Magnus Hirschfeld, Race and a Twenty-First History of Sexuality
Law Birkbeck College, University of London London, UK
History Birkbeck College, University of London London, UK
English Birkbeck College, University of London London, UK
PsychoSocial Studies Birkbeck College, University of London London, UK
This panel interrogates via particular case studies current methodologies for investigating and underderstanding identity, community, and representation in four different disciplinary contexts: law, history, literature and psychosocial studies. The aim is to prompt discussion of resonances and dissonances between these approaches to frought questions of sexual subjectivities in different social, cultural, historic, and spatial contexts. This panel brings together members of the steering committee of the Birkbeck Insitute of Gender and Sexuality (BIGS) which seeks to foster insterdisciplinary debate about gender, sexuality, politics and culture:
Dr Heike Bauer, 'Sexology, Psychoanalysis, Anthropology: Discipline Formation and the Genealogies of Racism and Homophobia'
Dr Matt Cook, 'Squatting in Brixton: towards a local queer history'
Daniel Monk, 'Queerying Homophobic Bullying: Memories, Identities and Strategies'
Dr Amber Jacobs, 'On Intimacy and Becoming: Barebacking, Feminism and the Posthuman'