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"Palestine and the Will to Theorise Decolonial Queering", a talk by Dr Walaa Alqaisiya

Tuesday 21 January 2020, 5.00PM

Speaker(s): Dr Walaa Alqaisiya

Dr Walaa Alqaisiya is a fellow in gender, sexuality and conflict in the Gender Studies Department at the LSE. She holds a doctoral degree in Human Geography from Durham University that examines the meanings of queer(y)ing spaces within the current Palestinian context and their relevance in relation to de-colonial geographies and imaginaries. Her research commitment, grounded in grassroots concerns and aesthetic productions in the multi-layered and conflicted context of Occupied Palestine and the MENA region more broadly, interrogates the value of decolonial, feminist and queer methodologies to advancing the intellectual sovereignty of local knowledge(s) from the global south. Conceptually, her work weaves together queer studies, decolonial approaches and indigenous studies perspectives, and asks how the question of decolonisation and queerness may intersect and mutually inform each other against a background marked by settler and/or post-colonial conditions.

As always, the talk will be followed by a wine reception, after which we will head out to dinner. You are all welcome to join us - please drop Nicole a quick line at if you would like to do so (until Monday 20th of January 12 pm)!

Location: The Treehouse (BS/104), Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: All welcome!