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Reading Group: Thinking Resistance
WED 1 MAY 2024
Past event

A woman lies in a bed which stands in water

Poulomi Basu, Sisters of the Moon, 2022. Courtesy Poulomi Basu, TJ Boulting and JAPC.

This reading group will explore two texts in order to investigate the contradictions, strategies and forms of movement building that are necessary to respond to crisis and oppressive governance.  

Facilitated by Sita Balani and Abeera Khan, this session will attempt to read both texts against one another, whilst using them as a basis for contextualising the specific political conjuncture that feminists must respond to. 

Prior knowledge of texts is not necessary as they will be read and discussed in the session. All are welcome. 


Sita Balani is Senior Lecturer in English at Queen Mary University of London. She is the author of Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race (Verso). She has published in Vice, Tribune, the White Review, Novara, Salvage, Ceasefire, Five Dials, Wasafiri, and Open Democracy.


Abeera Khan is Lecturer in Gender and Sexuality at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS. Her knowledge production and pedagogy is concerned with the interrelatedness between empire, gender, race and sexuality. She has published in Feminist ReviewFeminist Formationslambda Nordica and Religion and Gender and is co-editor of ‘Abolitions: Writing Against Abandonment’, a special issue of Wasafiri Magazine. She is currently developing her book monograph, Becoming Deviant: Race, Sexuality and the Queer Muslim.


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