October 30th, 2015, British South Asians: Issues of Gender and Sexualities (Huddersfield)

British South Asian Issues of Gender and Sexuality. Friday 30th October 2015, 14.00 – 17.30: Quayside, University of Huddersfield.

Hosted by: University of Huddersfield: the Gender and Sexuality Research Group in the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences.

British South Asian Issues of Gender and Sexuality foregrounds some of the challenges and opportunities facing British South Asians living in the UK today. These experiences are forged via the intersections of age and generation, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexual identity and other social characteristics such as socio-economic class and spatiality. Whilst not avoiding ‘thorny issues’ such as forced marriage and the impact of fundamentalism, the workshop seeks to place these in the context of the many different subjectivities that British South Asians have, and to highlight agentic coping strategies for dealing with racism and other social inequalities.

Speakers :

  • Nafhesa Ali (University of Huddersfield): Older South Asian migrant (SAM) women, gender and sexuality: Constructing ‘appropriate femininities’
  • Santokh Gill (University of Huddersfield): British Sikh Masculinities in Transition
  • Sarah-Jane Page (Aston University): South Asian Identities, Religions and LGBTQI Sexualities: Attitudes and Experiences’
  • Jawad Syed (University of Huddersfield) : Islam and Sexual Diversity
  • Katherine Twamley (UCL): Sex and intimacy among Gujarati Indians in the UK and India
  • Khursheed Wadia (University of Warwick)  Muslim women organising in the 9/11 era

To register, please email Alison Holmes at A.Holmes@hud.ac.uk. The seminar is free.

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