Complaint as a queer method

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Sara Ahmed

Who this event is for

  • Everyone




Join us in conversation with Sara Ahmed, feminist writer and independent scholar. In her recent book Complaint! she draws on testimonies shared by academics and students who have made complaints about abuses of power or unequal working conditions in universities.

This lecture will explore how complaints about hostile environments (such as transphobia and racism) are often made in hostile environments, which means that to complain is often to experience an intensification of the problems being complained about. Sara reflects on individual and collective complaint activism and making complaint a queer method.