality in Research & Studies (Hörsaal B)

Panel Facilitator: Sabina García Peter

Katharina Heermann: The significance of diversity and social processes in law studies and the legal profession – A mixed-methods survey at Freie Universität Berlin

Mariam Salehi: Processual and situated perspectives in conflict research

Panel 5: Intersectionality in Knowledge Production  (Hörsaal A)

Panel Facilitator: Jule Govrin & Lola Fischer-Irmler

Aneri Vora (online): The Travels and Travails of Intersectionality: A Critical Appraisal of its Conceptual Applicability/Utility in the Context of India

Jo Krishnakumar & Vibhavari Desai (online): “It was meant to be one Instagram post”: Building Trans/form, a Community-Led Tool to Understand Anti-Trans Violence in India

12.45 – 14:15

Lunch break

14:15 – 15:45

Round table: Beyond Buzzwords: Interrogating Intersectionality in Academia and Activist practice (Hörsaal A)

Facilitator: Christina Templin

Cathérine Kolié (GLADT e.V.)
Shirin Assa (Woman* Life Freedom Collective Berlin)
Quang Anh Paasch (Speaker, Aktivist & Moderator from East Berlin) 
Amanda Ghazouani (Political Educator, Moderator and Community Organizer)

organised by students of the MA program Gender, Intersectionality and Politics

15:45 – 16.15

Coffee break

16.15 - 18:00

Panel 6: Intersectionality, Migration and Activism (Hörsaal A)

Panel Facilitator: Gülay Çağlar

Tunay Altay, Gökçe Yurdakul: Undoing one-dimensional immigrant: Revisiting difference through postmigrant paradigm in Germany

Karolina Lebek: Emotions, intersectionality and feminism activism: emotional responses to the practice of intersectionality in the transnational feminist movement in Berlin

Lee Eisold: Prioritisations and coalition building in a white-led antiracist activist landscape: Drawing on understandings of intersectionality in (antiracist) activism in Flanders, Belgium


Closing remarks: Gülay Çağlar

18.15 – 22.00

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organised by the Student Council of the Master Gender, Intersectionality and Politics