Gender in Multiplicities: Intersectionality, Decoloniality, Assemblages, Co-Formations: French and U.S. Conversations

The objective of this symposium is to put into conversation many different kinds of analyses that have been produced in and/or re-elaborated in France and the U.S., in which gender is understood inseparably from its relations with many other relations of power, including racism, sexuality, class, capitalism, colonialism and coloniality.

Program:

10:30-11: Introductory Remarks

Stephane Ré for the Cultural Services of the French Consulate of San Francisco

Paola Bacchetta for the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies

11-1: First Panel

“ReAssemblage: Resistance and the Creative Everyday.”

Trinh Minh-ha, Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Rhetoric and Film Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

“Intersectionality, Decoloniality: Analyzing the New, Supposedly Respectable Racism in France.”

Nasima Moujoud, Department of Sociology, Université Grenoble.

“Co-Formations, Co-Productions.”

Paola Bacchetta, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

“The Biopolitical Triangle: Inert Multiplicity and Useful Co-(de)Formations.”

Marie-Hélène/Sam Bourcier, Department of Art and Culture, Université Lille 3, Charles de Gaulle.

Discussion

1-2:30: Lunch Break

2:30-4:30: Second Panel

“Theorizing Social Formations.”

Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, and Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

“The Straight Bind: Materialist and Decolonial Analyses.”

Jules Falquet, Department of Sociology, Université Paris- Diderot.

“Intersectionality and Co-Formations among LGBTQ workers in the San Francisco Tech Industry.”

Winddance Twine, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

“Queer Articulations of Decoloniality in Contemporary France.”

Sandeep Bakshi, Department of English, Université Le Havre.

Discussion

4:30-6: Public Reception

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Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Consulate of San Francisco and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley.

Supported by the following UC Berkeley programs and departments: The Program in Critical Theory; Center for Race and Gender; Department of African American Studies; Department of Ethnic Studies; Department of French; Center for the Study of Sexual Cultures; American Cultures; Townsend Center for the Humanities and Center for Race and Gender Working Group on Muslim Identities and Cultures; Department of Sociology; Department of Art Practice; Department of English.