Lecture with Sara Ahmed: 'If these Doors Could Talk'

28 February 2020 - 15:00

Event organised by MA Gender Studies UEA

3pm-4.30pm, Friday 28th February 2020. The Enterprise Centre Lecture Theatre, UEA.

Complaints are made confidential as soon as they are lodged; complaints happen “behind closed doors.”

If we put our ear to the door, what would we hear? Can we listen to the door as well as through the door?

In this lecture, Sara Ahmed will explore how doors can teach us how institutions function; for whom they function. Doors are not just physical things that swing on hinges (though they are that); they are also mechanisms that enable an opening and a closing. The lecture explores how the figure of the open door can be used to create the impression of accessibility, diversity and inclusion, showing how doors can be closed by appearing to be open.

Sara Ahmed is a feminist writer and indepedent scholar, who works at the intersection of feminist, queer, and race studies. Her research is concerned with how bodies and worlds take shape; and how power is secured in everyday life worlds as well as institutional cultures.

The venue is fully accessible with step-free access to the room and a fixed hearing loop.

This lecture is hosted by the Gender Studies MA programme.

Free - Please book in advance
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Lecture Theatre
The Enterprise Centre
University of East Anglia
Category:Justice and injustice
Type:Talk or discussion
Contact: Dr Tori Cann