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Liveable Lives Roundtable


LIveable LIves Book

When: Friday 14th July 2023 | 11.00AM GMT/ 15.30 IST

Where: Online on Zoom (Link to join below)

This roundtable, presented by the DSAI Gender Study Group, will discuss the book 'Liveable Lives:Living and Surviving LGBTQ Equalities in India and the UK' with the authors Dr. Niharika Banerjea and Prof. Kath Browne. It will probe and explore the transnational considerations of liveabilities that the book explores from empirical fieldwork in India and in Great Britainundertaken in 2014-2016. Discussants will develop adialogue across their own research areas and interests and link this to contemporary liveabilities across diverse contexts.

Niharika Banerjea is Professor of gender sexuality studies at the Jindal Global Law School in O.P. Jindal Global University. Working across and drawing from sociology, geographies of sexualities and social anthropology, she is engaged with queer-feminist living and activisms in contemporary India. She identifies as a queer academic-activist, as a way to critically address familiar binaries between academia and activism - in classrooms, in activist spaces, and in writing practices. Niharika is an active member of Sappho for Equality, the activist forum for lesbian, bisexual women and transmasculine persons rights.

Kath Browne is a full professor of Geographies of Sexualities and Genders at University College Dublin. Her research has focused on social justice, inequalities and most recently polarisations, specifically around gender and sexualities. She has worked with those marginalised because of their sexual and gender identities, exploring how lives can be ameliorated in ways that take place seriously. She has also worked on those who are opposed to sexual and gender equalities, with Catherine Nash and Andrew Gorman-Murray, developing the concept of heteroactivism. She currently leads the Beyond Opposition research, an ERC consolidator project that seeks to explore new ways of engaging polarisation and division, and is the project co-ordinator for RESIST a Horizon Europe funded project exploring ‘anti-gender’.

Rohit K Dasgupta is Senior lecturer in cultural industries at the University ofGlasgow. Published books include Digital Queer Cultures in India (Routledge,2017), Queering Digital India (EUP, 2018) & Styling South Asian Youth Cultures(Bloomsbury, 2018) amongst others. He is also an elected councillor and Deputy Cabinet Member for Social Justice, Equalities and Culture in theLondon Borough of Newham.

Dr. Nita Mishra is is a lecturer in the University of Limerick. Her current research focuses on gender, feminist research methodologies, rights-based approaches to development, civil society organisations, and understanding peace. She is the convenor of the Gender Study Group (DSAI) and Vice-President (Education & Training) of the European Association of Development Research & Training Institutes (EADI). Her poetry, critically acclaimed, speaksof lives of migrant women across continents.

Carol Ballantine is a postdoctoral researcher in the school of geography in UCD on Beyond Opposition, exploring social polarisation related to sexualities, gender and abortion. Her research interests include violence, gender and migration.




Meeting ID: 860 6091 7242

Passcode: 719932

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