Mon03Feb202012:00 pmCampus Boekentoren, Building Blandijn, Meeting room Camelot (130.007), Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent (third floor)
“Global Fertility Chains”: A feminist political economy pf transnational surrogacy between Isreal/Palestine and Georgia by Sigrid Vertommen (UGent)
Sigrid Vertommen is a FWO postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Conflict and Development Studies of Ghent University and an affiliated member of the Centre for Research on Culture and Gender. She was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London (2017-2019), and a research associate at the Sociology of Reproduction Research Group (ReproSoc) at the University of Cambridge (2019).
Mon02Mar202012:00 pmCampus Boekentoren, Building Blandijn, Meeting room Camelot (130.007), Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent (third floor)
Of ingénieurs and logiques: Gender, mobility and knowledge in Kinshasa’s emerging tech scene by Katrien Pype (KU Leuven)
Katrien Pype is an anthropologist who has been working on Kinshasa’s media and technology cultures since 2003. She has published in journals such as Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology; Journal of the Royal Anthropological Society; Visual Anthropology; and Media, Culture & Society. Her monograph, The Making of the Pentecostal Melodrama: Religion, Media, and Gender in Kinshasa, was published in 2012; she also co-edited a volume on Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of Care (Bristol University Press). Katrien also co-initiated the CongoResearchNetwork. She is associate professor in anthropology at the KU Leuven.
Mon16Mar202012:00 pmCampus Boekentoren, Building Blandijn, Room 120.025, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent (second floor)
LGBTQ+ rights in Cuba and Latin America by Teresa Fernández González (University of Sassari) - Canceled
Teresa de Jesús Fernández was teacher at the Faculties of Arts and Philosophy and Foreign Languages and Literatures, of the University of Sassari, Sardinia. She is now a leading activist of the LGTBI community, and currently works as an external collaborator of Cenesex, as National Coordinator of the network of lesbian and bisexual women of this institution. In 1986 she won the David Essay Prize, UNEAC. In 2019 she translated the book “Femminielli. Corpo, Genere, Cultura” from Eugenio Zito and Paolo Valerio, as well as a book of interviews with lesbian and bisexual women from different regions of Cuba (coordinated by Sara Más and Teresa de Jesús Fernández), which is the first book to be published in Cuba on the subject.