Decolonial Queer and Queer of Color Archiving: Engaging Concealed Pasts – April 20th


April 20, 2022

In person at University of Chicago Center in Paris
Online at the link below

This symposium aims to place some current decolonial queer and queer of color archival theories and practices in conversation with each other so as to mutually extend our knowledges and to enhance practices of critical queer archiving wherever located. Some questions the symposium will address are: what constitutes a decolonial or queer of color archive? Who are and what are our archives for? What kind of materials do we desire to archive and why? What might we hesitate to preserve in archives (i.e. anti-queer and anti-trans violence, queer of color suicide, panic or other affects, for example)? What are the material (financial, personnel, etc.) possibilities and limitations for decolonial and queer of color archiving? What epistemic work does this kind of archiving entail? How can queers and allies work together to produce decolonial, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, feminist, queer archives for our times and for futurity?


3:00 Convene
3:10 Brief Welcome Remarks: Paola Bacchetta and Sandeep Bakshi

Panel 1: 3PM-4:45PM
Chair: Salima Amari, CRESPPA – Genre, Travail, Mobilités
3:20 Roderick Ferguson, Yale University
3:40 Jin Haritaworn, York University
4:00 Evren Sacvi, Yale University
4:20 Discussant Sandeep Bakshi, LARCA, Université Paris Cité Questions, Comments, Responses, Discussion

Break 4:45- 5:00

Panel 2: 5PM -6:45PM
Chair: Yoann Idiri, MA in Urban and Cultural Heritage Studies, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-La Sorbonne
5:00 Malek Cheikh, MA in Studies of Gender and Culture, and Communication, Université Paris VIII, and Leading Editor of the journal AssiégéEs (2019-2022)
Massinissa Garaoun, Doctoral student, Linguistics, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris
5:30 Sam Bourcier, Université de Lille
5:50 Paola Bacchetta, University of California, Berkeley
6:10 Discussant Sandeep Bakshi, LARCA, Université Paris Cité Questions, Comments, Responses,

Discussion 6:35 Cocktail

Here is the link for more information about the program, and about signing up for in-person attendance (in Paris) and Zoom attendance:

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