Queer-feminist engagements aim at transforming sexualized, gendered, classed, and racialized regimes. Given the current turn in the humanities and social sciences towards affect and emotions, how crucial is (reworking) affect for this endeavor and how does affect work in these contexts? Are affects and emotions spontaneous and unruly or are they molded by historically and socially specific dynamics and codes of intelligibility? In what ways are the social, the economic, and the political created, enforced or transformed, for example, by anger, despair, shame, or pleasure? This event interrogated queering affect as work, as something that works, and as something that we can work with.

Marie-Luise Angerer is professor for media and cultural studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Her research and publications focus on affect and media technologies as well as on the entanglement of representation and materiality.

Deborah Gould is associate professor of sociology at UC Santa Cruz, currently working on a project that looks at political affinities and reciprocities across chasms of difference. She was involved in ACT UP/Chicago for many years and is a founding member of the research/art/activism collaborative group, Feel Tank Chicago.

Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodriguez is professor of sociology at the University Gießen. In her research and publications she engages with questions of the local face of global inequalities, queer-feminist decolonial epistemology, and critical intersectional approaches to migration and diaspora studies.

In English

Marie-Luise Angerer
Deborah Gould
Encarnación Gutiérrez

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An ICI event, in cooperation with the MPIB (Max Planck Institute for Human Development Berlin and the ZtG (Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies), organized by Brigitte Bargetz, Magdalena Freudenschuss, Benno Gammerl, Jochen Kleres, and Volker Woltersdorff

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